Professor Svyatoslav Medvedev is a full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), and is currently appointed to the Institute for Biomedical Problems. From 1990 to 2017 he served as Director of the Institute of Human Brain. His main areas of research include human neurophysiology; investigating the neurophysiological correlates and basic organizational and functional mechanisms of maintaining mental activity in the cerebral system; neuronal activity of the human brain; depth evoked potentials related to visual perception; PET studies of higher nervous system activity and different kinds of pathologies; and brain maintenance of attention, thinking, creativity, speech, emotions; neurooncology, trauma, neurodegenerative disorders, and ischemic stroke. He has published more than 100 articles and 6 books.
Dr. Sci., Neurophysiology
PhD, Theoretical Physics, Lenigrad State University
- Institute for Biomedical Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IBMP RAS)
- Traditional Buddhist meditations reduce mismatch negativity in experienced monk- practitioners
- When EMG contamination does not necessarily hide high-frequency EEG: scalp electrical recordings before and after Dysport injections
- Neurophysiological correlates of verbal activity in patients with speech disorders of traumatic etiology
- Visual properties of neurons in the thalamus and striopallidar complex of the human brain
The Field Study of Long-Term Meditation Practitioners
We’re studying an ancient meditation practiced by present-day expert Tibetan Buddhists and how such a practice might offer insight into the death process.