Roger Sperry's Nobel Prize (was "impact of telepathy")

John M Price PhD jmprice at calweb.com
Sat Feb 3 15:05:30 EST 2001


In sci.psychology.theory article <Uj3e6.86831$ft6.2255212 at typhoon.mw.mediaone.net> Richard Norman <rsnorman at mediaone.net> wrote:

: "John M Price PhD" <jmprice at calweb.com> wrote in message
: news:3a788f2e_1 at news3.calweb.com...

:> In sci.psychology.theory article
: <LAJd6.83754$ft6.1969570 at typhoon.mw.mediaone.net> Richard Norman
: <rsnorman at mediaone.net> wrote:

:       <snip a lot of irrelevant stuff about telepathy>

:>>  I remember Roger Sperry (Nobelist for, among other things,
:>> split-brain studies) saying that ...

:>
:> Nope.  The Nobel was for the chemical communication stuff deriving from
:> his work on the frog visual system.

: According to the official web site of the Nobel Foundation
:     http://www.nobel.se/medicine/laureates/index.html
: Roger Sperry won the Nobel Prize in 1981 "for his discoveries
: concerning the functional specialization of the cerebral hemispheres"

Wow.  I should get a refund from a certain high ranking prof for a class
where he mentioned just this prize, and incorrectly.

Or I could be misremembering the seminar.

Thanks.

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