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Gordon H. Bower

It is with sadness that the EPS has learnt that Professor Gordon H. Bower of Stanford University, USA, passed away at home on June 17th. He was 87.

Professor Bower spent his entire 49 year career at Stanford and was awarded the EPS Sir Frederic Bartlett Lectureship at the University of Durham in April 1976, his talk was entitled ‘How people understand and recall stories’.

Professor Bower was known for the high quality of his research and his areas of expertise included; associative and narrative memory, mental and mathematical models, and emotion-influenced cognition. In 2005, he was awarded the President’s National Medal of Science, the highest scientific honour in the United States of America.