- Psychology Prize: Anita Eerland, Tulion Guadalupe and Rolf Zwaan for their study “Leaning to the Left Makes the Eiffel Tower Seem Smaller.”
- Peace Prize: SKN Co. for converting old Russian ammunition into new diamonds.
- Acoustics Prize: Kazutaka Kurihara and Koji Tsukada for creating the SpeechJammer — a machine that disrups a person’s speech, by making them hear their own spoken words at a very slight delay.
- Neuroscience Prize: Craig Bennett, Abigail Baird, Michael Miller and George Wolford, for demonstrating that brain researchers can use complicated instruments and simple statistics to see brain activity anywhere — even in a deadsalmon.
- Chemistry Prize: Johan Pettersson for solving the puzzle of why, in certain houses in the town of Anderslöv, Sweden, people’s hair turnedgreen.
- Literature Prize: U.S. Government General Accountability Office for issuing a report about reports about reports that recommends the preparation of a report about the report about reports about reports.
- Physics Prize: Joseph Keller, Raymond Goldstein, Patrick Warren and Robin Ball for calculating the balance of forces that shape and move the hair in a human ponytail.
- Fluid Dynamics Prize: Rouslan Krechetnikov and Hans Mayer for studying the dynamics of liquid-sloshing, to learn what happens when a person walks while carrying a cup of coffee.
- Anatomy Prize: Frans de Waal and Jennifer Pokorny for discovering that chimpanzees can identify other chimpanzees individually from seeing photographs of their rear ends.
- Medicine Prize: Emmanuel Ben-Soussan and Michel Antonietti for advising doctors who perform colonoscopies how to minimize the chance that their patients willexplode.