György Buzsáki, New York University, NYU Neuroscience Institute, New York, USA
György Buzsáki is Biggs Professor of Neuroscience at New York University. His primary interests are mechanisms of memory, sleep and associated diseases. His main focus is “neural syntax”, i.e., how segmentation of neural information is organized by the numerous brain rhythms to support cognitive functions.
His most influential work, the two-stage model of memory trace consolidation, demonstrates how the neocortex-mediated information during learning transiently modifies hippocampal networks, followed by reactivation and consolidation of these memory traces during sleep. With more than 300 papers published on these topics, he is among the top 150 most-cited neuroscientists.
Buzsáki is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Academiae Europaeae and an honorary member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and he sits on the editorial boards of several leading neuroscience journals, including Science and Neuron. He is a co-recipient of the 2011 Brain Prize. (Book: G. Buzsáki, Rhythms of the Brain, Oxord University Press, 2006)
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