David Hubel

Hubel, David Hunter

David Hunter Hubel (hyōō´bəl), 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. 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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David Hubel: Selected full-text books and articles

Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Neuroscience: Three Approaches to the Mind: A Synthetic Analysis of the Varieties of Human Experience By Edward M. Hundert Clarendon Press, 1990
Librarian's tip: Discussion of David Hubel begins on p. 227
Introduction to Neural and Cognitive Modeling By 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 By David Stover; Erika Erdmann Praeger Publishers, 2000
Librarian's tip: "The Generation of Values" begins on p. 102
Visual Coding and Adaptability By Charles S. Harris Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1980
Librarian's tip: Includes discussion of Hubel & Wiesel experiments in multiple chapters
A Century of Nobel Prizes Recipients: Chemistry, Physics, and Medicine By Francis Leroy Marcel Dekker, 2003
Librarian's tip: "Hubel, David Hunter" begins on p. 327
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