Neuroscience Program

Ernest Barreto

Ernest Barreto

Ernest Barreto

Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Research interests include the study of synchronization in populations of coupled oscillators, the individual and collective dynamics of neurons in the brain, and the fundamental dynamical mechanisms that underlie normal cognitive processing and pathological conditions such as epilepsy

Ernest Barreto is a Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Science at George Mason University.

Professor Barreto works at the convergence of physics, mathematics, and biology. Originally trained in nonlinear dynamics and chaos at the University of Maryland College Park, he later trained in experimental and theoretical neuroscience at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA.

Current interests include the study of synchronization in populations of coupled oscillators, the individual and collective dynamics of neurons in the brain, and the fundamental dynamical mechanisms that underlie normal cognitive processing and pathological conditions such as epilepsy.

Selected Publications

Inverse Stochastic Resonance

Collective Dynamics of Populations of Neurons

Single Neuron Dynamics

Nonlinear Dynamics of Coupled Oscillators

Neuroscience

Dynamical Systems Theory

 
 
 
 

Education

BA 1990, University of Chicago

MS 1995, University of Maryland, College Park

PhD 1996, University of Maryland, College Park