GERRY LEISMAN is an Israeli neuroscientist educated in Europe and the United States. He received a PhD in Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering from Union University, in 1979. He is the Director of the global network of rehabilitation research laboratories including the National Institute for Brain and Rehabilitation Sciences in Nazareth Israel, the F. R. Carrick Institute for Clinical Ergonomics, Rehabilitation, and Applied Neuroscience (C.E.R.A.N.) in Garden City, New York USA and at the Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Havana, Cuba. He is also Professor of Brain and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of the Medical Sciences in Havana, Cuba.
His research since the early 1970s has promoted consciousness as a scientifically tractable problem, and has argued that consciousness can be approached using the modern tools of neurobiology and understood by mechanisms of theoretical physics. He have also been examining mechanisms of self-organizing systems in the brain and nervous system for cognitive function exemplified by my work in memory, and nervous system optimization. He has likewise applied optimization strategies to movement and gait, cognition, and coma recovery. He is the co-author of a text with Dr. Robert Melillo on Neurobiology and Autistic Spectrum Disorders, has published papers in the Neurosciences, Engineering and Systems Sciences literature.