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Marie T. Banich
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Marie T. Banich is a professor of Psychology at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she also serves as director of the Institute of Cognitive Science, a multi-disciplinary institute dedicated to exploring the science of the mind. In addition, she serves as the Executive Director of the Intermountain Neuroimaging Consortium, a joint venture of the University of Colorado Boulder and the Mind Research Network of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her research specializes in using brain imaging techniques to understand the neural systems that allow us to direct our attention and our actions so that we can prioritize, organize, and target our behavior in a goal-oriented manner, abilities often referred to as executive function. She investigates these issues both in normal individuals as well as clinical populations, such as individuals with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and adolescents with severe substance and conduct problems. She also takes a developmental perspective, examining how executive functions mature during adolescence. Her research findings have been published in leading journals, including the journal Science. In addition, she is author of a textbook on Cognitive Neuroscience, now in its third edition. Among her other professional experiences, Prof. Banich has been a member of the MacArthur Foundation on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice, a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Verona, Italy, and has recently received a James McKeen Cattell Sabbatical Award.

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Marie T. Banich, Ph.D.
Director, Institute of Cognitive Science
Executive Director, Intermountain Neuroimaging Consortium
Professor, Dept. of Psychology & Neuroscience
D420 Muenzinger Hall
University of Colorado at Boulder
UCB 344 
Boulder, CO 80309

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