Joseph Parvizi, MD, PhD
Josef Parvizi MD, PhD is Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford University Medical Center. He is a clinician scientist with expertise in the functional mapping of the human brain using intracranial electrophysiological recordings and direct cortical stimulation in neurosurgical patients. He is the director of Human Intracranial Cognitive Electrophysiology Program and has been leading the intracranial electrophysiology and electrical brain stimulation research at Stanford University. He is also the director of the Stanford Program for Intractable Epilepsy where patients who are candidates for invasive pre-surgical monitoring for epilepsy surgery are evaluated and recruited. Dr. Parvizi has published extensively on the topic of intracranial EEG an electrical stimulation. For a recent review, see Parvizi and Kastner Nature Neuroscience 2018 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41593-018-0108-2. In this talk, he will present evidence from his direct stimulations and recordings from the human brain and how they can help us understand the modes of human brain function.