Michael Hasselmo

Portrait of Michael Hasselmo

Professor, Psychological & Brain Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences
Director, Center for Systems Neuroscience

DPhil, Experimental Psychology, Oxford University
AB, Behavioral Neuroscience, Harvard University
Kilachand Center, Room 705B


A leading researcher in neuroscience, Hasselmo uses electrophysiological recording to study how the firing patterns of neurons may contribute to memory-guided behavior. As director of the Center for Systems Neuroscience, he supports collaborations among brain behavior researchers from the Charles River and Medical Campuses. He is the principal investigator of a new Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative grant from the Office of Naval Research combining computational and experimental work to understand how brain circuits perform the symbolic processing necessary for higher cognition, and he directs multiple other grants. Hasselmo is the former president of the International Neural Network Society and has published in Science and Nature Neuroscience.

Research Interests:

brain mechanisms of memory function


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