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Gordon Bower, a psychology professor emeritus, and Bradley Efron, a statistic professor, have been selected to receive the 2005 National Medal of Science, the White House has announced.

The two Stanford professors will receive the medal, the nation's highest science honor, later this summer. They are receiving the 2005 medals because the White House has been two years late in making the annual awards.

Stanford and Hoover Institution scientists have won 34 National Medals of Science.

Bower has specialized in studies of human memory, language comprehension, emotion and behavior modification.

Efron is being honored for his work in theoretical and applied statistics, including his work on statistical estimates now used in public opinion polls.

No date or location has been announced for the award ceremony, which is usually in the White House or nearby in Washington.

— Don Kazak

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