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Mark F. Bear

Author of Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain

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Dr. Mark Bear is an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Picower Professor of Neuroscience in The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Dr. Bear served as Director of The Picower Institute from 2007 to 2009.  Prior to moving to MIT in 2003, Dr. Bear was on the faculty of Brown University School of Medicine for 17 years.  After receiving his B.S. degree from Duke University, he earned his Ph.D. degree in neurobiology at Brown.  He took postdoctoral training from Wolf Singer at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt, Germany, and from Leon Cooper at Brown.  

Dr. Bear’s laboratory has substantially advanced knowledge of how cerebral cortex is modified by experience.  He made fundamental discoveries on bidirectional synaptic plasticity, metaplasticity, the molecular basis of amblyopia (a cause of visual disability in children), and the pathophysiology of fragile X syndrome (the most common inherited cause of intellectual disability and autism).  He has been at the forefront of the efforts to translate knowledge of autism pathophysiology into new treatments. (Source: http://www.psychiatry.pitt.edu/node/8924)
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