Rice’s Randi Martin receives 2024 Clifford T. Morgan Distinguished Leadership Award from the Psychonomic Society

Randi Martin.

Randi Martin, the Elma Schneider Professor of Psychological Sciences at Rice University and director of the T.L.L. Temple Foundation Neuroplasticity Research Laboratory, has been named a recipient of the 2024 Clifford T. Morgan Distinguished Leadership Award from the Psychonomic Society.

Randi Martin
Randi Martin.

The award is presented to individuals who demonstrate a commitment to scientific and methodological rigor in the community of researchers who are at the forefront of the experimental study of cognition. Recipients must also demonstrate commitment and dedication to developing and advancing the Psychonomic Society in its mission to foster the science of cognition through the advancement and communication of basic research in experimental psychology and allied sciences.

Martin studies cognitive neuroscience, which is the relationship between the human brain and cognitive processes such as perception, attention, memory and language. Her research on working memory has drawn on converging behavioral and neural evidence from healthy and brain-damaged individuals.

“I have been a member of the Psychonomic Society since early in my career, and I am thrilled to receive this award from this outstanding organization,” she said.

Martin will be honored Nov. 23 during the society’s 2024 annual meeting in New York City.

A member of the Rice faculty since 1982, Martin has served as the chair of the governing board of the Academy of Aphasia and is currently president of the Association for Psychological Sciences. She is the past editor of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition (2006-12) and past senior editor at Cognition (2018-20). She co-founded the Women in Cognitive Science organization in 2001 and currently serves on its advisory board.

More information on the award is online at https://www.psychonomic.org/page/2024DistinguishedLeadershipAward.