Please cite the paper: “Zhang G. Y., Yang M., Liu B., Huang Z. C., Li J., Chen J. Y., Chen H, Zhang PP, Liu LJ, Wang J, Teng GJ. (2016). Changes of the directional brain networks related with brain plasticity in patients with long-term unilateral sensorineural hearing loss.Neuroscience 313 149–161.” while using the resting-state nodal degree to make publicized paper.