Neurocognitive Networks 2010 aims to increase understanding of all aspects of neurocognitive networks. The guiding principle for the conference is that progress can be made toward understanding the neural basis of cognition by cross-fertilization at the intersection of four contemporary research themes: (1) neuroimaging of neurocognitive network function; (2) electrophysiology of neurocognitive network dynamics; (3) computational modeling of neurocognitive networks; (4) theory of neurocognitive networks. The conference schedule will be organized according to this scheme, with one session for each theme.

There is growing evidence that cognitive brain function must be understood in terms of distributed, interacting systems. Recent advances in cognitive neuroscience have been made possible by analysis of the large-scale brain networks underlying cognition, or neurocognitive networks for short. The study of neurocognitive networks has provided new and exciting insights into brain function. Advances have come from the cooperative work of multiple disciplines, including functional neuroimaging, electrophysiology, network modeling, and cognitive science. An abiding lesson is that a synthesis of experimental, analytical, and theoretical approaches is required to understand neurocognitive networks, since no single discipline or methodology in itself is adequate.