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Roger Wolcott Sperry

1913 - 1994

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Roger Wolcott Sperry (August 20, 1913 – April 17, 1994) was an American neuropsychologist, neurobiologist, cognitive neuroscientist, and Nobel laureate who, together with David Hunter Hubel and Torsten Nils Wiesel, won the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for his work with split-brain research. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roger Wolcott Sperry has received more than 377,341 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Roger Wolcott Sperry is the 59th most popular psychologist (up from 63rd in 2019), the 901st most popular biography from United States (down from 882nd in 2019) and the 22nd most popular American Psychologist.

Roger Wolcott Sperry is most famous for his work in the study of split-brain patients. He found that the left and right hemispheres of the brain have different functions.

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Among psychologists, Roger Wolcott Sperry ranks 59 out of 183Before him are Sabina Spielrein, Alexander Luria, Wolfgang Köhler, Martin Seligman, Sándor Ferenczi, and Leon Festinger. After him are Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Edward C. Tolman, Pierre Janet, Margaret Mahler, Timothy Leary, and Ernst Kretschmer.

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Among people born in 1913, Roger Wolcott Sperry ranks 39Before him are Witold Lutosławski, Leônidas, Carmen Amaya, Stanford Moore, Artur Axmann, and Wolfgang Paul. After him are René Clément, Willis Lamb, Gert Fröbe, Luz Long, Mehmet Shehu, and Jacobo Árbenz. Among people deceased in 1994, Roger Wolcott Sperry ranks 37Before him are Gian Maria Volonté, Domenico Modugno, Witold Lutosławski, Pierre Boulle, Marija Gimbutas, and Raul Julia. After him are Paul Delvaux, Juvénal Habyarimana, Fernando Rey, György Cziffra, André Michel Lwoff, and Jeffrey Dahmer.

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Among people born in United States, Roger Wolcott Sperry ranks 901 out of 18,182Before him are Francis Peyton Rous (1879), Frederick Reines (1918), Steve Carell (1962), Anne Bancroft (1931), Kevin Bacon (1958), and Sherwood Anderson (1876). After him are Billy Bob Thornton (1955), Robert Burns Woodward (1917), Barbara Stanwyck (1907), Tom Waits (1949), Willis Lamb (1913), and James Tobin (1918).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In United States

Among psychologists born in United States, Roger Wolcott Sperry ranks 22Before him are Aaron T. Beck (1921), Alfred Kinsey (1894), Philip Zimbardo (1933), Stanley Milgram (1933), Martin Seligman (1942), and Leon Festinger (1919). After him are Edward C. Tolman (1886), Timothy Leary (1920), Frederick Herzberg (1923), G. Stanley Hall (1846), Mary Ainsworth (1913), and Harry Harlow (1905).