The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
Roger N. Shepard
University Professor of Psychology and Ray Lyman Wilbur Professor of Social Science
Behavioral and Social Science
"For his theoretical and experimental work elucidating the human mind's perception of the physical world and why the human mind has evolved to represent objects as it does; and for giving purpose to the field of cognitive science and demonstrating the value of bringing the insights of many scientific disciplines to bear in scientific problem solving."
Awarded by President Clinton in a White House ceremony on October 18, 1995.