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The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details

Roger W. Sperry

Title: Board of Trustees Professor of Psychobiology
Affiliation:   California Institute of Technology
    Pasadena, California 91125 USA
Gender:   Male

Year Deceased:   1994
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Award Discipline:   Biological Sciences
Award Year:   1989
Citation:   "For his work on neurospecificity which showed how the intricate brain networks for behavior are effected through a system of chemical coding of individual cells, which has made fundamental contributions to the understanding of human nature."
    Presented to Dr. Sperry's son, Mr. Glen Sperry, by President Bush at a White House Ceremony on October 18, 1989.
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Nobel Laureate:   Physiology or Medicine, 1981

 

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