Professor, Departments of Neurology and Cognitive Science
Dr. Desmond’s research focuses broadly on neuroimaging, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and transcranial direct current stimulation methods to investigate the neural substrates of behavior. Some of his specific areas of interest are: The effects of aging on learning and awareness, and neural strategies for reversing aging effects. The contributions of the cerebellum, and cerebro-cerebellar circuits, to cognition. The use of concurrent TMS and functional MRI to probe connectivity in the human brain and altered connectivity in patient populations. The effects of chronic alcohol exposure on the neural substrates of memory.