Alexander Luria

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Birthday
16, 1902
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Aug 14, 1977 (75)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
16, 1902
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Aug 14, 1977 (75)

About

Psychologist remembered for his case studies involving the human brain, including "The Mind of a Mnemonist" and "The Man with a Shattered World." He helped form the theory of Cultural-Historical Psychology in the late 20's.

Before Fame

He graduated from the 1st Moscow Medical Institute in 1937.

Trivia

His case study "The Mind of a Mnemonist" inspired the 1999 film "Away with Words".

Family Life

His father was a professor at the University of Kazan.

Associated With

He formed the theory of Cultural-Historical Psychology with Belarusian psychologist Lev Vygotsky.