Walter J Freeman

Human Biology, Neuroscience, Physiology

MD cum laude, Yale University


Awards and achievements (25) View all

  • May 2012
    Lifetime Achievement Award, University of Salerno Medical School, Italy
  • May 2005
    Helmholtz Lifetime Achievement Award, International Neural Network Society
  • May 2005
    Dactyl Foundation Annual Prize for Applying Science to Literature


Our aim is to understand the ways in which the immense numbers of neurons in the human brain coordinate their activities in creating intelligent behavior. We apply the optimized brain theory in clinical, industrial, scientific and philosophical settings to such classic tasks as biologically motivated pattern recognition, navigation of autonomous robots, neural correlates of consciousness, epileptic seizure modeling and prediction, and the uses of brain imaging to understand neural mechanisms.

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