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Terrence J. Sejnowski has been elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the nation’s most prestigious honorary society for scientists.
From the Salk Press Release:
...Terry works to understand the computational resources of the brain, and tries to link brain function and behavior using computer models. He is a pioneer of neurobiology, using both experimental and computer modeling techniques to study the connections between brain cells and the way neurons work together in large networks.
He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, and earned his doctorate in physics at Princeton. Terry was on the faculties of Johns Hopkins and UCSD before joining the Salk in 1988. Terry also heads the Institute for Neural Computation and co-directs the NSF Science of Learning Center, both at UCSD.
Terry is a member of the Institute of Medicine and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has published more than 300 scientific papers and 12 books, including The Computational Brain, with UC San Diego Philosophy Prof. Patricia Churchland.
Terrence Sejnowski is an HHMI investigator, the Francis Crick Professor and Director of the Crick-Jacobs Center for Theoretical and Computational Biology at the Salk Institute. He is author of several books including The Computational Brain and Liars, Lovers, and Heroes: What the New Brain Science Reveals About How We Become Who We Are.