Award Name : Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Prize
Year of Award : 2014
Award for : Science and Engineering
Location : Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Giacomo Rizzolatti (born April 28, 1937) is an Italian neurophysiologist who works at the University of Parma. He is the Senior Scientist of the research team that discovered mirror neurons in the frontal and parietal cortex of the macaque monkey, and has written many scientific articles on the topic. He is a past president of the European Brain and Behaviour Society. Rizzolatti was the 2007 co-recipient, with Leonardo Fogassi and Vittorio Gallese, for the University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology.He received Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Prize in 2014.