KNAW Heineken Lecture 2018

Nancy Kanwisher: Functional Imaging of the Human Brain: A Window into the Architecture of the Mind

24 September 2018 from 11:00 to 13:30 hrs
Aula Radboud Universiteit, Comeniuslaan 2, 6525 HP Nijmegen
024 361 2156
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Lecture by Nancy Kanwisher, laureate of the 2018 C.L. de Carvalho-Heineken Prize for Cognitive Science.

Photo Nancy Kanwisher by Jussi Puikkonen

The last 20 years of brain imaging research has revealed the functional organization of the  human brain in glorious detail. This work has identified a set of regions of the cortex, each of which is specifically engaged in a particular mental task, like the recognition of faces and places, perceving speech sounds, understanding the meaning of a sentence, and thinking about another person’s thoughts.

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Peter Hagoort will be the chair of the programme.

This lecture will be in English.

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Nancy Kanwisher

Nancy Kanwisher, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge (USA), is receiving the 2018 C.L. de Carvalho-Heineken Prize for Cognitive Science for her highly original, meticulous and cogent research on the functional organisation of the human brain.

Read more on Nancy Kanwisher, winner of the 2018 C.L. de Carvalho-Heineken Prize for Cognitive Science.


This lecture is organized by the KNAW and Radboud University.