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Yerkes Researcher Dr. Larry Young Receives Golden Brain Award

November 18, 2008

Award Presented at 38th Annual Society for Neuroscience Conference

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Larry Young, PhD, a Yerkes researcher, as well as Associate Professor, Emory University School of Medicine, and Research Affiliate Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, received the Golden Brain Award from the Minerva Foundation for his innovative investigations and the influence of those findings on the study of the brain.

He is the 24th recipient of the award. Previous winners include internationally renowned neuroscientists Wolfram Schultz, Antonio Damasio, and Semir Zeki.

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