Staying On Message
We believe that altered neural synchrony may underlie many brain disorders that disrupt attention such as attention deficit disorder, Parkinson’s disease, and schizophrenia...
Attending to Important Matters
We study the brain mechanisms that allow us to focus our attention on a specific task while filtering out irrelevant distractions...
Meet our Team
We are Desimone Lab. You know our name. You know our research. But we would like you to meet the team behind it all...

Managing Information Overload

Desimone Lab interested in how the brain deals with the challenge of information overload. Just as our world buzzes with distractions, the neurons in our brain are constantly bombarded with messages. Some messages contain relevant information, but many do not. By studying the visual system of humans and…

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Principal Investigator

Prior to joining the McGovern Institute in 2004 as the Director, Robert Desimone was director of the Intramural Research Program at the National Institutes of Mental Health. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a recipient of numerous awards…

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