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Karl Lashley (1375)

Interests
Experimental analysis of behaviour, physiological and comparative, clinical neuropsychology
Profession
Psychologist
Nationality
American
Born
1890, Davis, USA
Died
1958, Poitiers, France
Short Biography
Karl Spencer Lashley (1890-1958) was a psychologist and behaviorist remembered for his contributions to the study of learning and memory. A Review of General Psychology survey, published in 2002, ranked Lashley as the 61st most cited psychologist of the ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
Education
  • BA University of West Virginia, 1901
  • MS University of Pittsburgh, 1911
  • PhD Johns Hopkins University, 1914
Appointments & Honors
  • Research Professor in Neuropsychology, Harvard University
  • President, APA, 1929
  • Hon. DSc, University of Pittsburgh, 1936, University of Chicago, 1941, Western Reserve University, 1951, University of Pennsylvania
  • Warren Medal in Psychology, 1937
  • President, Eastern Psychological Association, 1938
  • Hon. MA, Harvard University, 1942
  • Elliot Medal in Zoology, 1943
  • Baly Medal in Physiology, 1953
  • Hon LLD, Johns Hopkins University, 1953
Principal Publications
  • 1921 Studies of cerebral function in learning: III. The motor areas. Brain, 44, 255-86.
  • 1929 Brain Mechanism and Intelligence: A Quantitative Study of Injuries to the Brain. University of Chicago Press.
  • 1930 Basic neural mechanism in behavior. Psychological Review, 1-24.
  • 1934 The mechanism of vision: VIII. The projection of the retina upon the cerebral cortex of the rat. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 60, 57-79.
  • 1941 Thalamo-cortical connections of the rat's brain. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 75, 67-121.
  • 1942 The problem of cerebral organisation in vision. Biological Symposia, 7, 301-22.
  • 1946 The cytoarchitecture of the cerebral cortex of Ateles: A critical examination of architechtonic studies. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 85, 233-302.
  • 1958 Cerebral organisation and behavior. In The Brain and Human Behavior: Proceedings ofthe Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Disease. Williams and Wilkin.