Spatial cognition researcher wins Presidential Early Career Award
Psychologist Tad Brunye is one of 94 researchers who were honored by President Obama at the White House on October 14, 2011, as new recipients of Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. These awards recognize outstanding scientists and engineers at early stages of their independent research careers. Awardees are nominated by departments and agencies of the United States government.
Dr. Brunye, who works both at the U.S. Army’s Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center and at Tufts University, conducts research on navigation and other aspects of spatial memory, attention, and planning. His studies examine basic psychological mechanisms as well as explore applications for human performance in military and other settings. He completed his doctorate at Tufts in 2007.