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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Biology and Biochemistry H-index 144 Citations 72,594 375 World Ranking 96 National Ranking 75

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Awards & Achievements

1987 - Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

1972 - Nobel Prize for their discoveries concerning the chemical structure of antibodies

1969 - Member of the National Academy of Sciences


What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Gene
  • Enzyme
  • DNA

Cell biology, Cell adhesion, Neural cell adhesion molecule, Cell adhesion molecule and Biochemistry are his primary areas of study. His Cell biology study combines topics in areas such as Morphogenesis, Anatomy and Cell–cell interaction. His Cell–cell interaction course of study focuses on Neuroscience and Artificial intelligence.

Gerald M. Edelman has included themes like Cell aggregation, Cell type and Neuroglia in his Cell adhesion study. As a member of one scientific family, Gerald M. Edelman mostly works in the field of Neural cell adhesion molecule, focusing on Sialic acid and, on occasion, Glycoprotein. His Biochemistry study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Molecular biology and Antibody.

His most cited work include:

  • Neural Darwinism: The Theory Of Neuronal Group Selection (1763 citations)
  • A measure for brain complexity: relating functional segregation and integration in the nervous system (1170 citations)
  • Consciousness and Complexity (1094 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

Gerald M. Edelman mainly investigates Cell biology, Molecular biology, Biochemistry, Neural cell adhesion molecule and Cell adhesion molecule. His Cell biology research integrates issues from Adhesion, Cell, Cell–cell interaction, Anatomy and Receptor. The concepts of his Molecular biology study are interwoven with issues in Homeobox, RNA, Transcription factor, Complementary DNA and Gene.

His Biochemistry research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Gamma globulin and Antibody. He combines subjects such as Sialic acid and Neuroglia with his study of Neural cell adhesion molecule. His Cell adhesion molecule study incorporates themes from Extracellular matrix, Morphogenesis and Cell adhesion.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Cell biology (25.36%)
  • Molecular biology (20.83%)
  • Biochemistry (19.20%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2003-2018)?

  • Neuroscience (12.68%)
  • Artificial intelligence (7.25%)
  • Genetics (7.07%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

His primary scientific interests are in Neuroscience, Artificial intelligence, Genetics, Nervous system and Cognitive science. His studies deal with areas such as Synaptic plasticity and Artificial neural network as well as Neuroscience. His Nervous system research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Stimulus, Perception, Motor control and Embodied cognition.

His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Consciousness and Primary consciousness. Gerald M. Edelman works mostly in the field of Internal ribosome entry site, limiting it down to topics relating to Cistron and, in certain cases, Cell biology, as a part of the same area of interest. His Cell biology research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Biochemistry and Messenger RNA.

Between 2003 and 2018, his most popular works were:

  • Large-scale model of mammalian thalamocortical systems (791 citations)
  • Spike-timing dynamics of neuronal groups. (423 citations)
  • Wider than the sky : the phenomenal gift of consciousness (288 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Gene
  • Enzyme
  • DNA

Gerald M. Edelman spends much of his time researching Neuroscience, Cognitive science, Darwin, Artificial intelligence and Cerebral cortex. His studies link Synaptic plasticity with Neuroscience. His Cognitive science research includes elements of Mind–body problem, Consciousness, Artificial consciousness, Causation and Epistemology.

His FMR1 study is concerned with Biochemistry in general. His Metabotropic glutamate receptor 1 research incorporates elements of Initiation factor and Cell biology. His work carried out in the field of Cell biology brings together such families of science as Genetics, Protein biosynthesis and Ribosomal protein.

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Top Publications

Neural Darwinism: The Theory Of Neuronal Group Selection

Gerald M. Edelman.

2868 Citations

A Universe of Consciousness: How Matter Becomes Imagination

Gerald M. Edelman;Giulio Tononi.

2796 Citations

Consciousness and Complexity

Giulio Tononi;Gerald M. Edelman.
Science (1998)

1904 Citations

Neural cell adhesion molecule: structure, immunoglobulin-like domains, cell surface modulation, and alternative RNA splicing.

Bruce A. Cunningham;John J. Hemperly;Ben A. Murray;Ellen A. Prediger.
Science (1987)

1622 Citations

A measure for brain complexity: relating functional segregation and integration in the nervous system

Giulio Tononi;Olaf Sporns;Gerald M. Edelman.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (1994)

1558 Citations

Degeneracy and complexity in biological systems.

Gerald M. Edelman;Joseph A. Gally.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2001)

1431 Citations

Cell adhesion molecules

Gerald M. Edelman.
Science (1983)

1420 Citations

Surface modulation in cell recognition and cell growth.

Gerald M. Edelman.
Science (1976)

1377 Citations

The Remembered Present: A Biological Theory of Consciousness

Gerald M. Edelman.

1334 Citations


Gerald M. Edelman;Bruce A. Cunningham;W. Einar Gall;Paul D. Gottlieb.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (1969)

1250 Citations

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