Bruss Lima

Life Sciences

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.


Oscillatory Activity as a Brain Integration Mechanism
Science / Life Sciences

Psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism and schizophrenia, are linked to irregular oscillatory patterns in the brain. Individuals with these disorders often perceive the world as disjointed, implying a functional disconnection between various brain regions. This issue will be tackled using a two-pronged experimental approach: i) recording electroencephalograms in children diagnosed with autism, and ii) conducting intracerebral recordings in non-human primates engaged in a behavioral task. To enhance our understanding of the electroencephalographic patterns observed in children diagnosed with autism, we will apply models developed in animals. The primary goal is to comprehend the neurophysiological mechanisms involved in brain processing.

Amount invested

R$ 100,000.00

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  • Topics
  • Autism
  • cérebro
  • Primates
  • Schizophrenia