Troland Award Honors Tong for Groundbreaking Work
The National Academy of Science has announced that Associate Professor of Psychology Frank Tong is one of the winners of this year’s Troland Research Award. Two $50,000 Troland awards are given annually to scientists under the age of 40 for groundbreaking contributions to psychology and/or neuroscience. The NAS singled Tong out for his pioneering use of neural decoding techniques to explore mechanisms in the human brain mediating perception, attention and object recognition. Tong is the third Department of Psychology member to be honored with a Troland award. The highly prestigious award has also been awarded to Isabel Gauthier, professor of psychology, and Jeffrey D. Schall, E. Bronson Ingram Professor of Neuroscience.
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