Karl H. Pribram

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Karl H. Pribram
Karl Pribram Kepler Museum Prague s.jpg
Karl Pribram in Kepler Museum, Prague, 2010.
Born(1919-02-25)February 25, 1919
DiedJanuary 19, 2015(2015-01-19) (aged 95)
Alma materUniversity of Chicago (B.S., 1938)
University of Chicago (M.D., 1941)
Known forHolonomic brain theory
Spouse(s)Katherine Neville
Scientific career
FieldsNeuroscience
InfluencesSir Charles Sherrington, Karl Lashley, Dennis Gabor

Karl H. Pribram (/ˈprbræm/; German: [ˈpʀiːbram]; February 25, 1919 – January 19, 2015) was an Austrian-born American neuroscientist and educator. He taught at Georgetown University, Yale University, Stanford University, and Radford University. He also did a lot of work on the meaning of the limbic system, the relationship of the frontal cortex to the limbic system, cortex discoveries of the parietal and temporal lobes, and the classical motor cortex of the human brain.[1]

Pribram was born in Vienna to a Jewish Czechoslovakian father and an Indonesian mother. He attended school in Gstaad, Switzerland and in Indiana, United States. He was married and had five children.

Pribram died from cancer on January 19, 2015 in Virginia. He was 95.[2]

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  1. Pribram, Karl H. 1969. Brain and behaviour. Hammondsworth: Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-080521-4
  2. "Karl Pribram 1919-2015". karlpribram.com. Retrieved February 2, 2015.

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