[visionlist] Kurt-Koffka-Mdeal awarded to Prof. Claes von Hofsten

Karl Gegenfurtner Karl.R.Gegenfurtner at psychol.uni-giessen.de
Mon Nov 10 06:43:11 PST 2008

Dear colleagues,

we are proud to announce that the Department of Psychology at Giessen
University awarded the Kurt-Koffka medal to Prof. Claes von Hofsten from
the University of Uppsala in Sweden.

The Kurt-Koffka award is meant to honor scientists who advanced the
fields of perception or developmental psychology to an extraordinary
extent. The award reminds of Kurt Koffka, who is well-known as a pioneer of
Gestalt Psychology, in particular in the fields of perception and child
development. Koffka worked in Giessen for 16 years, from 1911 to 1927.

This was the second time that the Kurt-Koffka medal was awarded. In a
ceremony that took place on November 5 2008, Prof. von Hofsten was honored
for his numerous achievements in the fields of infant perception and action.

The previous winner of the medal was Prof. Martin S. Banks (Berkeley, USA) in 2007.

On behalf of the nominating committee for the Koffka medal,

Karl Gegenfurtner
Prof. Karl Gegenfurtner, Abteilung Allgemeine Psychologie
Justus-Liebig-Universität, Otto-Behaghel-Str. 10, 35394 Giessen
phone:  +49 641 9926100	  mailto:gegenfurtner at uni-giessen.de
fax:    +49 641 9926119	  http://www.allpsych.uni-giessen.de/karl

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