Roger Sperry

Sperry, Roger Wolcott

Roger Wolcott Sperry, 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. Hubel and Torsten N. Wiesel.

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Selected full-text books and articles on this topic

Minds behind the Brain: A History of the Pioneers and Their Discoveries
Stanley Finger.
Oxford University Press, 2000
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 17 "Roger W. Sperry and Rita Levi-Montalcini from Neural Growth to Split Brains"
The Mind's New Science: A History of the Cognitive Revolution
Howard Gardner.
Basic Books, 1987
Librarian’s tip: "Sperry on Split Brains" begins on p. 275
A Mind for Tomorrow: Facts, Values, and the Future
David Stover; Erika Erdmann.
Praeger Publishers, 2000
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of Roger Sperry begins on p. 55
The Oxford Companion to the Mind
Richard L. Gregory; O. L. Zangwill.
Oxford University Press, 1998
Librarian’s tip: "Brain Science: Sperry's Contribution" begins on p. 114
Mind and Brain
John Eccles.
Oxford University, 1990
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 23 "Bridging Science and Values: A Unifying View of Mind and Brain" by Roger Sperry
Altered Egos: How the Brain Creates the Self
Todd E. Feinberg.
Oxford University Press, 2001
Librarian’s tip: "Roger Sperry Argues for the Emergence of an Immaterial Mind" begins on p. 125
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