Robert Zatorre is awarded with C.L. de Carvalho-Heineken Prize for Cognitive Science 2020!
The award ceremony will take place via a Livestream Event on Thursday, October 1st at 2pm, Montreal Time at https://www.heinekenprizes.org/
In the past five decades the Heineken Prizes have grown to become an internationally renowned institution and are nowadays Netherlands’ most prestigious awards for arts and sciences. Every two years five renowned researchers are honoured on a global scale and one Dutch artist working in the Netherlands. The laureates offer new perspectives, realize unexpected breakthroughs and open new paths for others to take.
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has awarded the C.L. de Carvalho-Heineken Prize for Cognitive Science 2020 to Robert Zatorre, Professor of Neuroscience at McGill University in Canada and researcher at The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital). Zatorre is receiving the prize for his contribution to the discipline of music cognition. He studies how our nervous system ensures that we can make and enjoy music.