Chapel Hill, North Carolina – United States
Dr Favorov is a research professor in biomedical engineering who has been actively involved in developing novel algorithms for understanding complex biomedical processes since 1980. One focus has been on in vivo neurophysiological research and the neural basis of perception. His group studies the relationship between patterns of neuroelectrical activity in the somatosensory cerebral cortex and tactile perception, the physiological mechanisms responsible for generation of neuroelectrical activity in the cerebral cortex, and cortical information processing. In order to understand the functional significance of the experimentally observed cortical activity patterns, he also does mathematical modeling of cortical networks. His group has developed computational algorithms that analyze how the cerebral cortex is able to recognize higher-order regularities in observed phenomena and how these patterns are used in perceptual and decision-making tasks. As an outgrowth of this research, he hasalso been involved in creating general-purpose innovative and advanced digital signal processing and information extraction algorithms for the study of movement following concussion in several DoD funded projects collaborating with Dr. Karen L. McCulloch also at UNC-CH.
Wednesday, November 6
3:16 PM – 3:33 PM