Ronald Melzack

Psychologist, Academic

1929 –

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Who is Ronald Melzack?

Ronald Melzack, OC OQ FRSC is a Canadian psychologist and emeritus professor of psychology at McGill University. In 1965, he and Patrick David Wall revolutionized pain research by introducing the gate control theory of pain.

In 1968, Melzack published an extension of the gate control theory, in which he asserted that pain is subjective and multidimensional because several parts of the brain contribute to it at the same time. During the mid-1970s, he developed the McGill Pain Questionnaire and became a founding member of the International Association for the Study of Pain. He also became the founding editor of Wall & Melzack's Textbook of Pain

Melzack has received numerous honors including Prix du Qu├ębec, the Order of Canada, and the National Order of Quebec. In 2010, he won the Grawemeyer Award for his research on the science of pain.

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Born
Jul 19, 1929
Montreal
Nationality
  • Canada
Profession
Education
  • McGill University
Employment
  • McGill University
Lived in
  • Montreal

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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