Professor Richard Silberstein

Professor Richard Silberstein

Senior Research Consultant of NIIM

BSc hons (Monash), PhD (U of Melb)

Prof Richard Silberstein is professor of neuroscience at the Brain Sciences Institute, Swinburne University where he served as founding Director, and previously as head of the Department of Physics. Prof Silberstein has a long standing interest in functional brain imaging and is the inventor of “Steady State Topography” (SST), a technique for mapping rapid changes in human brain activity. Steady State Topography has been used to investigate normal cognitive and emotional processes such short term memory, visual imagery and anxiety as well as disordered brain states such as schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

More recently, Prof Silberstein has used an SST variant to investigate the relationship between cognitive ability, including creativity and brain functional connectivity. Dr Silberstein is also Chairman and CEO of Neuro-Insight Pty. Ltd. a company offering SST based brain imaging consulting services to the communication services industry