This should have been the time for a festschrift for Shlomo Bentin, at the occasion of his “retirement” from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where he had been a professor for many years at the Department of Psychology and at the Interdisciplinary Center for Neural Computation. We write “retirement” with double quotes, because no one who knew Shlomo Bentin could have conceived of him actually stopping to do what he was so passionate about – science. It is sad that instead of a festival, this special issue has to be in memory of Shlomo, who was tragically killed riding his bicycle while on sabbatical with Lynn Robertson in UC Berkeley in July 2012, at his prime, only weeks after receiving Israel’s most distinguished honor for his ongoing scientific achievements, the Israel Prize in Psychology.
Introduction to the special issue on functional selectivity in perceptual and cognitive systems – a tribute to Shlomo Bentin (1946-2012)
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