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Roger Wolcott Sperry Ph.D. [Zoology], M.A. [Psychology]

Roger Wolcott Sperry Ph.D. [Zoology], M.A. [Psychology]

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1981
Nobel co-recipients David H. Hubel, Torsten N. Wiesel
The President's National Medal of Science - Biological Sciences 1989

Psychologist, Philosopher, Zoologist, Neuroanatomist. Functional specialization of cerebral hemispheres. Split-brain studies. Duality of consciousness. Mind and consciousness. High ethical standards. Authorship generosity.

Ralph Gerard, "I know of nobody else who has disposed of cherished ideas of his doctoral and postdoctoral sponsors, at that time the acknowledged leaders in their fields."


Roger Sperry, Biographical memoir by Theodore J. Voneida, National Academies Press, 19 pages

Drawing by Nwton Llorente

Name: Roger Wolcott Sperry
Birth: 20 August 1913, Hartford, CT, USA
Death: 17 April 1994, Pasadena, CA, USA
Institution: California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, CA, USA
Award: "for his discoveries concerning the functional specialization of the cerebral hemispheres"
Subject: neurophysiology
Portion of cash: 1/3
Honoring Roger Sperry
Mentor Master's Psychology: R.H. Stetson
Mentor Doctoral Zoology: Paul Weiss
Mentor Post Doc Psychology: Karl S. Lashley