Professor Jon Driver has been awarded a Royal Society 2010 Anniversary Research Professorship.
21 October 2009
Professor Driver (Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience) is one of a handful of leading scientists to receive the prestigious award, which has been made in celebration of the Royal Society's 350th anniversary.
The award will allow Professor Driver to devote himself to his research on perception, selective attention and multisensory integration – the interplay between different senses – in the normal and damaged human brain.
Professor Driver will hold the award for the next decade, in the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL, and in the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, where he was previously Director.
Lord Rees, President of the Royal Society, said: “The individuals selected as Research Professors for the Society's anniversary year are the epitome of world-class scientists. All have already made highly distinguished contributions to their fields. We hope that these professorships will offer them the optimal opportunity to enable them to make further breakthroughs that will enrich science and society.”
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