Jay Pratt has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada!

September 1, 2018 by Janice Liu

The Department of Psychology is thrilled to share the good news that our very own Jay Pratt has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is one of eleven University of Toronto researchers and joins more than 370 fellows at U of T recognized by the prestigious Royal Society for their outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement. The honour is considered one of Canada’s major accomplishments for scholars.  The Royal Society's website reads "Jay Pratt is internationally renowned for his ground-breaking studies on how humans allocate attention across the visual field and how certain types of visual information are prioritized by the brain. His research has catalyzed several new lines of research worldwide, including how actions bias activity in visual pathways, how concepts and symbols generate shifts of visual attention, and how much volitional control can be exerted over reflexive attentional processes." Congratulations to Jay on this well--deserved honour. 

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