Advisory Board

Professor Mayank R. Mehta

Mayank R. Mehta, M.Sc., Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Neurology, Physics, and Astronomy at the Brain Research Institute, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
 
His papers include Experience-dependent, asymmetric expansion of hippocampal place fields, Interaction of sensory responses with spontaneous depolarization in layer 2/3 barrel cortex, Experience-Dependent Asymmetric Shape of Hippocampal Receptive Fields, Cooperative LTP can map memory sequences on dendritic branches, Neuronal Dynamics of Predictive Coding, The Upshot of Up States in the Neocortex: From Slow Oscillations to Memory Formation, and A neural network model for kindling of focal epilepsy: basic mechanism.
 
Mayank earned his Bachelors in physics and mathematics and Masters in nuclear physics from Bombay University and later earned his Ph.D. in quantum field theory from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Arizona, and then because a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
 
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