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IU Distinguished Professor Richard Shiffrin Awarded 2018 Atkinson Prize
Updated January 23, 2018 7:06 AM | Filed under: Education
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Richard Shiffrin. Photo courtesy of the IU Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences.

(BLOOMINGTON) - The National Academy of Sciences has named IU Distinguished Professor Richard Shiffrin the 2018 recipient of the Atkinson Prize in Psychological and Cognitive Sciences.

Describing Shiffrin as "the world's foremost scientist in the field of human memory," the award pays tribute to his "pioneering contributions to the empirical and theoretical investigation of both short- and long-term memory," as well as substantial contributions in other areas, such as attention and perceptual learning.

"Professor Shiffrin is renowned for the major contributions he has made to the mathematical modeling of human cognition in areas ranging from perception to attention to learning, as well as for his longstanding efforts to develop explicit models of human memory,"said IU President Michael A. McRobbie."Perhaps his most fundamental and far-reaching contribution to cognitive psychology is the Atkinson-Shiffrin model. First presented in 1968, the model is one of the most important advancements.

To learn more about Shiffrin and his work click here.

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