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Abstract #0354

Demonstration of the Central Role of the Subcortex in the Developing Brain by Identifying "hubs" in the Network Organisation of Functional Connectivity

Richard Andrew James Masterton1, Graeme D. Jackson1,2

1Brain Research Institute, Florey Neuroscience Institutes, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; 2Department of Medicine, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

We describe a new voxel-based analysis technique for characterising the network organisation of functional connectivity in the brain. Results are presented showing that subcortical structures play a more central role in children compared with adults.