Edgar Garcia-Rill, PhD
It is a pleasure to help promote Translational Brain Rhythmicity as a vehicle for neuroscientists interested in the language of the brain. Neural oscillations were the first type of brain activity detected by the EEG almost 100 years ago. Almost 50 years ago, intrinsic membrane oscillations were described. Brain rhythms are manifested at several levels of the neuraxis and at a number of frequencies, all subserving a host of functions from sensory binding to motor pattern generation, from sleep and consciousness to memory consolidation, and more. Virtually all neurological and psychiatric disorders bear some form of frequency dysregulation from physiological tremor to rest or intention tremor or chorea, from epilepsy to brain-computer interphases. The list is endless so I hope that Translational Brain Rhythmicity will become a vehicle for all those interested in advancing the field in all of its different forms.
Garcia-Rill, Ph.D., is Director of the Center for Translational Neuroscience, a research arm of the Jackson T Stephens Spine & Neuroscience Institute. The Center for Translational Neuroscience is funded by the National Institutes of Health, specifically the IDeA program at NIGMS. This award is for the establishment of a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence at UAMS and the Stephens Institute. He is also funded by NINDS, holding an award in its 26th year. Dr. Garcia-Rill is also a Professor in the Department of Neurobiology & Developmental Sciences, and a Professor of Neurosurgery and Psychiatry at UAMS.