Michael J. Tarr, co-director of the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC), has received a professorship for his contributions to further understanding the brain and mind. Tarr was named the George A. and Helen Dunham Cowan Professor of Cognitve Neuroscience. Tarr studies the neural, cognitive and computational mechanisms underlying visual perception and cognition. He is particularly interested in how we effortlessly learn, remember, and visually identify both human faces and objects, as well as how these mechanisms of vision interact with our other senses, thoughts and emotions. See CMU's announcement.