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A new study proposes a communication routing strategy for the brain that mimics the American highway system, with the bulk of the traffic leaving the local and feeder neural pathways to spend as much time as possible on the longer, higher-capacity passages through an influential network of hubs, the so-called rich club.
Just as the Occupy Wall Street movement has brought more attention to financial disparities between the haves and have-nots in American society, researchers are highlighting the disproportionate influence of so called "Rich Clubs" within the human brain.
A U.S.-Swiss team of scientists say they've created the first complete high-resolution map of the neural fibers in the human brain's cerebral cortex. The team said its findings identified a single network core, or hub, that might be key to the workings of both hemispheres of the brain.
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