Tim Shallice is in good company as he joins the select group of recipients of the Mente e Cervello Prize. Established in 2003 by the University of Turin and the Polytechnic of Turin, the Prize in the last years has been awarded to scientists such as Giacomo Rizzolatti, Philip Johnson-Laird, Daniel Dennett, Jacques Mehler (also of SISSA) and other superstars of world cognitive science.
Shallice was awarded the 2013 prize dedicated to senior scientists (a second prize is devoted to young researchers). The scientist said he is honoured to have received the award: "A prize earned by that research field that encompasses neurosciences, cognitive sciences and the philosophy of mind, one of the few in this field, a prize that in the past has been assigned to scientists who have made an important contribution to the development of said disciplines" he has commented.
The award assigned to Shallice, a leading figure on the international neuroscience scene, who has already received three honorary degrees, underlines once again the high level of the educational opportunities and research carried out at SISSA.
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Shallice was for many years Director of the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London and for many years now has been a professor at SISSA. With his work he has contributed to laying the foundations of cognitive neuropsychology, and his studies on the executive function of the human mind are widely-known.