Entry Date:
April 7, 2008

Neural Basis of Visual Attention and Executive Control

Principal Investigator Robert Desimone

Robert Desimone's research focuses on the neural bases of attention and executive control, which are frequently abnormal in major mental diseases. His lab combines neurophysiological recording in animals and fMRI and MEG brain imaging techniques in humans to understand how neural circuits filter out distracting information. His lab is particularly interested in the role of synchronized neural activity in attentional control.