The Flux community honors Dr. Peter Huttenlocher’s distinguished and pioneering contributions to the field of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience by establishing the Huttenlocher Lecture, which is awarded to an outstanding researcher in the field each year. Dr. Huttenlocher was a pediatric neurologist and neuroscientist who is considered one of the fathers of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.
His prolific body of work using histological approaches began in the 1970’s culminating with groundbreaking publications in the 90’s describing the protracted and hierarchical nature of synaptic pruning in the human brain occurring earliest in the occipital lobe and latest in the frontal lobe. These findings, suggesting a mechanism for ongoing neural plasticity through adolescence into young adulthood, has had great impact not only in developmental science and clinical medicine, but also in the realms of education and law.
In addition to his extraordinary impact on the world of developmental cognitive neuroscience, Dr. Huttenlocher made remarkable contributions to his clinical discipline – pediatric neurology – as a physician, teacher, scientist, and mentor.
Huttenlocher Lecturer – 2019 Congress
Fundamentals of the Adolescent Brain (FAB) Lab, Yale University - The Rockefeller University
Dr. BJ Casey is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Fundamentals of the Adolescent Brain (FAB) Lab at Yale University and Visiting Scientist at The Rockefeller University. Casey pioneered the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging to examine typical and atypical human brain development in the early 1990s and is a world leader in the field of developmental neuroscience. She has received international acclaim for her empirical and theoretical work on the adolescent brain. Her discoveries have provided new insights as to why young people respond to the world in unique ways that have important implications for justice reform.
Past Huttenlocher Lecturers
2018 Congress: Uta Frith, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London
2017 Congress: Linda Spear Ph.D. University of Florida
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2016 Congress: Michael Posner Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of Oregon, USA Adjunct Professor at Weill Medical College
2015 Congress: Mark H Johnson
Director of the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development School of Psychology, Birkbeck College, UK
2013 Congress: David A. Lewis
Chairman, Department of Psychiatry
UPMC Endowed Professor in Translational Neuroscience
Medical Director and Director of Research
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
Director Translational Neuroscience Program
Director NIMH Conte Center for the Neuroscience of Mental Disorders
University of Pittsburgh, USA
Young Investigator Awards
The Young Investigator Award in Cognitive Neuroscience recognizes outstanding contributions by scientists early in their careers. Award recipients have been working in the area of cognitive neuroscience for no more than 10 years involved in active independent research.
The FLUX Society is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the Young Investigator Award in Cognitive Neuroscience for the 2019 year.
For the 2019 awards, the nominee MUST be:
- Doing research in any area of developmental cognitive neuroscience
- No more than 10 years involved in active independent research as of April 1, 2019
- Residency, clinical internship and interruption for childbearing will not be counted against the 10-year limit
- Nominated by a Flux member (no self-nominations will be accepted)
- In attendance at the 2019 meeting to accept the award in person and agree to give a special plenary lecture
Submitting a Nomination
Before submitting a nomination, collect the required materials:
- Contact information for the nominee
- A PDF or Word Document of the nominee’s CV
- A short (max 600) word statement of the nominee’s research program
- A PDF or Word Document of a nomination statement from the primary referee
- Contact information for a second referee
When submitting your nomination, please send all documentation in a PDF or Word document and NOT in the body of the email. For questions
to email us your nomination with supporting documentation.