Terrence Sejnowski

Professor and Laboratory Head

Computational Neurobiology Laboratory

Francis Crick Chair

Terry Sejnowski
Salk Institute for Biological Studies - Publications


Sejnowski, T. J. and Rosenberg, C. R., Parallel networks that learn to pronounce English text, Complex Systems 1, 145-168 (1987).

Steriade, M., McCormick, D. A., Sejnowski, T. J., Thalamocortical oscillations in the sleeping and aroused brain, Science 262, 679-685 (1993).

Bell, A. J. and Sejnowski, T. J., An information-maximization approach to blind separation and blind deconvolution, Neural Computation 7, 1129-1159 (1995).

Mainen, Z. F. and Sejnowski, T. J., Reliability of spike timing in neocortical neurons, Science 268, 1503-1506 (1995).

Laughlin, S. B., and Sejnowski, T. J., Communication in neuronal networks, Science 301, 1870-1874 (2003).

Coggan, J. S., Bartol, T. M., Esquenazi, E., Stiles, J. R., Lamont, S., Martone, M. E., Berg, D. K., Ellisman, M. H., and Sejnowski, T. J., Evidence for ectopic neurotransmission at a neuronal synapse, Science, 39, 446-451 (2005).

Tiesinga, P.; Sejnowski, T. J.; Cortical enlightenment: Are gamma oscillations driven by ING or PING? Neuron, 63: 727-732 (2009).

Meltzoff, A. N., Kuhl, P. K., Movellan, J., Sejnowski, T. J., Foundations for a new science of learning, Science 325: 284-288 (2009).

Wang, H.P., Spencer, D., Fellous, J.-M., Sejnowski, T. J., Synchrony of Thalamocortical Inputs Maximizes Cortical Reliability, Science, 328: 106-109 (2010).

Lister, R., Mukamel, E. A., Nery, J. R., Urich, M., Puddifoot, C. A., Johnson, N. D., Lucero, J., Huang, y., Dwork, A., Schultz, M. D., Tonti-Filippini, J., Yu, M.; Heyn, H.; Hu, S.; Wu, J. C.; Rao, A.; Esteller, M.; He, C.; Haghighi, F. G., Sejnowski, T. J., Behrens, M. M., Ecker, J. R., Global epigenomic reconfiguration during mammalian brain development, Science, 341, 629, (2013).

Bromer, C., Bartol T.M., Bowden, J.B., Hubbard, D.D., Hanka, D.C., Gonzalez, P.V., Kuwajima, M., Mendenhall, J.M., Parker, P.H., Abraham, W.C., Sejnowski, T.J., and Harris, K.M. Long-term potentiation expands information content of hippocampal dentate gyrus synapses, PNAS 115 (10) E2410-E2418 (2018).

Reddy, G., Wong-Ng, J., Celani, A., Sejnowski, T.J., and Vergassola, M. Glider soaring via reinforcement learning in the field, Nature (2018).


BS, Physics, Case Western Reserve University
PhD, Physics, Princeton University
Postdoctoral Fellow, Biology, Princeton; Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School

Awards & Honors

  • 2011 National Academy of Engineering
  • 2010 National Academy of Sciences
  • 2008 National Academy of Medicine
  • 2008 National Research Council of National Academies
  • 2006 American Association Advancement of Science Fellow
  • 2004 Francis Crick Chair funded by the J.W. Kieckhefer Foundation
  • 2003 Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars