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John Krakauer, M.A., M.D.

John Walter Krakauer, M.A., M.D.
Director, the Center for the Study of Motor Learning and Brain Repair
Professor of Neurology

Male  | Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish

Main Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Titles

  • Director, the Center for the Study of Motor Learning and Brain Repair
  • Professor of Neurology
  • Professor of Neuroscience

Departments

  • Neurology - Neurology-Vascular
  • Neuroscience

Locations

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-9441

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

601 N. Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-9441

Expertise

Neurology, Stroke

Biography

Dr. John Krakauer is a Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience, and Director of the Center for the Study of Motor Learning and Brain Repair at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Krakauer's clinical interest is stroke, including ischemic cerebrovascular disease, subarachnoid and intracerebral hemorrhage, arteriovenous malformation, cerebral vasculitis, cerebral aneurysm, and venous and sinus thrombosis.

He received his bachelor's and master's degree from Cambridge University, and his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. After completing an internship in Internal Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, he returned to Columbia University for his residency in Neurology at the Neurological Institute of New York. He subsequently completed a research fellowship in motor control in the Center of Neurobiology and Behavior at Columbia and a clinical fellowship in stroke at the Neurological Institute at Columbia University Medical Center.

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A multidisciplinary team at the Johns Hopkins University has used the principles of neuroscience to hijack our sense of what is and isnt real. The result is a deceptively simple yet uniquely immersive video game, I Am Dolphin, slated for release on iTunes this month. John Krakauer, Promit Roy, Omar Ahmad and Kat McNally of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicines Department of Neurology and startup Max And Haley LLC describe their creation.

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