| Share
 

David Hunter Hubel

Hubel, David Hunter (hyōˈbəl) [key], 1926–, American neurobiologist, b. Ont., Canada. In 1958, Hubel joined Torsten Wiesel at Johns Hopkins, and the two relocated to Harvard in 1959. Their most famous studies were in the area of visual perception, with particular emphasis on the nerve impulses mediating between the retina and the brain. They observed that various nerve cells were responsible for different types of visual stimuli. In 1981, Hubel and Wiesel received a Nobel prize for their research in neurophysiology.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on David Hunter Hubel from Infoplease:

  • Torsten Nils Wiesel - Wiesel, Torsten Nils Wiesel, Torsten Nils, 1924–, Swedish neurobiologist, b. Uppsala, Sweden. ...

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Medicine: Biographies

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring
 
Warning: include(Mobile_Detect.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /site/html/template/www.infoplease.com/trailer.php on line 412 Warning: include(): Failed opening 'Mobile_Detect.php' for inclusion (include_path='/site/lib/vendor/pear-pear.php.net/Mail:/site/lib/vendor/pear-pear.php.net/Net_Socket:/site/lib/vendor/pear-pear.php.net/Net_SMTP:.:/site/lib:/site/vendor:/usr/share/pear:/usr/share/php:/site/html') in /site/html/template/www.infoplease.com/trailer.php on line 412