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There are two major networks in a brain: biological neural network and functional brain network. The former captures the structural connectivity and the latter captures the functional connectivity. Biological neural network is often referred as a 'connectome' and the term "connectomics" refers the scientific movement to map the entire network structure.

Is there a backbone structure in brain and can we find it^1?

Importance of long-range connections[^2].

Comparing structures of man-made circuits to brain networks[^3].

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^1: van den Heuvel, M. P.; Kahn, R. S.; Goni, J.; Sporns, O. (2012). "High-cost, high-capacity backbone for global brain communication". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. doi:10.1073/pnas.1203593109. ISSN 0027-8424.

[^2]: Markov, N. T.; Ercsey-Ravasz, M.; Lamy, C.; Ribeiro Gomes, A. R.; Magrou, L.; Misery, P.; Giroud, P.; Barone, P. et al. (2013). "The role of long-range connections on the specificity of the macaque interareal cortical network". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. doi:10.1073/pnas.1218972110. ISSN 0027-8424.

[^3]: Friston, Karl J.; Bassett, Danielle S.; Greenfield, Daniel L.; Meyer-Lindenberg, Andreas; Weinberger, Daniel R.; Moore, Simon W.; Bullmore, Edward T. (2010). "Efficient Physical Embedding of Topologically Complex Information Processing Networks in Brains and Computer Circuits". PLoS Computational Biology 6 (4): e1000748. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000748. ISSN 1553-7358.

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