Tirin Moore, the Ben Barros Professor of Neurobiology at Stanford University, has been named the next recipient of the Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences. Established by the Carnegie Corporation of New York as part of its centennial celebration, the prize recognizes trailblazers in the brain and behavioral sciences whose research has helped advance the field and its applications.
A member of both the National Academy of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Moore is known for his work on the neural mechanisms of visual perception, visually guided behavior, and cognition. He joined the Stanford faculty in 2003.
Dr. Moore’s laboratory studies neural mechanisms of visual-motor integration and the neurophysiological basis of cognition (e.g. visual attention, visual awareness, and working memory). This research involves the study of the activity of single neurons in visual and motor structures within the primate brain and tests of how perturbing that activity affects neurons in other brain structures as well as how it affects the perceptual and motor performance of behaving animals.
A native of Oakland, Dr. Moore is a graduate of California State University, Chico. He earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Princeton University in New Jersey.