Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI) is honored to announce that Laurel Buxbaum, PsyD, has recently been selected to receive the 2021 Freda Newcombe Prize from the British Neuropsychological Society (BNS). The BNS was formed in 1989 to build relationships between cognitive neuroscience and clinical investigations of patients with neuropsychological impairments. This Prize is named after Freda Newcombe, PhD, a British scientist who played a pivotal role in developing the discipline of cognitive neuropsychology. The Executive Committee of the BNS chooses one distinguished scientist annually to receive The Freda Newcombe Prize for their excellence in research. Dr. Buxbaum is now one of only fifteen scientists to have the distinction of receiving this highly competitive award. Previous recipients include renowned cognitive neuropsychologists Karalyn Patterson, PhD, Glyn Humphreys, PhD, Tim Shallice, PhD, Michael Kopelman, PhD, and Matt Lambon-Ralph, PhD.
Dr. Buxbaum is Associate Director of MRRI and Director of the Cognition and Action Laboratory at MRRI. She will be presenting her prize lecture titled “The way(s) you do the things you do: left hemisphere representation and selection of tool knowledge“ at the BNS Autumn Online meeting on Thursday November 11, 2021