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December 6, 2010

While reading the Science Times I ran across this article. A very interesting article that featured (among others) this guy:

André Fenton

A description from the Word Science Festival

André Fenton is a recognized neuroscientist, biomedical engineer and entrepreneur working on three related problems: how brains store information in memory; how brains coordinate knowledge to selectively activate relevant information and suppress irrelevant information; and how to record electrical activity from brain cells in freely-moving subjects.

His lab recordings of electrical brain activity are elucidating the physiology of cognitive control and cognitive dysfunction in schizophrenia. Dr. Fenton is a Professor at the Center for Neural Science at New York University. He founded Bio-Signal Group Corp., to develop brain-recording technology for medical applications that include enabling the rapid assessment of a patient’s functional brain state for emergency medicine.

Dr. Fenton and colleagues identified PKMzeta as the first molecule that maintains the persistence of memories in the brain, a discovery recognized by Science Magazine as one of the 10 most important breakthroughs in all of science and technology published in 2006

Sounds very impressive.

Further links:
NY Times Article
Word Science Festival
Lab Website

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