Thursday, November 13, 2014 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Emery N. Brown, Professor of Computational Neuroscience, MIT, Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School. General anesthesia, despite its widespread use, has been one of the biggest mysteries of modern medicine. Using a three-pronged approach, Emery and his team have deciphered this mystery. First, they characterized in detail the neurophysiology of loss and recovery of consciousness under propofol in humans using combined fMRI/EEG recordings, high-density EEG recordings and intracranial recordings.