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Roger Wolcott Sperry (1359)

Interests
Neuropsychology
Nationality
American
Born
1913, Hartford, USA
Died
1994, Pasadena, USA
Short Biography
Roger Wolcott Sperry (August 20, 1913 – April 17, 1994) was a neuropsychologist, neurobiologist and Nobel laureate who, together with David Hunter Hubel and Torsten Nils Wiesel, won the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for his work with ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
Education
  • AB Oberlin College, 1935
  • MA Oberlin College, 1937
  • PhD University of Chicago, 1941
Appointments & Honors
  • Hixon Professor of Psychobiology, Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, 1954
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences, 1960
  • Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1963
  • Experimental Psychology Study Section Committee, Member, NIH, 1966-70, Chairman, 1969-70
  • H. Crosby Warren Medal, Society of Experimental Psychologists, 1969
  • APA Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, 1971
  • Hon. DSc, Cambridge University, 1972, Kenyon College, 1979, Rockefeller University, 1980
  • Nobel prize in medicine/ psychology (shared), 1981
  • Albert Lasker Medical Research Award, 1979
  • and many other awards
Principal Publications
  • 1968 Mental unity following surgical disconnection of the cerebral hemispheres. In The Harvey Lectures, series 62. Academic Press.
  • 1968 Hemispheric disconnection and unity in conscious awareness. American Psychologist, 23, 723-33.
  • 1968 Plasticity of neural maturation. Developmental Biology, supplement 2, 27th Symposium. Academic Press.
  • 1969 A modified concept of consciousness. Psychological Review, 76, 532-6.
  • 1970 Perception in the absence of the neo-cortical commisures. Perceptual Disorders, 48, 123-38.
  • 1970 An objective approach to subjective experience: Further explanation of a hypothesis. Psychological Review, 77, 585-90.
  • 1971 How a developing brain gets itself properly wired for adaptive function. In E. Tobach, E. Shaw and L. R. Aronson (eds), The Biopsychology of Development. Academic Press.