Santa Fe Institute Collaboration Platform

COMPLEX TIME: Adaptation, Aging, & Arrow of Time

Get Involved!
Contact: Amy P. Chen, Program Manager, amypchen@santafe.edu

User:DietmarPlenz

From Complex Time

Dietmar Plenz.jpg

Name
Dietmar Plenz
Affiliation
NIH
Email address
plenzd@mail.nih.gov
Field(s) of Research
Neuronal Avalanches

Biography

Dr. Plenz is Chief of the Section on Critical Brain Dynamics in the Intramural Research Program at the NIMH.  He attended college at the Universities of Mainz and Tuebingen, Germany.  Under the supervision of Prof. Valentino Braitenberg and Ad Aertsen, he received his Ph.D. in 1993 at the Max-Planck Institute of Biological Cybernetics/University Tuebingen, where he pioneered the development of in vitro cortex networks to study the emergence of neuronal population dynamics.  During his 3 year postdoctoral fellowship with Stephen T. Kitai at the University of Tennessee, Memphis, he developed advanced cortex-forebrain neuronal cultures that allowed him to identify the mechanisms of distinct activity patterns that characterize normal and abnormal population dynamics in cortex and basal ganglia. Dr. Plenz joined the NIMH as a Tenure-track Investigator in 1999 and was promoted to Senior Investigator with tenure in 2006.  His laboratory combines electrophysiological and imaging techniques and neural modeling to study the self-organization of neuronal networks.

Related links

Involvement in the Complex Time Research Theme

Presenter

This user is listed as a presenter for the following agenda items:

  1. Cognitive Regime Shift I - When the Brain Breaks/Neuronal Avalanches

Attendee

This user is listed as an attendee for the following meetings:

  1. Cognitive Regime Shift I - When the Brain Breaks
  2. Cognitive Regime Shift II - When/why/how the Brain Breaks