March 11: Robert Desimone BGF Leader Series

Date: March 11, 2014

Time: 10:00AM EST

Where: Live-streaming at bostonglobalforum.org

Send your questions to Office@BostonGlobalForum.org

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Robert Desimone is director of the McGovern Institute and the Doris and Don Berkey Professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT and a member of the Boston Global Forum’s Board of Thinkers. Prior to joining the McGovern Institute in 2004, he was director of the Intramural Research Program at the National Institutes of Mental Health, the largest mental health research center in the world. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a recipient of numerous awards, including the Troland Prize of the National Academy of Sciences, and the Golden Brain Award of the Minerva Foundation.

The Boston Global Forum is pleased to announce that the next installment of the BGF Leader Series will be taking place at 10:00AM on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 and will be live-streamed at bostonglobalforum.org. The BGF Leader Series will feature Robert Desimone, who is the Director of the McGovern Institute and the Doris and Don Berkey Professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT and a member of the Boston Global Forum’s Board of Thinkers. Professor Desimone’s current research examines how our brains focus our attention, which is a cognitive fucntion that is often impaired in many brain disorders, in order to advance treatments that can improve attention in individuals suffering from brain disorders and impaired attention. Please attend at bostonglobalforum.org and send your questions to Office@BostonGlobalForum.org.

This video provides a brief introduction to the work and research carried out at the McGovern Institute.