Emery N. Brown
Professor of Health Sciences and Technology and Computational Neuroscience, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
areas of expertise: mechanisms of general anesthesia, neural signal processing, brain and cognitive sciences
Emery N. Brown is professor of health sciences and technology in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology and professor of computational neuroscience in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT. He is also Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. He received his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1987 and a PhD in statistics from Harvard University in 1988.
His research focus is the development of signal processing algorithms to characterize how the patterns of electrical discharges from neurons in the brain and central nervous system represent and transmit information. Since receiving a 2007 NIH Director's Pioneer Award, he has been using a systems neuroscience approach to study how anesthetic drugs act in the brain to create the state of general anesthesia. His approach uses combined functional magnetic resonance imaging and electroencephalography.
He serves on the National Advisory Council for the National Institutes of Neurological Diseases and Stroke, the Board of Mathematical Sciences and its Applications of the National Research Council and the Board of Trustees of the International Anesthesia Research Society.
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