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About the Author

I hold the following degrees: M.D. in Psychiatry, M.Sc. in Physics and Electrical Engineering, Ph.D. In Neuroscience, D. Sc  in Neuroscience1. I am an author of 135 publications including three books.

I dedicated substantial part of my scientific life to studying neural control of automatic movements in animals, that is, to solving the problem of organization of Central Pattern Generators (see New Brain Concept). After solving the Central Pattern Generator problem, my primary interests lie within the realm of theoretical neuroscience.


Major publications related to this site:

Baev K.V. Solution of the problem of central pattern generators and a new concept of brain functions. Neurophysiol. 2012, 44(5): 414-432.

Baev K.V. A new conceptual understanding of brain function: basic mechanisms of brain-initiated normal and pathological behaviors. Crit Rev Neurobiol. 2007, 19(2-3): 119-202.

Baev K.V., Greene K.A., Marciano F.F., Samanta J.E.S., Shetter A.G., Smith K.A., Stacy M.A., Spetzler R.F. Physiology and pathophysiology of cortico - basal ganglia - thalamocortical loops: Theoretical and practical aspects. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2002, 26(4): 771-804.

Baev K.V. Biological Neural Networks: Hierarchical Concept of Brain Function. Boston, Basel, Berlin: Birkhauser, 1998.

Baev K.V. Highest level automatisms in the nervous system: A theory of functional principles underlying the highest forms of brain function. Prog Neurobiol. 1997, 51: 129-166.

Baev K.V. Disturbances of learning processes in the basal ganglia in the pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease: A novel theory. Neurol Res. 1995, 17: 38-48.

Baev K.V., Shimansky Yu.P. Principles of organization of neural systems controlling automatic movements in animals. Prog Neurobiol. 1992, 39(1): 45-112.

Baev K.V., Esipenko V.B., Shimansky Yu.P. Afferent control of central pattern generators: experimental analysis of scratching in the decerebrate cat. Neurosci. 1991, 40(1): 239-256.

Baev K.V., Esipenko V.B., Shimansky Yu.P. Afferent control of central pattern generators: experimental analysis of locomotion in the decerebrate cat. Neurosci. 1991, 43(1): 237-247.

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[1] My Doctor of Science degree is a senior scientific degree in UK, Ireland, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Russia, Ukraine, and some others. This degree comes after Ph.D.