Laboratory of Intelligence Modeling & Neurophysics


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The Bergethon Lab has been closed and is not longer accepting new students.


The Laboratory of Intelligence Modeling and Neurophysics spirals around a core question: “What is the physical and systemic basis for creativity and intelligent behavior and how could such behavior be practically constructed or reconstructed?” This core query has significance on several levels. The basic neurophysics significance lies with the value in determining the fundamental processes, equations and organizational principles that give rise to intelligent behavior. However, there are important clinical applications that relate to the molecular and cellular processes of brain damage, potential mechanisms for neuro-protection, and recovery of lost function in ischemia, epilepsy, and neurodegenerative disease. The ultimate thrust of his laboratory is the design, construction and interaction with “intelligent machines” inspired by biological understanding.