FORA.tv Speaker - William Newsome

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Biography

Bill Newsome is an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Professor of Neurobiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Newsome is also the Director of the Stanford University Neurosciences Institute. Dr. Newsome is a leading investigator in systems and cognitive neuroscience. He has made fundamental contributions to our understanding of the neural mechanisms underlying visual perception and simple forms of decision making. Among his honors are the Rank Prize in Optoelectronics, the Spencer Award, the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award of the American Psychological Association, the Dan David Prize of Tel Aviv University, the Karl Spencer Lashley Award of the American Philosophical Society, and the Champalimaud Vision Award. He was elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences in 2000, and to the American Philosophical Society in 2011. Newsome recently co-chaired the NIH BRAIN working group, charged with forming a national plan for the coming decade of neuroscience research in the United States. He received a B.S. degree in physics from Stetson University and a Ph.D. in biology from the California Institute of Technology.

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Neuroscience - Path to the Future

04.20.17 | 00:34:18 min | 0 comments