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Karl Lashley (1369)

Experimental analysis of behaviour, physiological and comparative, clinical neuropsychology
1890, Davis, USA
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
  • 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.