Biography of Larry Eberle
I'm one of the primary Linux administrators in the neurosimulation lab, with 11 years of experience as a Linux administrator.
I earned an Associate in Applied Science in Electrical Technology From SUNY Farmingdale in 1970, and a BS in medical computer science from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn in 1974. I've been busy working in Medical Computer Science field ever since. Along the way I've worked on a few interesting projects in neuroscience:
- Successfully used operant conditioning to modify cortical visual evoked potential amplitude.
- Used TV-computer tracking of the contact placing reflex and correlated movement with associated joint angles, joint angle accelerations, limb EMGs and spike discharges from neuronal structures such as Red N. and Cerebellum. This study was one of the first to employ the analog (saw-tooth) TV-computer video tracking capture prototype.
- I modified the analog version and built the first real time digital tracking system used in the earlier hippocampal behavior studies at Downstate.
- I worked further to develop one of the first tracking systems at Downstate to use a commercially available video capture board.
- I employed analog filtering and wrote assembly/fortran programs using the PDP 11/45 computer to compute correlations and power spectrums of various physiological signals; phrenic, cervical and splanchnic symapathetic nerves, blood pressure, EKG and thoracic pressure.
- Helped perform numerous studies utilizing the magnetic coil to stimulate and record from cortices, peripheral nerve and cauda equina.
- We were the first to:
- Define preferential sites of excitation with the magnetic coil in peripheral nerve.
- Map the electric and magnetic fields of the round and double square magnetic coils.
- Show masking latency of the visual cortex: 90-100msec from visual target to VC.