Neuroscience, Medical School, 2005
Dr. Georgopoulos is Professor of Neuroscience, Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota. He also holds the American Legion Brain Sciences Professorship and is Director of the Brain Sciences Center at the Minneapolis Veterans Administration Hospital. In addition, Dr. Georgopoulos has recently been named the McKnight Presidential Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota and was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Georgopoulos is recognized as one of the world's leading authorities on neural mechanisms underlying movement. Extending his study of movement into the cognitive domain, Dr. Georgopoulos is now at the forefront of unraveling the neural basis of conceiving and planning movements. He is also the "crown jewel" of a large, successful and highly interactive group of neuroscientists on this campus who study cognitive science and motor control. He is a vital part of the fabric of the neuroscience community at the University of Minnesota.
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