Joseph E. LeDoux

New York University
Neuroscientist; Psychologist; Educator
Biological Sciences

Joseph LeDoux is the Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science at NYU in the Center for Neural Science.  He also directs the Emotional Brain Institute located at the Nathan Kline Institute and at NYU. His work is focused on the brain mechanisms of memory and emotion. LeDoux is the author of The Emotional Brain, Synaptic Self, and Anxious, and has written on the brain the New York Times and Huffington Post. LeDoux has received a number of awards, including the Karl Spencer Lashley Award from the American Philosophical Society, the Fyssen International Prize in Cognitive Science, Jean Louis Signoret Prize of the IPSEN Foundation, the Santiago Grisolia Prize, the American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award, the American Psychological Association Donald O. Hebb Award.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He is also the lead singer and songwriter in the rock band, The Amygdaloids. 

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