Prof Juri Kropotov

Prof Juri Kropotov

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Director of laboratory for neurobiology of action programming at Institute of the Human Brain of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St.-Petersburg, Russia and Professor II at the Institute of Psychology at Norwegian University for Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway. Juri Kropotov graduated from the department of physics (major in quantum mechanics) at St.-Petersburg State University in 1972. In 1975 he defended his PhD thesis on “Slow processes in the human brain” at the Institute for Experimental Medicine. In 1985 for his research in the field of human physiology he was awarded the State Prize of the USSR – the highest award in the former Soviet Union. He was the first to show that the basal ganglia thalamo-cortical circuits of the human brain are involved in cognitive and affective functions. In 1986-1992 he developed a mathematical model of the cortex – the canonical cortical module – that was able to explain most of the properties of neurons in the visual cortex. In 1990s he started the research in the field of quantitative EEG and evoked potentials in normal subjects, in ADHD population and in neurological patients to whom intracranial electrodes were implanted for diagnosis and therapy. In 1998 he began using neurofeedback and transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for treatment ADHD and some other brain dysfunctions. For his research he was awarded the Medal of Honor of Russian Federation, the Diploma of the USSR Academy of Sciences for the Highest Achievement (Discovery) in science. He published more than 180 papers and 7 books. For many years he served as an editor of the journal “Human Physiology” of Russian Academy of Sciences. He is ex-president of the European Chapter of international Society for Neuronal Regulation (ISNR) and an editor of the journal “Neurotherapy”. The Academic Press just published his new book: Quantitative EEG, Event-Related Potentials and Neurotherapy which is quickly becoming the must have reference and textbook for QEEG students and practitioners.