Roger Walcott Sperry

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Birthday
30, 1913
Birthplace
Connecticut
Death Date
Apr 17, 1994 (80)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
30, 1913
Birthplace
Connecticut
Death Date
Apr 17, 1994 (80)

About

A biologist who won the Nobel Prize for Medicine for his research into split-brain patients.

Before Fame

After getting his doctorate at the University of Chicago, he showed that much of the mammalian nervous system is hard-wired to carry out specific tasks.

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He worked with patients who underwent operations severing the communication channels between their brain hemispheres, showing each hemisphere controls different functions.

Family Life

He grew up on a farm in Hartford, Connecticut, where he first developed his abiding love of nature.

Associated With

Alfred Hershey was another winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine for his research on DNA.

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