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Jeffrey M. Zacks

Jeffrey M. Zacks is Professor and Associate Chair of Psychological & Brain Sciences, and Professor of Radiology, at Washington University in St. Louis. He received his BA from Yale University and his PhD from Stanford University in 1999. His research has been funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Office of Naval Research, and the James S. McDonnell Foundation. He has served as Associate Editor of the journals Cognition, Cognitive Research: Principles & Implications, and Collabra, Chair of the Board of Scientific Affairs of the American Psychological Association, and Chair of the governing board of the Psychonomic Society. He is the recipient of scientific awards from the National Science Foundation, Psychonomic Society, American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Foundation, and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for Psychological Science, the American Psychological Association, the Midwest Psychological Association, and the Society of Experimental Psychologists. Zacks is the author of three books, Flicker: Your Brain on Movies, Event Cognition (with G.A. Radvansky), and Ten Lectures on the Representation of Events in Language, Perception, Memory, and Action Control, and co-editor of Understanding Events (with Thomas F. Shipley) and Representations in Mind and World: Essays Inspired by Barbara Tversky (with Holly A. Taylor). He has published more than 90 journal articles and also has written for Salon, Aeon, and The New York Times.


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Jeffrey M. Zacks
Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences

Washington University in St. Louis
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St. Louis, MO, USA 63130-4899

Phone: +1 314-935-8454

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