Dr. LeDoux is the Henry & Lucy Moses Professor of Science at NYU in the Center for Neural Science, and he directs the Emotional Brain Institute of NYU and the Nathan Kline Institute. His work is focused on the brain mechanisms of memory and emotion, and he is the author of The Emotional Brain and Synaptic Self. Dr. LeDoux has received a number of awards, including the Karl Spencer Lashley Award from the American Philosophical Society, the Fyssen International Prize in Cognitive Science, the Jean Louis Signoret Prize of the IPSEN Foundation, the Santiago Grisolia Prize, the American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award, and the American Psychological Association Donald O. Hebb Award. Dr. LeDoux is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He is also the lead singer and songwriter in the rock band “The Amygdaloids”.
For more information on Dr. LeDoux, please see the page on the LeDoux Lab at NYU.