Timothy Bliss

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Timothy Vivian Pelham Bliss FRS (born 27 July 1940) is a British neuroscientist. In 1943, he and Terje Lømo published the first evidence of a Hebb-like synaptic plasticity event induced by brief tetanic stimulation, known as long-term potentiation (LTP).


Bliss worked at the National Institute for Medical Research, from 1968 to 2006, becoming head of Neurosciences.[1] He is visiting profressor at University College London.

Bliss is on the board of the Feldberg Foundation[2] and was trustee of Sir John Soane's Museum from 2004 to 2009.[3]

He was awarded the 2012 Croonian Lecture.[4]



  1. ^ The Committee Office, House of Commons. "House of Commons - Science and Technology Committee - Written Evidence". Publications.parliament.uk. Retrieved 2012-12-21. 
  2. ^ "Board members of the Feldberg Foundation". Feldbergfoundation.org. Retrieved 2012-12-21. 
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  4. ^ "announces 2011 Copley Medal recipient". Royal Society. Retrieved 2012-12-21. 

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