University of Arizona Cognitive Scientist, Lynn Nadel, Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Valerie PatmintraNews

Cognitive scientist, Lynn Nadel, a University of Arizona Regents Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science Program in the College of Science, was named as one of the 120 new members and 30 new international members announced by the National Academy of Sciences.

Membership to the academy is granted in recognition of distinguished and continuing achievements in original research and is considered one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive. Nadel is among more than 2,400 members and 500 international members, of which about 190 have received Nobel Prizes.

Nadel has made extensive contributions to human understanding of memory and cognition through his research on the part of the brain known as the hippocampus.

“I am quite honored and exhilarated by this recognition, and very mindful of how it takes a village to do anything. This could not have happened without the hard work of all the colleagues I have collaborated with over the years. The University of Arizona has provided the resources for my work over the past 35-plus years, for which I am and always will be grateful,”

Lynn Nadel, Cognitive Scientist

Read the full announcement on the University of Arizona Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute website.

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