[visionlist] Kurt-Koffka-Medal awarded to Ted Adelson

Karl Gegenfurtner gegenfurtner at uni-giessen.de
Thu Aug 4 12:23:01 -04 2022

Dear colleagues,

we are proud to announce that the Department of Psychology at Giessen
University has awarded the Kurt-Koffka medal to Prof. Ted Adelson (MIT).

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 fifteenth time that the Kurt-Koffka medal was awarded. In a
ceremony that took place on July 13, 2022, Prof. Adelson was honored
for his work on visual perception.

The previous winners of the medal were Marty Banks (Berkeley, USA) in 2007,
Claes von Hofsten (Uppsala) in 2008, Janette Atkinson (London) and Oliver
Braddick (Oxford) in 2009, Roberta Klatzky (Pittsburgh) in 2010, Concetta
Morrone (Pisa) and David Burr (Florence) in 2011, Sandra Trehub (Toronto)
in 2012, Stuart Anstis (UCSD) in 2013, Elizabeth Spelke (Harvard) in 2014,
Roland Johansson (Umea) in 2015, Andrew Meltzoff (Seattle) in 2016, Jan
Koenderink and Andrea van Doorn in 2017, Karen Adolph (NYU) in 2018, 
Dan Kersten (Minessota) in 2019, and Linda Smith (Indiana) in 2021.

On behalf of the nominating committee for the Koffka medal,

Karl Gegenfurtner
Prof. Karl Gegenfurtner, Abteilung Allgemeine Psychologie
Justus-Liebig-Universität, Alter Steinbacher Weg 38, 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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