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Science of Memory to be Covered in Distinguished Lecture Series

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DURHAM, N.C. -- University of Toronto neuroscientist Endel Tulving, an authority on human memory, will present the third Mind, Brain and Behavior Distinguished Lecture at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at Duke University's Levine Science Research Center.

The lecture in Love Auditorium is free and open to the public. Tulving's lecture is titled, "Where in the Brain are the Past and the Future?" Tulving holds the Tanenbaum Chair in cognitive neuroscience at the Rotman Research Institute of Baycrest Centre at the University of Toronto. He also holds the Clark Way Harrison distinguished visiting professorship of psychology and cognitive neuroscience at Washington University in St. Louis.

His studies have covered the relationships between knowledge about one's self and life, and knowledge about the world and how it works. His awards include the 1983 Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award presented by the American Psychological Association; the 1994 Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in Psychological Science from the American Psychological Foundation, and the 1996 McGovern Award presented by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society of London.

The Mind, Brain and Behavior Distinguished Lecture series focuses on cutting-edge work about human cognitive brain research. The series is sponsored by the Duke Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, which is dedicated to research to understand the human mind and brain from an interdisciplinary perspective that includes psychology, neuroscience, computer science, philosophy, engineering, anthropology, linguistics, sociology, neurology, psychiatry and related disciplines.

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