Functional connectivity of simulated neural mass model dynamics on a random structural network. (A). The underlying 256 node random structural network. Here and in the following figures, networks are represented by their square connectivity matrices, where row and column indices correspond to nodes, and matrix entries correspond to connections between individual nodes. (B). The emergent spatiotemporal dynamics: color represents the state of individual dynamical units according to space (horizontal axis) and time (vertical axis). (C). The resulting functional connectivity matrix, derived by linear cross-correlation between the spatiotemporal dynamics from B and reordered to maximize the visual appearance of modules (this reordering was also applied to A, with negligible impact). Each dynamical unit represents the mean state of a local population of densely connected inhibitory and pyramidal neurons, with conductance-based transmembrane ion flows and zero-order synaptic kinetics. Full details of these dynamics are provided in Breakspear et al. .
Rubinov et al. BMC Neuroscience 2009 10:55 doi:10.1186/1471-2202-10-55