Google Poaches Top US Neuroscientist To Lead Mental Health Project

After visiting Silicon Valley this summer for a tour of tech companies including Apple, Google and IBM, the director of the National Institute of Mental Health is coming back — this time to work here. Google’s life sciences division, now its own subsidiary of parent company Alphabet, said Tuesday that it has hired Thomas Insel (pictured), a neuroscientist and psychiatrist who since 2002 has run the branch of the Maryland-based National Institutes of Health that works on understanding and treating mental disorders. “Tom is coming on board to explore how the life sciences team at Google could have an impact on the huge challenges related to understanding, diagnosing, and treating mental illness,” the company said in a statement. “We’re thrilled that he’s joining the team and look forward to sharing…


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