Born on August 20, 1913, in Hartford, Connecticut, Robert W. Sperry went on to do trailblazing research looking at the hemispheres of the human brain. His work led to the understanding that the right and left brain hemispheres have a complimentary relationship and paved the way for new developments in cognitive neuroscience. Awarded the Nobel Prize in 1981, he died on April 17, 1994.
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