Vernon B. Mountcastle, Brain Explorer, Dies at 96

 – January 17, 2015  –– 

Dr. Vernon B. Mountcastle, whose studies of how brain cells conspire to process perceptions and movement laid the foundations of modern neuroscience, died last Sunday at his home in Baltimore. He was 96. “He was the first one to really articulate this whole notion of distributed functions, that in order to act in the world, there are a number of modules that work together,” John Morrison, dean of basic sciences in the graduate school of biomedical sciences at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, told The New York Times.

- Dr. John Morrison, Professor, Neuroscience, Geriatrics and Palliative Care, Dean of Basic Sciences and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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