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Call for entries for neurology prize

Hauppauge, NY – Eppendorf and the journal Science say they are now accepting applications for the 2013 Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology – an annual international research prize of US$25,000. The prize is awarded to one young scientist for his or her outstanding contributions to neurobiology research. Researchers who are 35 years of age or younger are invited to apply by June 15. The prize winner is selected by a committee of independent experts in the field, chaired by Science’s senior editor, Dr. Peter Stern.

The 2012 prize was won by the US scientist Dr. Marlene R. Cohen, assistant professor in the Department of Neuroscience and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Cohen uses the responses of groups of visual neurons to estimate which part of the visual world an animal is paying attention to at any given moment. Her approach provides a new way to study how our mental activity affects what we perceive and how cognitive processes such as attention are controlled.

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