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Brain and Visual PerceptionThe Story of a 25-year Collaboration$
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Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195176186

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176186.001.0001

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The Group at Hopkins

The Group at Hopkins

(p.41) Chapter 4 The Group at Hopkins
Brain and Visual Perception

David H. Hubel

Oxford University Press

The importance in science of mentors or role models can hardly be exaggerated. For Hubel and Wiesel, Steve Kuffler played a crucial role in terms of day-to-day importance, and this role was sustained over thirty years. The Hopkins group was broad. Hubel, Wiesel, and Kuffler represented central nervous physiology. Ed Furshpan, David Potter, and Kuffler represented synaptic physiology, and Ed Kravitz represented neurochemistry. Johns Hopkins was informal and friendly, contrasting strongly with the rather pompous prevailing atmosphere at Harvard. This may have been because the medical school and hospital were close to each other, geographically and spiritually, at Hopkins.

Keywords:   Johns Hopkins, Steve Kuffler, neurochemistry, David Potter, Kravitz, Furshpan

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