Leading Canadian specialist in cognitive psychology, Professor Endel Tulving, has been awarded the 2009 Pasteur-Weizmann/Servier International Prize for his work on the neuropsychology of memory.
Endel Tulving is one of the world’s most influential cognitive psychologists. Throughout his life, his work has made him a worldwide authority on the functioning of human memory. His ideas and discoveries have influenced theories in this field as well as clinical practice relating to the diagnosis and treatment of subjects presenting memory disorders. His research has thrown light on the ways in which the mechanisms of memory govern our lives. In 1995, he posited a model of the organisation of the memory based on five systems: working memory, episodic memory, semantic memory, procedural memory and perceptive memory.
Endel Tulving awarded Pasteur-Weizmann/Servier International Prize