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Brenda Milner Award

Brenda Milner is the renowned British-Canadian clinical neuropsychologist widely regarded as the founder of neuropsychology and as pioneer in the field of memory research. Her most famous patient was Henry Molaison – H.M.

The CRC 1315’s “Brenda Milner Award” was established to recognise an outstanding female scientist in the CRC 1315 network. The award comprises financial support amounting to 15,000 EUR for project consumables and collaborations. Depending on the number of awardees, the sum may vary.

Female members in the CRC 1315 network (Phd, Postdocs, GEROK or PI) with “member” or “associate-member” status are eligible for the prize, as well as coauthors of original papers that acknowledge CRC funding.

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Brenda Milner. Photo courtesy of Brenda Milner, taken by Meera Paleja.

Recipients of the award

In 2021, the award was given to Jiyun Shin (Project A04 PhD, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) for her contribution to the understanding of memory formation in the neocortex and to Dr. Dorothea Hämmerer (Project B06 Postdoc, Otto von Guericke Universität Magdeburg)  for establishing herself as a leading figure in the field of cognitive neuroscience of neuromodulation, with a special emphasis on understanding the relevance of dopaminergic and noradrenergic changes for brain ageing and dementia. More information on the recipients and their achievements is available here.

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