Event-Related Potentials with Yuri Kropotov, Ph.D



By adding Event Related Potentials to analysis, clinicians can gain significant insights into brain function, behavior, and cognitive performance.

  • Learn methods of recording ERPs and extracting hidden components from multi-channel patterns.
  • Identify EEG biomarkers indicative of brain dysfunction and customize treatment of brain-based disorders.
  • Provide specific protocols of neuromodulation such as neurostimulation and neurofeedback.

Juri Kropotov is a leading expert in basic and applied neuroscience. The unique methodology developed in his labs at the Human Brain Institute in St. Petersburg (Russia) allows a sophisticated analysis of brain electric activity in resting states and under task conditions. The methodology is described in his book Quantitative EEG, Event-Related Potentials and Neurotherapy (2009, London: Academic Press). These precise measurements of brain function can be used as Neuromarkers in the clinical context to evaluate brain health in different psychiatric and neurological disorders. The experience of translating this methodology into clinical practice is presented in his recently published book Functional Neuromarkers for Psychiatry: Applications for Diagnosis and Treatment. (2016, San Diego, CA, US: Elsevier Academic Press).

His scientific and research career spans 45 years of dedicated work in Brain science. Juri Kropotov, PhD. has earned three doctorates: in theoretical physics, in philosophy and neurophysiology. From 1970 to 1990, he practiced at the psychiatric clinics of the Institute of Experimental Medicine and Institute of the Human Brain at the Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg.

His work with psychiatric patients included electrode implantation for neurological research, evaluation, diagnosis and therapy. For this research, in 1985 he was awarded the country’s highest scientific award – the USSR State Prize.

His scientific interests are now focused on quantitative EEG and normative data bases, event-related potentials (ERPs), Neurotherapy (Neurofeedback, tDCS, DBS), QEEG/ERP markers of psychiatric and neurological disorders. His achievements include many years.