As part of the 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Grawemeyer Awards, the University of Louisville is offering a discussion on “Mysteries of Human Memory” with former Grawemeyer Award in Psychology winners and prominent scientists Elizabeth Loftus, James McGaugh and Lynn Nadel. The event, which is free and open to the public, will consist of short lectures, a panel discussion and question-and-answer session, and will take place at The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts’ Bomhard Theater on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. Additional information, including where to pick up complimentary event tickets, can be found here.
Elizabeth Loftus, Ph.D., professor of psychology, criminology, law and cognitive science at the University of California-Irvine, received the Grawemeyer Award in 2005 for her ideas on the malleable nature of human memory.
James McGaugh, Ph.D., is professor of neurobiology & behavior at the University of California-Irvine and founding director of its Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. Dr. McGaugh won the Award this year.
Lynn Nadel, Ph.D., professor of psychology and cognitive science at the University of Arizona, shared the 2006 Grawemeyer Award in psychology with 2014 Nobel Prize winner John O’Keefe for their work on the neural basis of spatial memory and cognitive maps in the hippocampus.
The public is invited to take part in all of the Grawemeyer Awards 30th Anniversary Celebration events, which continue into mid-November and include conversations with, and presentations by, former Grawemeyer Award winners in education, religion, psychology, music and political science. The events address diverse topics, including “The Death and Life of the American School System,” “Insights into Corruption” and “Why Civil Resistance Works.”