2023 Howard Crosby Warren Medal
Dr. Marlene Behrmann, University of Pittsburgh
Citation: “For her insightful studies elucidating the neural and behavioral functioning of higher-level vision, along with its development and potential for plasticity.”
Marlene Behrmann’s research focuses on how sparse signals from the retinae are converted into rich, elaborated, and meaningful perceptions by human observers. Her research involves both behavioral (psychophysical) as well as neural (fMRI, EEG) approaches, using as participants either typical observers (adults and children) or individuals with a neuropsychological disorder (autism, agnosia, migraine, lobectomy or hemispherectomy). Her research over the past 5 years has elucidated the contributions of the dorsal (parietal) and ventral (temporal) cortices to visual perception, and their structural and functional properties across development and the potential for plasticity in these regions following damage.
For her significant empirical and conceptual contributions to the study of human visual cognition, the Society of Experimental Psychologists awards the 2023 Howard Crosby Warren Medal to Marlene Behrmann.
2023 Norman Anderson Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Morris Moscovitch, University of Toronto
Citation: “For his paradigm-changing work on the cognitive neuroscience of memory. His work on memory systems consolidation has provided a new synthesis at the systems level, in both humans and rodents.”
Morris Moscovitch has had a major influence on the fields of cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, and cognitive neuroscience for more than 50 years. He is a world leader on the cognitive neuroscience of memory, best known for his work on memory systems and consolidation. His research has provided a new synthesis at the systems level, in both humans and rodents. His findings have ramifications not only for studies of memory, but also for a wide range of cognitive functions from perception to language, from decision making to problem solving, from empathy to imagination and creativity, and for the assessment and treatment of memory loss associated with neurological and psychiatric disorders.
For his wide-ranging contributions to the study of human memory and cognition, the Society of Experimental Psychologists awards the 2023 Norman Anderson Lifetime Achievement Award to Morris Moscovitch.