Nancy Kanwisher received her B.S. in biology and Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from MIT. After a postdoc as a MacArthur Fellow in Peace and International Security, she held faculty positions at UCLA and then Harvard, before returning to MIT in 1997, where she is now an Investigator at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research, a faculty member in the Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences, and a member of the Center for Minds, Brains, and Machines. Kanwisher's work uses brain imaging to discover the functional organization of the human brain as a window into the architecture of the mind. Kanwisher has received the Troland Award, the Golden Brain Award, a MacVicar Faculty Fellow teaching Award from MIT, an NIH Director's Pioneer Award, the Davida Teller Award, and the C.L. de Carvalho-Heineken Prize for Cognitive Science. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Click here to view her short lectures about human cognitive neuroscience for lay audiences.
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