[visionlist] Kurt-Koffka-Medal awarded to Richard Aslin

Karl Gegenfurtner gegenfurtner at uni-giessen.de
Mon Jul 24 10:31:03 -04 2023

Dear colleagues,

we are proud to announce that the Department of Psychology at Giessen
University has awarded the Kurt-Koffka medal 2023 to Prof. Richard 
Aslin (Haskins laboratories, Yale University).

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 sixteenth time that the Kurt-Koffka medal was awarded. In a
ceremony that took place on July 12, 2023, Prof. Aslin was honored
for his work on development and 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 (Utrecht) in 2017, Karen Adolph (NYU) 
in 2018, Dan Kersten (Minnesota) in 2019, Linda Smith (Indiana) in 2021, 
and Ted Adelson (MIT) in 2022.

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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