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Lynn Nadel (born 12 November 1942) is the Regents' Professor of Psychology at the University of Arizona. Nadel specializes in memory, and has investigated the role of the hippocampus in memory formation.
Nadel received a
Ph.D. from the McGill University in 1967.
He then joined the faculty of the
University of Arizona in 1985, where he currently serves as director of the Cognition and Neural Systems Program.
John O'Keefe, he coauthored the influential 1978 book The Hippocampus as a Cognitive Map, which defended the theory that the hippocampus learns and stores  cognitive maps of portions of space.
He later advanced
Multiple trace theory, which posits that the hippocampus is always involved in storage and retrieval of episodic memory, but semantic memory can be established in the neocortex.
editor-in-chief of the scientific journal, .
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science
Nadel, co-recipient with
John O'Keefe, earned the 2006 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology.
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