Sperry, Roger Wolcott


1913–1994 American neuroscientist known for pioneering research and theories on split‐brain hemispheres.

Keywords: brain; hemispheres; mind–brain; cerbral organization

Further Reading

Sperry RW (1952) Neurology and the mind‐brain problem. American Scientist 40: 291–312.

Sperry RW (1961) Cerebral organization and behavior. Science 133: 1749–1757.

Sperry RW (1964) The great cerebral commissure. Scientific American 210: 42–52.

Sperry RW (1968) Hemisphere deconnection and unity in conscious awareness. American Psychologist 23: 723–733.

Sperry RW (1995) The future of psychology. American Psychologist 50: 505–506.

Myers RE and Sperry RW (1953) Interocular transfer of a visual form discrimination habit in cats after section of the optic chiasma and corpus callosum. Anatomical Record 115: 35l–352.

Puente AE (1995) Roger Wolcott Sperry (1913–1994). American Psychologist 50: 940–941.

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Kaufman, James C(Jul 2003) Sperry, Roger Wolcott. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002917]