Ο Νίκος Λογοθέτης σπούδασε μαθηματικά στο Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών και κατόπιν Βιολογία στο ΑΠΘ. Έλαβε το διδακτορικό του από το L-M.U. του Μονάχου, πέρασε από το MIT και το Baylor College of Medicine, και σήμερα είναι διευθυντής του Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics στο Tübingen της Γερμανίας. Ασχολείται με τις Νευροεπιστήμες.

Παραθέτω αποσπάσματα από διθυραμβικό άρθρο στο Nature το 2005:

Neuroscience: The maestro of minds

«Today, Logothetis is at the top of his field. His experimental rigour commands widespread respect, and he is churning out a stream of red-hot papers….The paper was immediately hailed as a tour de force of experimental dexterity and data analysis, and in 2003 was the most highly cited study in biology, apart from a handful of genome papers….In the mid-1990s, he had been in hot demand, and was vigorously pursued by Germany’s Max Planck Society, which installed him as director of the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen….He has expanded his own department to more than 60 people and his head is a cauldron of plans….Meanwhile, Logothetis’s meticulous fMRI studies continue to make waves among neuroscientists. In one recent paper, he argued that the visual cortex does not reorganize itself following damage to the retina. If Logothetis is right, he will have overturned a large body of literature which claims, using recordings from single neurons, that such reorganization does occur.»

Από άλλο άρθρο στο Science:

«In a particularly impressive recent study, Sheinberg and Logothetis recorded the activity of ITC neurons in monkeys trained to search a large color photograph for small hidden figures».

Βιβλιομετρικά στοιχεία από το Web of Science:

Logothetis NK 142 hits, h index= 36, σύνολο αναφορών 5559

Μέτρησα 8-9 άρθρα στο Nature, άλλα τόσα στο Nature Neuroscience, κτλ.

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