Navigation Links
Salk scientist Terrence Sejnowski elected to National Academy of Sciences
Date:4/27/2010

La Jolla, CA - Salk Institute professor Terrence J. Sejnowski, Ph.D., whose work on neural networks helped spark the neural networks revolution in computing in the 1980s, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences. The Academy made the announcement today during its 147th annual meeting in Washington, DC. Election to the Academy recognizes distinguished and continuing achievements in original research, and is considered one of the highest honors accorded a U.S. scientist.

"Terry is an extraordinary neuroscientist," said Salk President William R. Brody. "His work has bridged computer science and neuroscience and has helped spur many advances in neuroscience. His election is a wonderful recognition of his pioneering accomplishments in computational neuroscience."

A Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, Dr. Sejnowski tries to understand the computational resources of brains, and to build linking principles from brain to behavior using computational models. He pursues his goal by combining both experimental and modeling techniques to study the biophysical properties of synapses- the connections between brain cells- and the population dynamics of large networks of neurons. For example, he demonstrated that the release of chemical signals from nerves isn't restricted to synapses, as neuroscientists had previously believed, but is mostly released outside the expected region.

He has created computer models of networks of neurons to explore the mechanisms underlying attention in the awake brain and brain rhythms in the sleeping brain and the links between them. These models also help explain how epilepsy arises from imbalances in brain circuits.

By studying how computer simulations can perform operations that resemble the activities of the cerebral cortex, Dr. Sejnowski hopes to gain new knowledge of how the human brain is capable of learning and storing memories. This knowledge ultimately may provide med
'/>"/>

