Archived Public Lecture: Deciphering the Dynamics of the Unconscious Brain Under General Anesthesia
Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lecture presented by the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
About this Lecture
General anesthesia is a drug-induced state in which a patient is rendered insensate in order to safely and humanely undergo surgery or an invasive diagnostic procedure. During the last 10 years, the study of the neuroscience of anesthetic drugs has been an active area of research. In this lecture Dr. Brown will show how anesthetics create altered states of arousal by creating oscillations that impede how the various parts of the brain communicate. These oscillations, which are readily visible in the electroencephalogram (EEG), change systematically with anesthetic dose, anesthetic class and patient age. Dr. Brown will show how the EEG oscillations can be used to monitor the brain states of patients receiving general anesthesia, manage anesthetic delivery and learn about fundamental brain physiology.
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Emery Brown, the Edward Hood Taplin Professor of Medical Engineering and Professor of Computational Neuroscience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will discuss the ongoing neurological study of anesthetic drugs on May 6. His talk will be the final installment of the 2020-2021 Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lecture Series.
This is a free event hosted by Dr. Michael Friedlander and the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute. For more information, please call 540-526-2059 or send an e-mail.
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Emery Brown, M.D., Ph.D.
Edward Hood Taplin Professor of Medical Engineering of Computational Neuroscience, Professor of Health Sciences and Technology, and Director, Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anaesthesia, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital