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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Originally published 2:42 p.m., March 23, 2014 Updated 2:42 p.m., March 23, 2014

UCSB’s Michael Gazzaniga Named 2015 William James Fellow

The award honors psychological scientists for groundbreaking contributions to the basic science of psychology

Michael Gazzaniga, director of UC Santa Barbara’s SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind and a professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, has been named a 2015 William James Fellow by the Association of Psychological Science (APS).


(Santa Barbara, Calif.) — Michael Gazzaniga, director of UC Santa Barbara’s SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind and a professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, has been named a 2015 William James Fellow by the Association of Psychological Science (APS).

“We’re delighted to see Mike honored with an award that recognizes his membership in an elite group — those whose research has been truly science-changing,” said Diane Mackie, chair of UCSB’s Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences. “We’re privileged to have him as a colleague.”

The APS William James Fellow Award honors Gazzaniga’s groundbreaking work in cognitive neuroscience. It specifically honors his discovery of the distinct contributions of the two cerebral hemispheres of the human brain to thought and consciousness and how this has revolutionized the understanding of brain function.

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