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Roger Wolcott Sperry
Office Address:

California Institute of Technology
Division of Biology, 156-29
Pasadena, California 91125

Birthplace:
Hartford, Connecticut, August 20, 1913
Family:
Married: Norma Gay Deupree, 1949
2 children: Glenn Tad, 1953; Jan Hope, 1963
Education:
   
1935
1937
1941
AB English
MA Psychology
PhD Zoology
Oberlin College
Oberlin College
University of Chicago
Professional Appointments:
1941-42 National Research Council Fellow, Harvard University
1942-46 Biology Research Fellow, Harvard University, Yerkes Laboratories of Primate Biology
1946-52
Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, University of Chicago
1952-53
Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Chicago
1952-53 Section Chief, Neurological Diseases and Blindness, National Institutes of Health
1954-84 Hixon Professor of Psychobiology, California Institute of Technology
1984-Present Board of Trustees Professor Emeritus
Committee Service:
1963-1964 Fellowship Committee, National Science Foundation
1966-1970 Experimental Psychology Study Section, National Institutes of Health; Chairman, 1969-70
1969-1976 Corporate Visiting Committee for Psychology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Editorial Advisory Boards:
Experimental Neurology
Experimental Brain Research
Neuropsychologia
The International Journal of Neuroscience
Behavioral Biology
Zygon
Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
Synapse
Journal of Neural Transplantation
Military Service:
1942-45 OSRD Medical Research Project on Nerve Injuries
Research:
Psychobiology; Neuropsychology, Neurobiology: neural plasticity tested by nerve and muscle transplantation; selective patterning in growth of nerve connections; cytospecificity and chemoaffinity theory; neural mechanism in perception and memory; split-brain approach to cerebral organization; hemispheric specialization; mind-brain concepts and the human value implications.
Honors and Awards:-top-
1931-1935 Amos C. Miller Scholarship, Oberlin College
1941-1942 National Research Council Fellowship
1954
Distinguished Alumni Citation, Oberlin College
1960
Elected National Academy of Sciences
1963
Elected American Academy of Arts and Sciences
1969
Howard Crosby Warren Medal, Society of Experimental Psychologists
1971
Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, American Psychological Association
1972 Co-recipient, William Thomson Wakeman Research Award, National Paraplegia Foundation
1972
California Scientist of the Year Award
1972
Honorary Doctor of Science Degree, Cambridge University
1973
Passano Award in Medical Science
1974
Elected Honorary Member American Neurological Association
1974
Elected American Philosophical Society
1975
Co-recipient Claude Bernard Science Journalism Award
1976
Karl Lash ley Award of American Philosophical Society
1976
Elected Foreign Member of Royal Society
1976
Honorary Doctor of Science Degree, University of Chicago
1978
Elected Member Pontifical Academy of Sciences
1979 Honorary Doctor of Science, Kenyon College
1979 Wolf Prize in Medicine
1979 Ralph Gerard Award of the Society for Neuroscience
1979 International Visual Literacy Association Special Award for 1979
1979 Albert Lasker Medical Research Award
1980 Honorary Doctor of Science Degree, Rockefeller University
1980 American Academy of Achievement Golden Plate Award
1981 Shared the Nobel Prize in Medicine/Physiology
1982 Honorary Doctor of Science Degree, Oberlin College
1982 California State Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Scientific
Achievements in Psychology
1986 Realia Award of the Institute for Advanced Philosophic Research
1987
Mentor Society Award
1988
Elected Foreign Member USSR Academy of Sciences
1989
National Medal of Science
1990
Elected William James Fellow, American Psychological Society
1991 Distinguished Centennial Address Award, American Psychological Association

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