David Hubel

Hubel, David Hunter

David Hunter Hubel (hyōō´bəl), 1926–, American neurobiologist, b. Ont., Canada. In 1958, Hubel joined Torsten Wiesel at Johns Hopkins, and the two relocated to Harvard in 1959. Their most famous studies were in the area of visual perception, with particular emphasis on the nerve impulses mediating between the retina and the brain. They observed that various nerve cells were responsible for different types of visual stimuli. In 1981, Hubel and Wiesel received a Nobel prize for their research in neurophysiology.

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Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Neuroscience: Three Approaches to the Mind: A Synthetic Analysis of the Varieties of Human Experience
Edward M. Hundert.
Clarendon Press, 1990
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of David Hubel begins on p. 227
Introduction to Neural and Cognitive Modeling
Daniel S. Levine.
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2000 (2nd edition)
Librarian’s tip: Includes discussion of Hubel & Wiesel experiments in multiple chapters
A Mind for Tomorrow: Facts, Values, and the Future
David Stover; Erika Erdmann.
Praeger Publishers, 2000
Librarian’s tip: "The Generation of Values" begins on p. 102
The Mind's New Science: A History of the Cognitive Revolution
Howard Gardner.
Basic Books, 1987
Librarian’s tip: "Hubel and Wiesel's Decisive Demonstrations" begins on p. 273
Visual Coding and Adaptability
Charles S. Harris.
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1980
Librarian’s tip: Includes discussion of Hubel & Wiesel experiments in multiple chapters
Synaptic Modification, Neuron Selectivity, and Nervous System Organization
William B. Levy; James A. Anderson; Stephen Lehmkuhle.
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1985
Librarian’s tip: Includes discussion of Hubel & Wiesel experiments in multiple chapters
The Dreaming Brain
J. Allan Hobson.
Basic Books, 1988
Librarian’s tip: "The Hubel-Evarts Microdrive System" begins on p. 161
A Century of Nobel Prizes Recipients: Chemistry, Physics, and Medicine
Francis Leroy.
Marcel Dekker, 2003
Librarian’s tip: "Hubel, David Hunter" begins on p. 327
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