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Jean Gotman

Jean Gotman PhD

Professor, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Jean Gotman is Professor at the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University. He received an engineering degree from the University of Paris  and a PhD in Neuroscience from McGill. He pioneered the automatic detection of spikes and seizures during long-term EEG monitoring and made his methods widely available through Stellate, a company he created in 1986, which developed and sold all over the world equipment and software for EEG, epilepsy monitoring and polysomnography. He published over 330 peer-reviewed papers and 40 chapters. His research interests include analysis of the EEG, mechanisms of epileptogenesis, seizure generation and spread in humans, High Frequency Oscillations and functional imaging in the diagnosis and study of epilepsy. He received the Research Recognition Award from the American Epilepsy Society, the Gloor and the Jasper Awards of the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, the Penfield Award of the Canadian League against Epilepsy, was named Ambassador for Epilepsy by the International League against Epilepsy, and gave the Lennox-Lombroso lecture at the American Epilepsy Society.