Laureates 2004

Future - Brain Sciences

William T. Newsome III

William T. Newsome III

Dr. William T. Newsome bridges the fields of neurophysiology and perceptual psychology. Through his outstanding research he has demonstrated the correlation between certain brain cells and the process of visual perception and how the brain interprets the signals arriving from the eye. If these links between nerve cell activity and perception can be clarified, researchers will be able to find the best ways of looking at the brain to determine

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Amiram Grinvald

Amiram Grinvald

Dr. Amiram Grinvald of the Weizmann Institute's Neurobiology Department is considered the world leader in functional optical imaging. He was the first to use the term optical imaging in a paper published in 1984. Technical innovation developed by Dr. Grinvald has had a profound impact on neurosciences. Visualizing electrical activity in the living brain, in real time, has been realized through Dr. Amiram Grinvald's method of optical imaging

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Robert Wurtz

Robert Wurtz

Dr. Robert Wurtz

Dr. Robert H. Wurtz has made one of the most salient discoveries in cognitive neurosciences by understanding how the brain processes different aspects of the visual scene in different places, segregating color, and processing motion and form.

Robert Wurtz developed techniques for studying the activity of single visual neurons in an alert monkey trained to carry out behavioral tasks. His studies enabled careful analysis of

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