Leslie Ungerleider Honored for Her Research on the Function of the Brain

Leslie Ungerleider, director of the Laboratory of Brain and Cognition at the National Institute of Mental Health, won the 2012 Grawemeyer Award for Psychology. She will share the award with Mortimer Mishkin, a colleague at he National Institute of Mental Health.

The pair of scientists were honored for their work on the function of the brain. The Grawemeyer Award, given by the University of Louisville, includes a $100,000 prize.

Dr. Ungerleider has been on the staff at the Naitonal Institute of Mental Health since 1980. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  She holds a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from New York University.

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