Dr Andrew A. Fingelkurts and Dr Alexander A. Fingelkurts

Drs. Andrew A. and Alexander A. Fingelkurts have careers in academic neuroscience, psychophysiology and clinical research, with a considerable number of publications in scientific journals, book chapters and conference proceedings, as well as a lecturing practice in areas of neuroscience and applied psychophysiology.

Their areas of expertise include neuroinformatics, quantitative EEG diagnostics, advanced methods of EEG/MEG analysis and systemic psychophysiology. Drs. Fingelkurts entered the field of identification of reproducible and stable spatial-temporal relations between segments of activity in electroencephalogram (EEG) and functional brain states in 1998, with doctoral dissertations concerned with EEG segmentation. Subsequently, in a sizeable number of independent studies Drs. Fingelkurts generated a large number of observations under a variety of conditions that identified meaningful manifestations in the EEG, having the form of rapid transitional processes interspersed between piecewise stationary records. On the basis of this work, they formulated a framework of "Operational Architectonics (OA) of Brain-Mind Functioning" which is based on the joint analysis of cognitive and electromagnetic data (EEG and MEG). According to OA every conscious phenomenon is brought to existence by the joint operations of many functional and transient neuronal assemblies in the brain. Further, the functioning of the brain is always operational (made up of operations), and its structure is characterized by a hierarchy of operations of increasing complexity: from single neurons to synchronized neuronal assemblies. In a number of publications Drs. Fingelkurts clearly identified interesting relations between mental states and the EEG patterns uncovered by the method of Operational Synchrony which delineates cooperative neural interactions at a functionally relevant level of neuronal organization.

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