2 Scientists Receive Grawemeyer Award for Psychology

The Chronicle of Higher Education:

Two scientists with the National Institute of Mental Health will receive the 2012 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology for their research on how the brain works, the university has announced.

The researchers, Leslie Ungerleider and Mortimer Mishkin, were the first to show that the brain uses separate visual-processing systems to recognize objects and fix their location, a concept described in the award announcement as the “what and where” pathways idea.

“Few ideas have been so influential on the field of psychology and neuroscience,” said Heywood M. Petry, the Louisville professor of psychological and brain sciences who directs the psychology award committee.

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