Neural Basis of Attention

Source Credit: Marina Maksimova and Julian Meeks, Department of Neuroscience, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Montana State University is a partner in neuroscience research on attention with New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Nevada. The Montana sub-award is $2M on this $6M project.

Focused attention is critical to countless daily tasks, from operating machinery to maintaining safety in high security settings. This project forms a consortium of neuroscientists in New Hampshire, Montana, Rhode Island and Nevada to develop a greater understanding of attention. The goal of this project is to develop a unified model of attention that applies across multiple domains, from single cells to large brain circuits. The consortium expects to establish lasting collaborations, build industrial partnerships, expand the neuroscience workforce, and extend educational opportunities to traditionally disadvantaged groups.