2021 Banners Pradel

2021 Banners Pradel

Tirin Moore, Stanford University School of Medicine and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, received the 2021 Pradel Research Award.

Moore has made transformative contributions to our understanding of visual attention by grounding a causal link between motor control signals and the neural circuits of visual perception and attention.

His work demonstrates how neural activity in motor regions of prefrontal cortex influences visual representations in the brain. This establishes a deeper understanding of brain mechanisms underlying spatial attention, and is important to clinical understanding of attention disorders such as ADHD.

A leading investigator worldwide in the field of systems and cognitive neuroscience, Moore is an outstanding neuroscientist whose work greatly expands our understanding of the neurological origins of selective attention and motor control, constituting one of the most rigorous and focused body of work on this topic in recent years. A highly articulate member of the larger systems/cognitive neuroscience community, Moore successfully achieves dual dissemination, a gift for engaging and persuading both experts and the non-scientist public with clear and cogent communication.

The Pradel Research Award is presented annually to recognize mid-career neuroscientists whose work is making major contributions to our understanding of the nervous system. The award is presented with a $50,000 research award to designate to an institution of the recipient's choice to support neuroscience research.


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