He was a Professor of Psychology at The New School in New York City until, according to a December 2017 account in the Stanford Daily, he retired after being investigated by the school's Title IX office for sexual harassment of several students, and another faculty member, Emanuele Castano, left the department shortly thereafter for similar reasons. He also had a visiting appointment at Tufts University Center for Cognitive Studies.
Kinsbourne obtained his M.D. degree (styled B.M., BCh., Oxon.) in 1955 and D.M. degree at Oxford University in 1963, where he served on the Psychology Faculty as of 1964 before relocating to the United States in 1967. He has held Professorships in both Neurology and Psychology at Duke University and the University of Toronto, and headed the Behavioral Neurology Research Division at the Shriver Center in Boston, Massachusetts. He also served as Presidents of the International Neuropsychological Society and the Society for Philosophy and Psychology.
Kinsbourne's published around 400 articles in multiple areas of cognitive neuroscience, including brain-behavior relations; contralateral brain organization; consciousness; imitation; laterality among normal and abnormal populations; memory and amnestic disorders; unilateral neglect; attention and Attention Deficit Disorder; autism; learning disabilities; intellectual disability, and dyslexia.
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