Karl H. Pribram

Scientist, Physician

1919 –

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Who is Karl H. Pribram?

Karl H. Pribram is a professor at Georgetown University, in the United States, and an emeritus professor of psychology and psychiatry at Stanford University and distinguished professor at Radford University. Board-certified as a neurosurgeon, Pribram did pioneering work on the definition of the limbic system, the relationship of the frontal cortex to the limbic system, the sensory-specific "association" cortex of the parietal and temporal lobes, and the classical motor cortex of the human brain. He worked with Karl Lashley at the Yerkes Primate Center of which he was to become director later. He was professor at Yale University for ten years and at Stanford University for thirty years.

To the general public, Pribram is best known for his development of the holonomic brain model of cognitive function and his contribution to ongoing neurological research into memory, emotion, motivation and consciousness. He is married to American best selling author Katherine Neville.

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Feb 25, 1919
Also known as
  • Karl Pribram
  • Karl H Pribram
  • United States of America
  • Austria
  • University of Chicago
  • Georgetown University
  • Stanford University
  • George Mason University
Lived in
  • Vienna

on July 23, 2013


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