Stanley B. Floresco University of British Columbia
Animal Learning and Behavior/Comparative
For outstanding and innovative research on neural mechanisms linking brain activity to critical cognitive functions including risk-based decision making, cognitive flexibility, working memory, and other aspects of executive function. Through the use of multidisciplinary approaches involving electrophysiological recording and selective manipulation of neurotransmitter function, Stanley B. Floresco has provided new insights into the essential interplay between brain and behavior. His novel findings form an empirical base for understanding how neural pathology may underlie aspects of psychotic behavior and as such validate neuropsychopharmacological approaches to mental ill health.