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

EL hemetis at lilac.ocn.ne.jp
Sun Feb 4 22:22:16 EST 2001


In article <3a7c648a_2 at news3.calweb.com>,
jmprice at calweb.com wrote:
> 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.
>
> --
> John M. Price, PhD
> Life: Chemistry, but with feeling!
--
[EL]
Hah. :)
What "branch" of chemistry did you say that you earned that Ph.D. in?
Embarrassment, or was it deep embarrassment?
Pay attention to the meanings of the words sir.
Scientists do work on frogs and mice to conclude for humans before
attempting to verify.
You are talking about a Nobel Laureate here not one of your students.
How do you think did he arrive at the functional specialization of the
cerebral hemispheres, if he did not work on every animal he could get
his hands on?
I can imagine him using monkeys as well, ethically intact or not, but
he must have done more than you can imagine to reach his findings.
Regards.
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