Hubel, David H. papers, 1953-2005 (inclusive), 1966-1991 (bulk). H MS c253

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Hubel, David H. papers, 1953-2005 (inclusive), 1966-1991 (bulk). H MS c253


David Hunter Hubel, born 1926, John Franklin Enders University Professor of Neurobiology, Emeritus and Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine (1981), is a researcher and professor at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. Hubel was co-recipient of the Nobel prize with Torsten N. Wiesel in recognition of their discoveries concerning information processing in the visual system, which led to treatments for several forms of blindness in children. Hubel began his career at Harvard Medical School in 1959 as an Associate in Neurophysiology and Neuropharmacology, serving briefly as chairman of the Department of Physiology before returning to full time teaching and research on the visual systems of monkeys and cats. Hubel is past president of the Society for Neuroscience, and a former member of the Society of Fellows, Harvard University, a position he held from 1971 to 1996.
Contains raw research data, primarily photographs and negatives, notes and some protocols resulting from David H. Hubel’s research into information processing in the visual systems of the brain. The collection also includes: illustrations and figures created by Hubel to record and illustrate findings for publications and meetings; travel records and correspondence associated with Hubel’s professional activities; grants management files; Harvard Medical School records; equipment brochures and manuals; and extensive topical and correspondence files resulting from his leadership roles in the Society for Neuroscience.

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Evolution of ideas on the primary visual cortex
In 1981, Harvard researchers David H. Hubel and Torsten N. Wiesel shared the Nobel Prize in Medicine with Roger W. Sperry of Caltech for their discoveries relating to information processing in visual systems. Dr. Hubel's Nobel lecture describing his…
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