RIP Jon Driver (1962-2011)

Jan 03 2012 Published by under Obituary

I have just discovered a blog which notes the untimely passing of Professor Jon Driver. Driver was a central figure in cognitive psychology for much of my career and has contributed many papers investigating the way the human brain pays attention to things and fails to pay attention to other things. His work was mostly concerned with the processing of visual information and included work in both neurologically damaged patient groups and normal, healthy control subjects.

The blog indicates that he passed away unexpectedly.

Jon Driver died suddenly on 28th November 2011. Jon was a wonderful individual; a loving son, husband and father; and an irreplaceable friend and colleague.

This is a place for everyone who knew Jon to share our memories of him and through this to help celebrate his life.

If you would like to add a description of your memories of Jon to this blog please contact g.rees@ucl.ac.uk with the text you would like posted. We welcome any contribution, from short snippets to longer pieces. Please bear in mind this is a place to remember Jon and to help celebrate his life.

He will be missed.

4 responses so far

  • Bashir says:

    I just downloaded one of his articles a few weeks ago. Looks very interesting.

  • drugmonkey says:

    One news bit supplies some detail on the untimely passing:

    Eminent psychologist Professor Jonathon Driver, 49, who was director of the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London (UCL), was found dead in Archway Road, Highgate, beneath the notorious suicide spot.

  • Klaus says:

    What a great loss to the psychological community!!

    He was born to be an academic.

  • Somebody says:

    His suicide is due to the psychological side effects of dislocating his knee during a motorbike accident and developing chronic pain. RIP, Jon!

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