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Dynamics of the Unconscious Brain Under General Anesthesia

The Belltower, lit red in honor of an ACC basketball win.
MIT professor of medical engineering and computational neurosciences Emery Brown, one of just 19 people ever elected to the National Academies of Medicine, Science and Engineering, will appear at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Duke Energy Hall in Hunt Library on NC State’s Centennial Campus, in the Data Science Initiative’s first RED Talk of 2017.
He will lead a discussion called “The Dynamics of the Unconscious Brain Under General Anesthesia.” Brown’s experimental research studies how anesthesia works. His statistics research develops point process, state-space and spectral analysis methods to characterize how the brain represents and transmits information.

Brown served on President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative Working Group and is the recipient of an NIH Pioneer Award, the National Institute of Statistical Sciences Sacks Award, the American Society of Anesthesiologists Excellence in Research Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship in Applied Mathematics. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, the IEEE, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Inventors.

A reception will follow in Duke Energy Hall.