The Talairach Lecture, named after famed neurosurgeon Jean Talairach, is a prestigious honor. Previous lecturers have included: Mahlon Delong, Keiji Tanaka, Brenda Milner, G. Rizzoiatti, P. Magistretti, Vernon Mountcastle, Jun Tanji, Eric Kandel, Wolf Singer, Pasko Rakic, Giulio Tononi, Daniel Kahneman, Michael Gazzaniga, Patricia Churchland, György Buzsáki, Karl Deisseroth, Mortimer Mishkin and Marcus E. Raichle.
We are pleased to announce the 2014 Talairach Lecturer is Eve Marder, Ph.D of Brandeis University, Waltham, MD, USA.
Eve Marder received her Ph.D. from UCSD (1974) and did postdoctoral work at the Ecole Normale Superieure (Paris). She is the Beinfield Professor of Neuroscience and Head of the Division of Science at Brandeis University. Marder is Past-President of the Society for Neuroscience. Her honors include membership in the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences,
Marder studies the dynamics of small neural circuits was instrumental in demonstrating
|Variability, Robustness and Compensation in Neurons and Networks|
|Theoretical and experimental work demonstrates that similar circuit outputs can be produced with highly variable circuit parameters. This work argues that the nervous system of each healthy individual has found a set of different solutions that give “good enough circuit performance.|