Honoring Our Scientists


The FABBS’s “In Honor Of…” program recognizes eminent, senior scientists who have made important and lasting contributions to the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior.

Current Honoree

In Honor Of…Charles “Chuck” Perfetti
Honoring scientists who have made important and lasting contributions to the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior.

Charles A. Perfetti, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Psychology
University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Charles (Chuck) Perfetti began his distinguished career by earning a BS in Psychology from University of Illinois, Urbana in 1958, and a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1967. He has spent the majority of his career at the University of Pittsburgh where he serves as a Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh.

Chuck has dedicated his career to studying the nature of human language, focusing on reading in its many aspects–from its connection to language, its universal properties, its neural bases, its variation with writing systems, and its dependence on lexical knowledge, to text comprehension and individual differences. Using behavioral and cognitive neuroscience methods, his research has addressed reading comprehension, word identification, word knowledge, and their inter-relationships. His studies of comparative reading across writing systems suggest that reading Chinese and reading English engage both shared and distinctive

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Selection Process

Is there an eminent, senior scientist to whom you would like to pay tribute, while simultaneously demonstrating your support for the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior? Through Fabbs “In Honor Of…” program, individuals can make donations that recognize senior scientists for his or her achievements and contributions.

The FABBS Foundation Board will periodically select honorees who have been nominated by their peers. These individuals will receive recognition on our website, including a biographical sketch, photograph, and listing of those who contributed to the honoree’s campaign. This is a wonderful way to pay tribute to someone who has had a lasting impact on our sciences.

We encourage you to submit nominations for the “In Honor Of…” program to the Executive Director.