Roger Wolcott Sperry


Date of Birth&Death

Born: August 20, 1913

Death: April 17,1994 (age 80)

Contribution to Psychology

Roger is known for split-brain research, which is the study of the left and right brain. The left side of the brain is normally specialized in taking care of the logical, factual, analytical and verbal tasks. The left side speak much better than the right side while the right half takes care of the space perception, tasks and music, creativity and emotions for example.