THE SCIENCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS
April 25-30, 2016 - Tucson, ARIZONA
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
April 29, 2016
2:00 pm to 4:10 pm
PL 9 - 'Pribram Session' – Brain Dynamics
György Buzsáki, MD, PhD
NYU Neuroscience Institute, New York
György Buzsáki is the Biggs Professor of Neuroscience at New York University School of Medicine.
He has made major contributions to the understanding of neuronal oscillations focusing on their relationships to each other,
to behavior and to neuronal action potential generation and information coding the the brain.
György Buzsáki was born in Hungary and he graduated (M.D.) from the University of Pecs in 1974. He received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the Academy of Sciences, Budapest in 1984. Currently he is a Board of Governors Professor of Neuroscience at Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey, USA. Dr. Buzsáki is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and is a member of the editorial boards of several leading neuroscience journals, including Science and Neuron. In 2011, Buzsáki was co-recipient of the Brain Prize (the inaugural Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Prize) together with Tamas Freund and Peter Somogyi for their work describing organization of neurons in the hippocampus and the cortex.
His primary research interest is how neuronal circuits code, transfer and store information, especially how different brain oscillations serve such mechanisms. His two-stage (wake-sleep) model of memory has been supported by research in numerous laboratories world-wide.
Dr. Buzsáki is the author of Rhythms of the Brain, a book detailing the current neuroscientific understanding of brain rhythms, and how cortical cells and circuits give rise to higher cognitive functions.