Roger Wolcott Sperry


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Sperry, Roger Wolcott,

1913–94, American biologist, b. Hartford, Conn., Ph.D. Univ. of Chicago, 1941. He studied zoology before teaching biology at the Univ. of Chicago (1946–52) and the California Institute of Technology (1954–84). In the 1950s and 60s, he was a pioneer in conducting behavioral investigations of the brain's hemispheres. In 1981 he shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with David H. HubelHubel, David Hunter
, 1926–2013, American neurobiologist, b. Ontario, Canada, to American parents. In 1958, Hubel joined Torsten Wiesel at Johns Hopkins; the two relocated to Harvard in 1959.
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1924–, Swedish neurobiologist, b. Uppsala, Sweden. After earning a degree in medicine from Karolinska Univ., Stockholm (1954), he took a research position at Johns Hopkins, where he began his work with David Hunter Hubel.
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