David Hunter Hubel

February 27th

  • Canadian-born American neurobiologist, who was a corecipient (with Torsten Nils Wiesel and Roger Wolcott Sperry) of the 1981 Nobel Prize.
  • For Physiology or Medicine for mapping the path of nerve impulses from the eye to various centres of the brain.
  • Their studies were in the area of visual perception, with particular emphasis on the nerve impulses mediating between the retina and the brain.

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