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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. Together with John O'Keefe, he coauthored the influential 1978 book The Hippocampus as a Cognitive Map,[1] which defended the theory that the hippocampus learns and stores cognitive maps of portions of space. He later advanced the 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.

Nadel received a Ph.D. from McGill University in 1967, and joined the faculty of the University of Arizona in 1985, where he currently serves as director of the Cognition and Neural Systems Program. Nadel, together with John O'Keefe, received the 2006 Grawemeyer Award for their work in identifying the brain's mapping system.[2] Nadel is editor-in-chief of the scientific journal, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science.


  1. ^ John O'Keefe, Lynn Nadel. "The Hippocampus as a Cognitive Map". Retrieved October 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ "2006 - John O'Keefe and Lynn Nadel". December 1, 2005. Retrieved March 13, 2009. 

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Jewish Daily Forward

Jewish Daily Forward
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 02:01:05 -0700

When troops led by the Soviet Union invaded Czechoslovakia in August 1968, Lynn Nadel was a year into his postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute of Physiology in Prague. The 25-year-old neuroscientist from Queens, New York, was advised to leave the ...

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:47:10 -0800

Smith said they will have a full lineup of “dynamic speakers,” including undergraduate and graduate students, as well as Lynn Nadel, regents professor and chair of the faculty; Nadel will speak on behalf of the regents' and distinguished professors ...

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:07:30 -0800

Psychology professor and member of the UA Regents and Distinguished Professors Council Lynn Nadel said he was happy to see the protests directed at where the problem resides: the state Capitol in the budget and political process that is "systematically ...

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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 05:33:42 -0800

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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 18:26:15 -0800

“I hate to see the University of Arizona at the bottom of the Pac-12 in anything,” said UA Faculty Senate President Lynn Nadel. But the athletic department seems to be doing a better job of stressing academics than in the past, he added. “Ten or 15 ...

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Tue, 03 Feb 2015 05:35:12 -0800

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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:30:00 -0800

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