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Topological features dictate the mechanics of the mammalian brains

Author
Saez, P.; Duñó, C.; Sun, L.; Antonovaite, N.; Malve, M.; Tost, D.; Goriely, A.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
International journal of mechanical sciences
Date of publication
2020-12-01
Volume
187
First page
105914:1
Last page
105914:8
DOI
10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2020.105914
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/340346 Open in new window
URL
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0020740320304963 Open in new window
Abstract
Understanding brain mechanics is crucial in the study of pathologies involving brain deformations such as tumor, strokes, or in traumatic brain injury. Apart from the intrinsic mechanical properties of the brain tissue, the topology and geometry of the mammalian brains are particularly important for its mechanical response. We use computational methods in combination with geometric models to understand the role of these features. We find that the geometric quantifiers such as the gyrification in...
Citation
Saez, P.; Duñó, C.; Sun, L.Y.; Antonovaite, N.; Malve, M.; Tost, D.; Goriely, A. Topological features dictate the mechanics of the mammalian brains. "International journal of mechanical sciences", 1 Desembre 2020, vol. 187, p. 105914:1-105914:8.
Keywords
Animal-scale laws, Brain mechanics, Brain shape, Finite element method
Group of research
CREB - Biomedical Engineering Research Centre
GIE - Engineering Informatics Group
LACÀN - Numerical Methods for Applied Sciences and Engineering

Participants

  • Saez Viñas, Pablo  (author)
  • Duñó Nosas, Carles  (author)
  • Sun, L. Y.  (author)
  • Antonovaite, Nelda  (author)
  • Malve, M.  (author)
  • Tost Pardell, Daniela  (author)
  • Goriely, Alain  (author)