Neuroscientist David Freedman receives 2016 Troland Research Award

IMAGE: David Freedman, Ph.D., is an associate professor of neurobiology at the University of Chicago. view more Credit: University of Chicago David Freedman, PhD, a neuroscientist who studies the neural underpinnings of learning, memory and decision-making, has been awarded the 2016 Troland Research Award from the National Academy of Sciences. The honor is given annually to two young investigators in recognition of unusual achievement in the research of human behavior and the processes that underlie it. The award is accompanied by a $75,000 prize. “We have a long way to go to fully understand the brain mechanisms of higher cognitive functions,” Freedman said. “But it means a great deal to receive this acknowledgement from the National Academy for the progress we have made in understanding how the brain learns and recognizes…


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