Bruss Lima, a biologist, is on a quest to decode the mysteries of the mind. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Brasilia and earned a master’s in biophysics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. His doctoral degree was awarded by the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Germany. He carried out his post-doctoral fellowship at Columbia University in the United States. His research, which explores oscillatory activity in the brain, has the potential to broaden the spectrum of treatment options for individuals suffering from neuropathies such as autism or schizophrenia.