Category: Psychology

Video interview with Anne Treisman, winner of the 2009 Grawemeyer Award in Psychology

Interview with Anne Treisman, winner of the 2009 Grawemeyer Award in Psychology.

Theory of how brain builds images earns Grawemeyer prize

A scientist who helped explain how our brains build meaningful images from the bits of information we see has won the 2009 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Psychology.

Albert Bandura

“The Lost Art of Letter Writing,” a four-movement concerto for violin and orchestra by Australian composer Brett Dean, has earned the 2009 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition.

2007 – Giacomo Rizzolatti, Vittorio Gallese and Leonardo Fogassi

The old saying “monkey see, monkey do” also applies to human behavior, say a trio of Italian scientists who have earned the 2007 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology. Researchers Giacomo Rizzolatti, Vittorio Gallese and Leonardo Fogassi have identified a “mirror neuron” system of brain cells in monkeys that also exists in humans. The […]

2006 – John O’Keefe and Lynn Nadel

How do people know where they are and how they got there? Two scientists who have helped identify the brain’s mapping system earned the 2006 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology. John O’Keefe and Lynn Nadel, who explained their theory in a 1978 book, “The Hippocampus as a Cognitive Map” and in later journal […]

2005 – Elizabeth Loftus

A psychologist noted for her study of human memory and how it can be altered has won the 2005 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology. The fifth awarding of the $200,000 prize for outstanding ideas in the field of psychology is to Elizabeth Loftus, whose research on false recollections and the reliability of eyewitness […]

2004 – Aaron Beck

A psychiatrist considered to be the founder of cognitive therapy — and credited with its approach of helping people learn techniques to help themselves — has won the 2004 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology. The fourth awarding of the $200,000 prize for outstanding ideas in the field of psychology is to Aaron Beck, […]

2003 – Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky

Daniel Kahneman, a psychologist who won the Nobel Prize in economic sciences, earned the 2003 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology.His former colleague, the late psychology professor Amos Tversky, also received the award posthumously. Working as a team for nearly three decades, the psychologists revolutionized the scientific approach to decision making, ultimately affecting all […]

2002 – James McClelland and David Rumelhart

David Rumelhart Two pioneers in the field of cognitive neuroscience have won the 2002 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology. The second awarding of the $200,000 prize for outstanding contributions to the field of psychology is to experimental psychologists James McClelland and David Rumelhart, who began collaborating two decades ago on a cognitive framework […]

2001 – Michael Posner, Marcus Raichle and Steven Petersen

Three pioneers in the field of cognitive neuroscience won the 2001 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology. The first awarding of the $200,000 prize for outstanding contributions to the field of psychology is to Michael Posner, Marcus Raichle and Steven Petersen, who began collaborating in the mid-1980s to advance the ability to isolate and […]