Scholarpedia – the free peer-reviewed encyclopedia – is conducting election of authors for certain articles with the goal to identify the best living expert to invite to write the articles.

The results of five elections are:
Dr. Paul J. Werbos elected for “Error Back-Propagation”
Dr. Charles F. Stevens elected for “Synapse”
Dr. John O’Keefe elected for “Place Cells”
Dr. Daniel Johnston elected for “Electrophysiology”
Dr. Miguel A. L. Nicolelis elected for “Brain-Machine Interface”
All these experts have already agreed to write their corresponding articles.
The lists of nominees (in the chronological order of nomination by the public) are provided below.
== Error Back-Propagation ==
1. James L. (Jay) McClelland
2. Terrence J. Sejnowski
3. Paul J. Werbos **
4. James A. Anderson
5. Geoffrey Hinton
6. Yann LeCun
== Synapse ==
1. Charles F. Stevens **
2. Rodolfo Llinas
3. Gordon Shepherd
4. Eric Kandel
== Place Cells ==
1. John O’Keefe **
2. Bruce McNaughton
3. William Skaggs
4. Edvard Moser
== Electrophysiology ==
1. Daniel Johnston **
2. Bertil Hille
== Brain-Machine Interface ==
1. Miguel A. L. Nicolelis **
2. Andrew B. Schwartz
3. John Donoghue
4. Richard Andersen
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