Joseph LeDoux

University Professor
Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science
Professor of Neural Science and Psychology
Director, Emotional Brain Institute
New York University


Joseph LeDoux is the Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science at NYU's Center for Neural Science where he directs the Emotional Brain Institute of NYU and the Nathan Kline Institute. His work focuses on the brain mechanisms of memory and emotion, which you can read about in his books The Emotional Brain and Synaptic Self.

LeDoux has received a number of awards, including the Karl Spencer Lashley Award from the American Philosophical Society, the Fyssen International Prize in Cognitive Science, the Jean Louis Signoret Prize of the IPSEN Foundation, the Santiago Grisolia Prize, the American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award, and the American Psychological Association Donald O. Hebb Award. LeDoux is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He is also the lead singer and songwriter in the rock band, the Amygdaloids.