On the Occasion of John Brugge's Retirement

John's announcement that he'd retire
Brings thoughts of his career entire.
In Neurophysiology, from postdoc to chair,
He's had colleagues and science to share.
Beautiful papers leap to mind;
First with Rose, Anderson, and Hind
Peripheral phase-locking he revealed.
Spikes on electrodes rocked and reeled
As electrodes strode up the auditory path,
From brain stem nuclei to the A1swath.
Not just in adults but as animals mature
John studied the responses slow but sure.
Now in adult human he's reached the top
He can't go higher but, unready to stop,
Keeps going without formal requirement.
We wish John happiness in his retirement.

Donata Oertel
April 29, 2001

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