Bratislav Misic, PhD

Contact Information

Email:bratislav.misic [at] mcgill.ca ( )bratislav.misic [at] mcgill.ca (Bratislav Misic)
Tel.: 514-398-1857
Website: misiclab
Recent Publications: PubMed, Google Scholar
Academic Affiliations: Neurology and Neurosurgery
Research Groups: Neuroimaging and Neuroinformatics


Misic will use non-invasive neuroimaging to explain how the links and interactions among brain areas determine and affect our thinking and behaviour.

Bratislav Misic leads the Network Neuroscience Lab and investigates how cognitive operations and complex behaviour emerge from the connections and interactions among brain areas. The goal of this research is to quantify the effects of disease on brain structure and function. His research program emphasizes representations and models that not only embody the topological organization of the brain, but also capture the complex multi-scale relationships that link brain network topology to dynamic biological processes, such as neural signalling and disease spread. Misic's research lies at the intersection of network science, dynamical systems and multivariate statistics, with a focus on complex data sets involving multiple neuroimaging modalities, including fMRI, DWI, MEG/EEG and PET.

Selected publications

Misic, B., & Sporns, O. (2016). From regions to connections and networks: New bridges between brain and behavior. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 40, 1-7. S0959-4388(16)30054-X Link to item

Misic, B., Betzel, R. F., Nematzadeh, A., Goni, J., Griffa, A., Hagmann, P., . . . Sporns, O. (2015). Cooperative and competitive spreading dynamics on the human connectome. Neuron, 86(6), 1518-1529. 10.1016/j.neuron.2015.05.035 Link to item

Misic, B., Betzel, R. F., de Reus, M. A., van den Heuvel, M. P., Berman, M. G., McIntosh, A. R., & Sporns, O. (2016). Network-level structure-function relationships in human neocortex. Cerebral Cortex (New York, N.Y.: 1991), 26(7), 3285-3296. 10.1093/cercor/bhw089 Link to item

Misic, B., Dunkley, B. T., Sedge, P. A., Da Costa, L., Fatima, Z., Berman, M. G., . . . Taylor, M. J. (2016). Post-traumatic stress constrains the dynamic repertoire of neural activity. The Journal of Neuroscience : The Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 36(2), 419-431. 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1506-15.2016 Link to item

Misic, B., Sporns, O., & McIntosh, A. R. (2014). Communication efficiency and congestion of signal traffic in large-scale brain networks. PLoS Computational Biology, 10(1), e1003427. 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003427 Link to item

The Montreal Neurological Institute & Hospital is a McGill University research and teaching institute; delivering the highest quality of care to patients, as part of the Neuroscience Mission of the McGill University Health Centre. The Neuro is proud to be a Killam Institution, supported by the Killam Trusts.