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Earl Miller

Earl Miller is the Picower Professor of Neuroscience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Miller uses experimental and theoretical approaches to study the neural basis of the high-level cognitive functions that underlie complex goal-directed behavior. The focus is on the frontal lobe, the region of the brain most elaborated in humans and linked to neuropsychiatric disorders. His laboratory has provided insights into how categories, concepts, and rules are learned, how attention is focused, and how the brain coordinates thought and action. Miller is the recipient of a variety of awards, including election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2017) and  the Goldman-Rakic Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Cognitive Neuroscience (2016). He has delivered numerous lectures worldwide, serves as editor, and on the editorial boards of, major journals in neuroscience, and on international advisory boards. His paper, “An Integrative Theory of Prefrontal Cortex Function” (Miller and Cohen, 2001), has been designated a Current Classic; it is the fifth most-cited paper in all of neuroscience.

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Saturday, October 13

12:15pm EDT