Andre’s research is at the intersection of neuroscience/physics/maths and uses a multi-disciplinary approach to investigate brain dynamics with applications to understanding electrophysiology and epilepsy. This approach fuses the neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and neuropathology of multiple spatial and temporal scales, with techniques from mathematical neuroscience and theoretical biophysics. His work focusses on neural network dynamics from a theoretical perspective, particularly the relationship between network structure and network dynamics, which can be applied to understanding epileptic networks with respect to their connectivity. Currently, he is working on methods to analyse the dynamics of patient-specific brain structures from structural and functional neuroimaging data.
Dr. Andre Peterson has degrees in neuroscience (undergraduate) and theoretical physics (postgraduate) and a doctorate in theoretical neuroscience from the Centre for Neural Engineering, University of Melbourne and the Department of Neurology, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne. His PhD examined the effects of different synaptic mechanisms on neural field models of epilepsy. He is currently the MAWA Trust University of Melbourne fellow and the Sir John Eccles research fellow at the Department of Medicine, St. Vincent's hospital, University of Melbourne. Currently he is a visiting fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany and collaborates internationally with groups in Europe and North America. He has also studied and is interested in neurolinguistics, philosophy, philosophy of mind and phenomenology.