This is a request for an ADAMHA Senior Scientist Award (KO5). The broad objective of my experimental and theoretical work is to understand how the nervous system orchestrates its many degrees of freedom in the service of behavioral function. The work is focused on illustrating the mechanisms and principles of coordination within the human brain, and between the brain and behavior, using a carefully selected set of paradigms. The approach is three pronged, combining: 1) theoretical concepts and tools of self-organization; 2) experimental model systems in which bifurcations feature prominently; and 3) advanced technologies that enable the analysis of the brain's spatiotemporal activity. To this end I am fortunate to have access to a full-head, neuromagnetic imaging device at CTF Systems, Vancouver, functional and conventional MRI facilities in Boca Raton, and direct contact with eminent theoreticians who share my interests. The RSA will release me from teaching and administrative duties and allow me to spend the time needed to collect and analyze experimental data. The RSA will also enable me to enhance my understanding of neuroscience, modeling and computational physics, in order to gain deeper insight into the connection between brain structure and function. I expect these research and scientific enhancement activities will consume at least 85% of my time. With the RSA, I also plan to continue my active role in mentoring and science education. l shall continue to lead our NIMH Training Program in Complex Systems and Brain Sciences and to provide research experience and mentoring to predoctoral and postdoctoral students. Finally, I intend to remain active in the South Florida community, promoting science and articulating its goals to the general public, particularly as it relates to the human brain-behavior relation.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Type
Research Scientist Award (K05)
Project #
5K05MH001386-03
Application #
2839159
Study Section
Clinical Neuroscience and Biological Psychopathology Review Committee (CNBP)
Program Officer
Glanzman, Dennis L
Project Start
1996-12-01
Project End
2001-11-30
Budget Start
1998-12-01
Budget End
1999-11-30
Support Year
3
Fiscal Year
1999
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
Florida Atlantic University
Department
Internal Medicine/Medicine
Type
Schools of Arts and Sciences
DUNS #
004147534
City
Boca Raton
State
FL
Country
United States
Zip Code
33431
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