(1916–77). German–American psychologist, born in Berlin, who studied in the University of Basel until 1941, when he emigrated to the United States. He took his doctorate at Harvard in the field of social psychology but his interests thereafter deviated to neuropsychology, in which his reputation became firmly established. He was a full professor at Bellvue Medical Center, 1947–51, and thereafter head of the department of psychology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, until his untimely death by drowning.
From The Oxford Companion to the Mind in Oxford Reference.