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Mapping the structure and function of the brain with non-invasive brain imaging techniques has become a world-wide enterpise in the last 20 years. The core concept that drives this rapid growth has been the use of a standardized 3D coordinate space for combining data from many subjects and/or time-points. This has allowed geographically-separated laboratories to reproduce experiments in precise detail, to share data or to perform meta-analysis in ways that go far beyond the traditional reviewing of summary results in journal publications. A further corollary of the brain mapping approach is the natural fostering of multi-center collaboration among distant sites. This article describes recent progress in trans-Pacific collaboration between Canadian and Asian laboratories in the study of neuroanatomical networks obtained from MRI data, both in the normal brain and in neurodegenerative disorders. © 2008 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

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Brain Imaging and Behavior

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289 - 299