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One of 120 new members and 26 new international members elected in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Kia Nobre, Chair of the Oxford Neuroscience Strategy Committee and Head of the Department of Experimental Psychology is one of 120 new members and 26 new international members elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. 

Those elected today bring the total number of active members to 2,403 and the total number of international members to 501. International members are nonvoting members of the Academy, with citizenship outside the United States.

The National Academy of Sciences was established in 1863 by an Act of Congress, signed by President Lincoln, as a private, nongovernmental institution to advise the US nation on issues related to science and technology. Members are elected by their peers for outstanding contributions to research. It was joined in 1964 by the National Academy of Engineering and in 1970 by the National Academy of Medicine. 

The three Academies work together as the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to provide independent, objective analysis and advice to the nation and conduct other activities to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions. The National Academies also encourage education and research, recognize outstanding contributions to knowledge, and increase public understanding in matters of science, engineering, and medicine.

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