Staying On Message
Altered neural synchrony may underlie many brain disorders that disrupt attention…
Attending to Important Matters
We study the brains mechanisms that allow us to focus our attention on a specific task while filtering out irrelevant distractions…
Meet our Team
Meet the people behind the research in the Desimone lab

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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Give to McGovern

As one of the world’s foremost neuroscience research centers, the McGovern Institute is committed to leading the way to this new era. But we can only accomplish this with the support of individuals, foundations, and corporations who share our goal. The impact of this support cannot be overstated – it is central to our mission of understanding the brain in health and disease… Lean more »

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