Experimental, physiological and comparative, philosophical and theoretical, neuropsychology, psychoanalysis
1919, Vienna, Austria
Karl H. Pribram (February 25, 1919 – January 19, 2015) was a professor at Georgetown University, in the United States, an emeritus professor of psychology and psychiatry at Stanford University and distinguished professor at Radford University. ...
Karl H. Pribram (February 25, 1919 – January 19, 2015) was a professor at Georgetown University, in the United States, an emeritus professor of psychology and psychiatry at Stanford University and distinguished professor at Radford University. Board-certified as a neurosurgeon, Pribram did pioneering work on the definition of the limbic system, the relationship of the frontal cortex to the limbic system, the sensory-specific "association" cortex of the parietal and temporal lobes, and the classical motor cortex of the human brain. He worked with Karl Lashley at the Yerkes Primate Center of which he was to become director later. He was professor at Yale University for ten years and at Stanford University for thirty years.
To the general public, Pribram is best known for his development of the holonomic brain model of cognitive function and his contribution to ongoing neurological research into memory, emotion, motivation and consciousness. He was married to American best selling author Katherine Neville.
Diplomate, American Board of Neurological Surgery, 1948
Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, 1958
Professor, Departments of Psychology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, 1962-
NIH Lifetime Career Research Award, 1962
Fellow, AAA&S, AAAS
President, APA Division 6, 1967-8
Central Council, International Brain Research Organization
Founding President, International Neuropsychological Society, 1967-9
Chairman, Committee on International Relations in Psychology, 1973
Paul Hoch Award, American Psychopathological Association, 1975
President, APA Division 24, 1979-80
Society for Experimental Psychologists
Fellow, New York Academy of Sciences
President, Professors for World Peace, 1982-
Editorships and Consulting Boards, Neuropsychologia, Journal of Mathematical Biology, Advances in Behavioral Biology, Human Motivation, International Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Neuroscience Research, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Journal of Mental Imagery, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Imagination, Cognition and Personality, Journal of Human Movement Studies, Journal of Social and Biological Structures, ReVision, SISTM Quarterly, Indian Journal of Psychophysiology, lnteramerican Journal of Psychology, International Journal of Psychophysiology, Gestalt Theory Cognition and Brain Theory, Biology and Cognition
1960 Plans and the Structure of Behaviour. Holt (with G. A. Miller and E. Galanter).
1960 (ed.) Brain and Behaviour, vols 1-4. Penguin.
1960 On the neurology of thinking. Behavioral Science, 4, 265-87.
1960 A review of theory in physiological psychology. Annual Reviews in Psychology, 11, 1-40.
1964 An experimental analysis of the behavioral disturbance produced by a left frontal arachnoid endothelioma (meningioma). Neuropsychologia, 4, 257-80.
1969 The effects of radical disconnection of occipital and temporal cortex on visual behaviour of monkeys. Brain, 92, 301-12 (with D. N. Spinelli and S. C. Reitz).
1971 Languages of the Brain: Experimental Paradoxes and Principles in Neuropsychology. Prentice Hall. (Brooks/Cole, 1977; Brandon House, 1982).
1973 Psychophysiology of the Frontal Lobes. Academic Press (ed. with A. R. Luria).
1975 Arousal, activation and effort in the control of attention. Psychological Review, 82, 116-49 (with D. McGuinness).
1975 The Hippocampus, vols 1and2. Plenum.
1979 The effect of inferotemporal or foveal prestriate oblation on social reversal learning in monkeys. Neuropsychologia, 17, 1-10 (with C. A. Christensen).
1980 Mind, brain and consciousness: The organisation of competence. In J. M. Davidson and R. J. Davidson (eels), Psychobiology of Consciousness. Plenum.
1981 Emotions. In S. B. Filskov and T. J. Boll (eds), Handbook of Clinical Neuropsychology. Wiley.
1982 Perception and memory of facial affect following brain injury. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 54, 859-69 (with G. P. Prigatano).
1982 Localization and distribution of function in the brain. In J. Orbach (ed.), Neuropsychology after Lashley. Erlbaum.
1985 The Hippocampus, vols 3 and 4. Plenum.
1987 The subdivisions of the frontal cortex revisited. In E. Perecman (ed.) The Frontal Lobes Revisited. IRBN Press.
1991 Brain and Perception: Holonomy and Structure in Figural Processing. Erlbaum.
1995 (ed.) Scale in Conscious Experience: ls the Brain too Important to be Left to Specialists to Study?. Erlbaum (with J. King).