neuroscientist, author, musician
New York, US
Joseph LeDoux is a University Professor and Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science at New York University, where he also directs the Emotional Brain Institute. His work is focused on the brain mechanisms of emotion, memory, and consciousness. LeDoux, who has received a number of awards for his research, he is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences USA. He is also the author of several books, including The Emotional Brain, Synaptic Self, Anxious (2016 APA William James Book Award), and The Deep History of Ourselves (finalist for the 2020 Pen America E.O. Wilson Award for Literary Science Writing). LeDoux is also the 2023 President of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, as well as the lead singer and songwriter in the rock band, The Amygdaloids, and in the acoustic duo So We Are.