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Carnegie Mellon University’s Roberta Klatzky has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, joining the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists and civic leaders.

Dr. Klatzky, the Charles J. Queenan Professor of Psychology, holds appointments in the Department of Psychology, Human-Computer Interaction Institute and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC). She is a world-renowned expert in cognition who examines the relationships between human perception and action, with a focus on touch. She investigates this from the perspective of multiple modalities, sensory and symbolic, in real and virtual environments. Her research has been instrumental to the development of telemanipulation, image-guided surgery, navigation aids for the blind and neural rehabilitation. Read more…