McGovern Institute director recognized for outstanding achievement in cognitive neuroscience research.

Robert Desimone to receive Goldman-Rakic Prize


Robert Desimone, the Doris and Don Berkey Professor in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, has been named a winner of this year’s Goldman-Rakic Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Cognitive Neuroscience Research. The award, given annually by the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, is named in recognition of former Yale University neuroscientist Patricia Goldman-Rakic.

Desimone, who is also the director of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research, studies the brain mechanisms underlying attention, and most recently he has been studying animal models for brain disorders.

Desimone will deliver his prize lecture at the 2020 Annual International Mental Health Research Virtual Symposium on October 30, 2020.