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John Desmond, PhD

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Professor of Neurology
Director, Neuroimaging and Modulation Laboratory

Appointment Phone:
410-614-3583 (p)
410-502-2189 (f)

Primary Location:
The Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine
Reed Hall, 2nd Floor East
1620 McElderry Street
Baltimore, MD 21205


  • 1985 Ph.D., Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • 1982 M.S., Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • 1978 B.A., Psychology, Summa Cum Laude, University of South Florida, Tampa


Dr. Desmond's research focuses broadly on neuroimaging and transcranial magnetic stimulation methods to investigate neural correlates of behavior. Some specific areas of interest are:

  • The contributions of the cerebellum, and cerebro-cerebellar circuits, to cognition
  • Aging effects on awareness and cerebro-cerebellar function
  • Integration of transcranial magnetic stimulation with functional MRI to assess which sites of activation are necessary to performance
  • Clinical applications of functional MRI, including characterization of altered brain activation due to disease, surgical planning, and diagnosis
  • Methodological aspects of functional MRI, such as estimating statistical power for group analyses.

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