Hemispheric asymmetry of the functional brain connectome

Wei Shang, Ting Li, Jie Xiang, Rui Cao, Bin Wang, Jinglong Wu, Hui Zhang

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Researches of neuroimaging have revealed that there are many differences between left hemisphere and right hemisphere both in anatomical structure and in cognitive function. However, little is known about the topological organization of the functional networks of the two hemispheres. In the present study, we used functional magnetic resonance imaging to examine the topological organization and hemispheric differences in the functional networks in the two hemispheres. Analysis of asymmetry on functional networks was performed on a group of 192 healthy right-handed Chinese subjects. It revealed that both left and right hemisphere showed small-worldness features. We also found a significant rightward asymmetry on clustering coefficients and characteristic path length, a significant leftward asymmetry on global efficiency. In addition, the right hemisphere shows a stronger tendency of organizational modularity. These results may explain some differences in behaviors and cognition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCognitive Systems and Signal Processing - 3rd International Conference, ICCSIP 2016, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsFuchun Sun, Huaping Liu, Dewen Hu
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9789811052293
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event3rd International Conference on Cognitive Systems and Information Processing, ICCSIP 2016 - Beijing, China
Duration: Nov 19 2016Nov 23 2016

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


Other3rd International Conference on Cognitive Systems and Information Processing, ICCSIP 2016


  • Functional brain connectome
  • Hemispheric asymmetry
  • Resting-state fMRI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mathematics(all)


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