Study of comatose brains finds changes to highly connected hub areas

 

Study of comatose brains finds changes to highly connected hub areas

Study of comatose brains finds changes to highly connected hub areas.

Scientists have uncovered a key property of comatose brains that differentiates them from normal brains and may explain what goes wrong during severe brain injury. The report, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, utilizes graph theory, which uses data to determine how well connected each part of a network is to every other part of the network. The approach has been used to study social networks like Facebook and circuit engineering for electronics.