Dr. Artur Luczak

Name: Artur Luczak

Phone: 403.394.3974

E-mail: luczak@uleth.ca

Office: EP1216

Lab: EP1241

Website: http://lethbridgebraindynamics.com/artur_luczak

Degrees:
PhD - Jagiellonian Univ., Poland
MSc - Wroclaw University of Technology

Research highlight:
We described that information in the brain is transmitted in form of discrete packets, and we suggest that such packets constitute the basic building blocks of cortical coding (Nature Rev Neurosc, 2015).

Teaching:
- Introductory workshop on computational methods in neuroscience (Summer semester)
- Introduction to Programming and Statistics in Matlab
- Brain and Behavior (Neur2600, Fall semester)

Biography:

Dr. Artur Luczak received a MSc in Biomedical Engineering, and in 2002 he obtained a PhD from Jagiellonian University, Poland. During that time he was also awarded fellowships in the Netherlands, France, and Italy. During his postdoctoral training at Yale University and at Rutgers University, he studied information processing in neuronal populations using experimental and theoretical methods. In 2009, Dr. Luczak joined the University of Lethbridge as an assistant professor and was subsequently promoted to an associate professor.

Representative Publications:

Luczak A, McNaughton BL, Harris KD. Packet-based communication in the cortex . Nature Rev Neurosci (2015)

Bermudez Contreras E, Gomez Palacio Schjetnan A, Muhammad A, Bartho P, McNaughton BL, Kolb B, Gruber AJ, Luczak A. Formation and reverberation of sequential neural activity patterns evoked by sensory stimulation is enhanced during cortical desynchronization. Neuron (2013)

Luczak A, Bartho P, Harris KD. Gating of sensory input by spontaneous cortical activity. J.Neurosci. (2013)

Luczak A, Barthó P, Harris KD. Spontaneous events outline the realm of possible sensory responses in the auditory cortex. Neuron 62 (2009)

Luczak A, Barthó P, Marguet SL, Buzsáki G, Harris KD. Sequential structure of neocortical spontaneous activity in vivo. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 104 (2007)