The Fred Kavli Distinguished Career Contributions Award
The Distinguished Career Contributions Award (DCC) was established in 2012 and it has been sponsored by the Fred Kavli Foundation since 2016. This award honors senior cognitive neuroscientists for their sustained and distinguished career, including outstanding scientific contributions, leadership and mentoring in the field of cognitive neuroscience.
An annual call for nominations for the Fred Kavli Distinguished Career Contributions Award will be made to the membership of the society. The recipient of the prize will attend the annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society and deliver the Fred Kavli Distinguished Career Contributions lecture.
Congratulations to Dr. Marcia Johnson, our 2017 Distinguished Career Contributions Awardee. Dr. Johnson will receive her award and give her lecture on Monday, March 27, 2017 frpm 1:30 – 2:30 pm, Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency San Francisco.
“Understanding the Subjective Experience of Remembering”
Speaker: Marcia K. Johnson, Yale University
Memories are attributions that we make about mental experiences based on their subjective qualities, our prior knowledge and beliefs, our motives and goals, and the social context. Cognitive behavioral studies using both objective and subjective measures provide much information about the encoding, revival and monitoring processes that yield both true and false memories. Neuroimaging and patient studies further enrich our understanding of the relation between memory and reality. This talk will highlight some key theoretical ideas, empirical findings, and challenging persisting questions about the subjective experience of remembering.
2016 James Haxby, University of Trento
2015 Marta Kutas, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
2014 Marsel Mesulam, M.D., Northwestern University
2013 Robert T. Knight, M.D., University of California, Berkeley
2012 Morris Moscovitch, Ph.D., University of Toronto