Dr. Paul Davenport, Distinguished Professor at the University of Florida, will be visiting the Laureate Institute for Brain Research from 11/6-11/9. His research focuses on the control of breathing, including basic brain mechanisms, reflex-to-cognitive respiratory neurophysiology, pulmonary function assessments and rehabilitation of respiratory muscles. He will present a talk at LIBR entitled "Sensing the Need to Breathe" on Friday afternoon.
Dr. Thomas Fine, from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toledo will present at the LIBR journal club series at 12 noon. Dr. Fine was one of the seminal float researchers in the 1980's. He published a number of studies documenting the physiological effects of floating, including significant reductions in blood pressure in patients with chronic hypertension, as well as large reductions in blood cortisol and increases in EEG theta during the float experience.
Dr. Irene Perini from the University of Gothenburg, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, in Vaestra Goetaland, Sweden will be visiting the Laureate Institute for Brain Research from 11/11- 11/14. She will give a presentation entitled "Human Nerve Growth Factor Mutation Alters Neural Pathways for Behavioral Responses to Acute Pain" on Wednesday at 1pm.