Joaquin Fuster

Joaquin M. Fuster (born 1930)[1] is a neuroscientist whose research has made fundamental contributions to the understanding of the neural structures underlying cognition and behavior.[2] His several books and hundreds of papers,[3] particularly on memory and the prefrontal cortex, are widely cited.

Born in Barcelona, Fuster earned an M.D. at the University of Barcelona in 1953, and in 1967 a Ph.D from the University of Granada. From 1962 until 1964 he was a visiting scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry.[1] He is currently Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA's Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior,[3] and a resident fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences[4]

Among numerous awards,[3] Fuster has received the 2006 Patricia Goldman-Rakic Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Cognitive Research[5] and the 2000 Fyssen Foundation International Prize for research excellence.[6] In 2010 he delivered the Segerfalk Lecture, given annually by an "internationally outstanding scientist who has made major contributions within the area of Neuroscience".[7]

See also


  1. ^ a b *Faculty webpage at UCLA 
  2. ^ "Neuroscience News". Brian Research Institute, volume 15, no. 3. 
  3. ^ a b c "Joaquin Fuster, M.D., Ph.D.". Joaquin Fuster. 
  4. ^ "2010 Fellows And Their Affiliations At The Time Of Their Election". American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 
  5. ^ "NARSAD to Honor 20th Anniversary of Scientific Council at Annual New York Gala". NARSAD. 
  6. ^ "International Prize". Fyssen Foundation. 
  7. ^ "The Segerfalk Lecture Award". THORSTEN OCH ELSA SEGERFALKS STIFTELSE. 
  • "Joaquin Fuster, MD, PhD". Almaden Institute. 
  • "Joaquin Fuster, M.D.". DGSOM website. 
  • "Joaquin Fuster: Distributed Memory and the Perception-Action Cycle (2007)". 2007 Brain Network Dynamics Conference. 

External links

  • Personal webpage, including extensive list of publications 
  • "Segerfalk lecturer Joaquin Fuster: “The brain is a search engine”". Lund University Magazine. June 16, 2010. 
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