In Honor Of


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…Michael Tanenhaus
Honoring scientists who have made important and lasting contributions to the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior.

Michael Tanenhaus, PhD
Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Rochester University
Michael K. Tanenhaus is the Beverly Petterson Bishop and Charles W. Bishop Professor in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester.  He earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1978. After being an Assistant and Associate professor at Wayne State University, he joined the faculty at the University of Rochester in 1983. He has received numerous honors for his research on language processing. He is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the Cognitive Science Society, and the 2018 recipient of the David E. Rumelhart Prize.

Tanenhaus has made numerous lasting contributions to the field of psycholinguistics in particular, and to the discipline of cognitive science in general. His research program has transformed the field of language processing from embracing modular feedforward information-processing models that strictly limit context effects to instead embracing distributed interactive models that allow a wide variety of context effects. The breadth of Tanenhaus’s thinking, combined with his uncanny experimental skills, have

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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.