The brain is one of the most remarkable human organs. In spite of the central role it plays in all we do, we are still far from understanding how it works. Most importantly what happens when the brain breaks down in its functioning? In this talk at the IU China Gateway, Indiana University's Prof. Jorge José will describe how hidden information on how we move, that happens at a millisecond time scale, may provide cognitive quantitative information that sheds light into classifications of neurological disorders. Prof José will give as an example the important case of Autism and how we have been able to relate how individuals with Autism move to their ability to speak or not.
About the speaker:
Jorgé V. José is a James H. Rudy Distinguished Professor of Physics at Indiana University. He holds Bachelors of Science, Masters of Science, and Doctors of Science all from the National University of Mexico. Dr. José founded the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Complex Systems at Northeastern University, was Vice President for Research at State University of New York, and was also System Vice President for Research at Indiana University. Currently acting as a professor of Integrative and Cellular Physiology and a prized member of the Stark Neuroscience Institute at Indiana University, Dr. José advises 12 Ph.D. students and 14 Postdoctoral fellows. He has also published two books, 40 years of Berezinskii-Thouless Theory and Classical Mechanics: a Contemporary Approach, and he is also widely published in academic journals, with 175 published articles. He has previously taught and spoke at universities and research centers around the world, including but not limited to University of Utrecht, Saclay Nuclear Research Center, Laue-Langevin Institute, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Kyoto University, Brown University, State University of New York, Rutgers University, University of Chicago, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Indiana University China Gateway
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Note: The lecture will be presented in English with no translation. The content is suitable to whoever interested in the topic. No academic background is necessary.