- Marcel Kinsbourne
Marcel Kinsbourne is an Austrian-born pediatric neurologist and neuroscientist who was an early pioneer in the study of brain lateralization. He is presently a Professor of Psychology at both The New School in New York City and the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University.
Dr. Kinsbourne obtained his D.M. degree at Oxford University in 1963, where he served on the Psychology Faculty before relocating to the United States in 1967. He has held Professorships in both Neurology and Psychology at Duke University and the University of Toronto, and headed the Behavioral Neurology Research Division at the Shriver Center in Boston, Massachusetts. He also served as Presidents of the International Neuropsychology Society and the Society for Philosophy and Psychology.
Dr. Kinsbourne's considerable body of research involves multiple areas of cognitive neuroscience, including brain-behavior relations; consciousness; imitation; laterality among normal and abnormal populations; memory and amnestic disorders; unilateral neglect; attention and Attention Deficit Disorder; autism; learning disabilities; mental retardation, and dyslexia.
Dr. Kinsbourne was the first to name and systematically describe the condition opsoclonus myoclonus syndrome, sometimes called Kinsbourne syndrome in his honor or Dancing eyes syndrome.
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