Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Growing Respect for Hayek in Brain Science

Joaquin Fuster, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor of Psychiatry, Emeritus
Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience
UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior
School of Medicine
University of California at Los Angeles

His research interests include studies of the brain mechanisms of cognitive functions (attention, perception, memory, language, and intelligence). 


Fellowship Jaime Balmes, 1954
Fellowship Gregorio Del Amo, 1956
Career Investigator Award (NIMH), 1960
Career Development Award (NIMH), 1965
Research Scientist Award (NIMH), 1970
Senior Scientist Award (NIMH), 1990
The Magoun Lecturer, University of California, 1991
The Ojemann Lecturer, University of Iowa,1995
Spanish Royal Academy of Medicine (elected Member of Honor), 1997
The Elsevier Lecturer, European Brain and Behavior Society, 1997
JeanLouis Signoret Prize, (Paris), 2000
Fyssen International Prize, (Paris), 2000
The Elliot Lecture, University of Pennsylvania, 2002
European Brain and Behavior Society (elected Member of Honor), 2002
Doctor Honoris Causa, Universidad Miguel Hernández, Alicante, Spain 2004
Goldman-Rakic Prize for Cognitive Neuroscience NARSAD 2006
George Miller Prize, Cognitive Neuroscience Society 2007
Earl Usdin Award 2008
Doctor Honoris Causa, Univesidad Autónoma, Madrid, Spain 2008
The Geschwind Memorial Lecture, Harvard University 2009
The Woolsey Lecture, University of Wisconsin 2010
Elected Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences 2010
The Charles L. Branch Brain Health Award 2011
Doctor Honoris Causa, Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala, 2014

Relevant papers: 

J.M.Fuster - Prólogo.  In: F. Hayek El Orden Sensorial.  Unión Editorial, S.A., Madrid, pp 11-23, 2004.

J.M. Fuster – Hayek in today’s cognitive neuroscience.  Hayek in Mind: Hayek’s Philosophical Psychology. In: L. Marsh (Ed.) Bingley, UK. Emerald Group pp. 3-11, 2011.

SABE 2010
San Diego State University
“The Foresight of Hayek’s Sensory Order”

San Diego, California

Evolution, the Human Sciences and Liberty
“Neuro Science and Hayek’s The Sensory Order”
Galapagos, Ecuador (2013)


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  1. Awesome. Get the Austrians in through the back door if that's what it takes.

  2. Nice to see this. Hayek's work in neuroscience usually goes unmentioned due to his economics connection, but he was brilliant in this field.