Geoffrey Karl Aguirre

Associate Professor of Neurology
Associate Director of the Center for Neuroscience and Society; Associate Director of the Neurology Residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Ph.D., Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania

I am an Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania and a cognitive neuroscientist. My clinical and research work concerns the organization of the brain for mental operations, in particular visual ability. Using functional MRI, a non-invasive tool for measuring brain activity, I study how neurons are normally arranged to represent and store the appearance of people, places, and things. I use these techniques to understand as well how blindness changes the brain. As a clinician, I treat patients with a variety of disturbances of thinking and memory, with my practice informed by recent insights into the organization of the brain for these functions. I study the methodological development and application of imaging techniques. I am the Associate Director of theCenter for Neuroscience and Society and a Senior Consultant to the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience, with a focus upon the use and misuse of brain imaging data. I am also the Associate Director of the Neurology Residency program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Professor Geoffrey Karl Aguirre will not be considering new graduate students for admission for Fall 2021.

Office Location: 
3 West Gates, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania