Events at Carnegie Mellon University Andrew Carnegie Prize In Mind & Brain Sciences
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Leslie G. Ungerleider --- chief of the Laboratory Of Brain & Cognition at the National Institute Of Mental Health --- receives the first Andrew Carnegie Prize In Mind & Brain Sciences during a ceremony in the university's engineering building.
Ungerleider, an experimental psychologist and neuroscientist, is well known for a neurobehavioral theory identifying two cortical visual systems in the primate brain, one for object recognition and one for visuopatial perception. This theory has revolutionized the way we think about the functional architecture of human vision and exemplifies Ungerleider's ability to integrate psychology and brain research. Her work has set high standards for the entire field of cognitive neuroscience and has significantly advanced the understanding of brain functions and their relevance to public health.
The prize, funded by the Carnegie Corporation Of New York as part of its centennial celebration, recognizes trailblazers in the mind and brain sciences whose research has helped advance the field and its applications. The prize and foundation are named after Pittsburgh industrialist Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919). For more information, call (412) 268-6094.
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