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Neuroscientist Michael Gazzaniga awarded Humboldt Prize
Date:6/26/2008

nce, president of the Cognitive Neuroscience Institute, and is a member of the President's Council on Bioethics. Recently, Gazzaniga received the 2008 Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association and was invited to present the prestigious Gifford Lectures at the University of Edinburgh in 2009.

Gazzaniga has published many books accessible to a lay audience, such as the "The Ethical Brain," "Mind Matters" and "Nature's Mind," which, along with his participation in the public television special "The Brain and The Mind," have been instrumental in making information about brain function generally accessible. His new book, "Human," has just been published by Harper Collins.

His many scholarly publications include the landmark 1995 book for MIT Press, "The Cognitive Neurosciences," now in its third edition, which is recognized as the sourcebook for the field. Gazzaniga's long and distinguished teaching and mentoring career has included the start-up and development of centers for cognitive neuroscience at UC Davis and at Dartmouth; supervising the work and encouraging the careers of many young scientists; and founding the Neuroscience Institute and the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, of which he is the editor-in-chief.

Gazzaniga received a Ph.D. in psychobiology from the California Institute of Technology. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Neurological Association, the American Psychological Association, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Institute of Medicine. He is a much sought-after advisor to various institutes involved in brain research.

His teaching and research career has included appointments at UC Davis, Dartmouth College and Medical School, Cornell University Medical College, the State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York University Graduate School, and UC Santa Barbara.


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Contact: Eileen Conrad
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University of California - Santa Barbara
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