Daniel Schacter is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology at Harvard University.
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Fred Kavli Distinguished Career Contributions Award

Congratulations to Daniel L. Schacter, our 2019 Distinguished Career Contributions Awardee. Dr. Schacter will receive his award and give his lecture on Monday, March 25, 2019, 4:30-5:30 pm, in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Hotel.

"Adaptive Constructive Processes in Memory and Imagination"

Speaker: Daniel L. Schacter, Department of Psychology, Harvard University


Adaptive constructive processes play a functional role in cognition but can also produce distortions, errors, or illusions as a consequence of doing so. Insights into the cognitive and neural features of such processes have been provided by neuroimaging, neuropsychological, and behavioral studies of functionally beneficial constructive processes in memory, imagination, future thinking, and related domains, as well as by studies of associated memory distortions. This talk will consider the development of cognitive neuroscience approaches to understanding adaptive constructive processes that have emerged during the past two decades.

The Distinguished Career Contributions Award (DCC) was established in 2012 and it is sponsored by the Fred Kavli Foundation from 2019-2023. 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.


Previous Winner:

2018 Alfonso Caramazza, Harvard University
2017 Marcia K. Johnson, Yale University
2016 James Haxby, University of Trento, Dartmouth College
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



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