Dr. Walter J. Freeman

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    Walter J Freeman (b. 30 January 1927 in Washington DC) studied physics and mathematics at M.I.T., electronics in the Navy in World War II, philosophy at the University of Chicago, medicine at Yale University, internal medicine at Johns Hopkins, and neuropsychiatry at UCLA. He has taught brain science in the University of California at Berkeley since 1959, where he is Professor of the Graduate School.

    Dr. Freeman received his M.D. cum laude in 1954, and he has more than 20 awards, among which are the Bennett Award from the Society of Biological Psychiatry in 1964, a Guggenheim in 1965, the MERIT Award from NIMH in 1990, and the Pioneer Award from the Neural Networks Council of the IEEE in 1992. He was President of the International Neural Network Society in 1994, is Life Fellow of the IEEE, and Chair, IEEE Oakland-East Bay Section, EMBS, 2006.

    He has authored over 450 articles and 4 books: "Mass Action in the Nervous System" 1975, "Societies of Brains" 1995, "Neurodynamics" 2000, and "How Brains Make Up Their Minds" 2001.

    Scholarpedia articles:

    Freeman W.J. (2007) Hilbert Transform for Brain Waves. Scholarpedia
    Freeman W.J. (2007) Scale-Free Neocortical Dynamics. Scholarpedia
    Freeman W.J. (2007) Intentionality. Scholarpedia

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