Karl Spencer Lashley Award

The Karl Spencer Lashley Award was established in 1957 by a gift from Dr. Lashley, a member of the Society and a distinguished neuroscientist and neuropsychologist. The award is to be made in recognition of work on the integrative neuroscience of behavior. At the time of his death, he was Emeritus Research Professor of Neuropsychology at Harvard University and Emeritus Director of the Yerkes Laboratories of Primate Biology in Florida. Lashley's contemporaries considered his experimental work as daring and original. His entire scientific life was spent in the study of behavior and its neural basis, or as he phrased it: "the discovery of principles of nervous integration which are as yet completely unknown". His famous experiments on the brain mechanisms of learning, memory and intelligence helped inaugurate the modern era of integrative neuroscience.


Recipients

1983

Edward V. Evarts

 


1982

Herbert H. Jasper

 


1981

Eric R. Kandel

 


1980

Curt P. Richter

 


1979

Brenda Milner

 


1978

Victor Percy Whittaker

 


1977

Torsten Nils Wiesel and David Hunter Hubel

 


1976

Roger Wolcott Sperry

 


1975

Paul Weiss

 


1974

Vernon Benjamin Mountcastle

 


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