Contact: Gina Kirchweger
kirchweger@salk.edu
858-453-410-01340
Salk Institute
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. UK scientists working to help cut ID theft
2. Scientists show that mitochondrial DNA variants are linked to risk factors for type 2 diabetes
3. Comet probes reveal evidence of origin of life, scientists claim
4. Scientists link fragile X tremor/ataxia syndrome to binding protein in RNA
5. Male elephants get photo IDs from scientists
6. Scientists retrace evolution with first atomic structure of an ancient protein
7. Muscle mass: Scientists identify novel mode of transcriptional regulation during myogenesis
8. Carnegie Mellon scientists develop nanogels that enable controlled delivery of carbohydrate drugs
9. Clemson scientists shed light on molecules in living cells
10. Scientists tackle mystery mountain illness
11. T. rex quicker than Becks, say scientists
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Salk scientist Terrence Sejnowski elected to National Academy of Sciences
(Date:4/17/2014)... A credit-card-sized anthrax detection cartridge developed at Sandia ... makes testing safer, easier, faster and cheaper. , ... is commonly found in soils all over the world ... both humans and animals. The bacteria can survive in ... B. anthracis may occur through skin contact, inhalation ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... engineer has developed a patented technique that improves ... The same technique could help police during drug ... Kay L. Theede chair in engineering and department ... research team have created a template-based system that ... The distance detection method called stand-off bomb ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... honored Clemson professor Rajendra Singh Thursday as a ... and expand solar deployment in the residential, commercial ... Banks Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and ... considered a local hero leading the charge across ... in solar power and driving policy changes at ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Pocket-sized anthrax detector aids global agriculture 2Pocket-sized anthrax detector aids global agriculture 3Patented research remotely detects nitrogen-rich explosives 2White House honors Clemson professor as 'Champion of Change' for solar deployment 2
... are the most populous organisms on the planet. They ... habitats by means of genetic variations that provide the ... what scientists believe is a random mutation and exchange ... that sometimes confers an advantage, and which then becomes ...
... to experience a "moderate" regional "red tide" this spring and ... to study the toxic algae that causes the bloom. The ... beings, however the toxins they produce can accumulate in filter-feeding ... shellfish poisoning (PSP) in humans who consume them. Under ...
... honored as the 2012 recipient of the ACMG Foundation/Signature ... College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) 2012 Annual Clinical Genetics ... for the award for her platform presentation, "Triheptanoin Therapy ... Ms. Barone will complete her Doctor of Medicine degree ...
Cached Biology News:Study shows unified process of evolution in bacteria and sexual eukaryotes 2Study shows unified process of evolution in bacteria and sexual eukaryotes 3Researchers report potential for a 'moderate' New England 'red tide' in 2012 2Researchers report potential for a 'moderate' New England 'red tide' in 2012 3Researchers report potential for a 'moderate' New England 'red tide' in 2012 42012 ACMG Foundation/Signature Genomic Laboratories Travel Award winner announced 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... The Pittcon Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that Innovative ... e-Journal and producer of Food Labs Conference , ... the co-location of Food Labs Conference to be held in ... fee to attend the two-day Food Lab Conference, March 4-5. ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 ­ RedBrick Health , a fast-growing leader ... announces that EmblemHealth , the New ... now providing the RedBrick Compass health assessment, combined with ... of its members. EmblemHealth is among the first health ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 The Microcompetition with Foreign DNA theory ... of these latent viruses is the Epstein Barr Virus (EBV), ... arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that destroys the ... that RA patients have high concentrations of EBV DNA in ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... TaiGen Biotechnology Company, Limited ("TaiGen") today announced that they ... Russian pharmaceutical company, to develop and commercialize nemonoxacin (Taigexyn ... , Turkey and other members ... antibiotic for the treatment of bacterial infections including those ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Pittcon Announces Second Year Partnership With Food Safety Tech 2Pittcon Announces Second Year Partnership With Food Safety Tech 3EmblemHealth Selects RedBrick Health to Power its Next-Generation Health Engagement and Behavior Change System 2EmblemHealth Selects RedBrick Health to Power its Next-Generation Health Engagement and Behavior Change System 3Study: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Patients Have EBV; The CBCD Says this is Consistent with Microcompetition 2Study: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Patients Have EBV; The CBCD Says this is Consistent with Microcompetition 3TaiGen Biotechnology Signed Exclusive License Agreement with R-Pharm for Nemonoxacin (Taigexyn(R)) 2TaiGen Biotechnology Signed Exclusive License Agreement with R-Pharm for Nemonoxacin (Taigexyn(R)) 3TaiGen Biotechnology Signed Exclusive License Agreement with R-Pharm for Nemonoxacin (Taigexyn(R)) 4
... Rao and his team are researching nano-scale cantilevers that have ... or gases in the air. Put them into a small ... alerts in battle, in industry, in health care and even ... to do this work has been something we,ve only seen ...
... 98% and Adjusted EBITDA Up 70% Year-Over-Year, ... Inc. (NYSE: WX ), a leading pharmaceutical, ... with operations,in China and the United States, today ... ended September 30, 2008. During the quarter,WuXi,s net ...
... announced today the successful closure of its Starfish ... capital fundraising in,Australia. The fund will invest in ... of this fundraising is an endorsement of Starfish ... the development of,innovative companies that, with the right ...
Cached Biology Technology:Clemson researchers advance nanoscale electromechanical sensors 2WuXi PharmaTech Announces Third Quarter 2008 Results 2WuXi PharmaTech Announces Third Quarter 2008 Results 3WuXi PharmaTech Announces Third Quarter 2008 Results 4WuXi PharmaTech Announces Third Quarter 2008 Results 5WuXi PharmaTech Announces Third Quarter 2008 Results 6WuXi PharmaTech Announces Third Quarter 2008 Results 7WuXi PharmaTech Announces Third Quarter 2008 Results 8WuXi PharmaTech Announces Third Quarter 2008 Results 9WuXi PharmaTech Announces Third Quarter 2008 Results 10WuXi PharmaTech Announces Third Quarter 2008 Results 11WuXi PharmaTech Announces Third Quarter 2008 Results 12WuXi PharmaTech Announces Third Quarter 2008 Results 13Starfish Ventures Closes Australia's Largest Venture Capital Fund With $185 Million Tech Fund 2
Sterile concentration of Dithiothreitol (DTT) solution in phosphate buffer (pH 7.0). Dilute contents in one vial (10- fold) to 100 ml. For use in liquefying sputum samples....
Silica bead method is an economic method of DNA extraction from agarose...
DTT, 25g...
... Agarose overlays are commonly ... Many commercial "DNA grade" agaroses ... toxic to insect cells or ... to obtain good overlays. Novagen's ...
Biology Products: