Teuber, Hans-Lukas (1916–1977)
Education and Training
As an undergraduate from 1935 to 1939, Teuber studied the philosophy of science, biology, comparative anatomy, and embryology at the University of Basle in Switzerland. There, he was influenced by Hans Spemann’s notion that brain function could be approached using the concepts and methods of experimental embryology. He was part of an interdisciplinary group of young scholars attempting to bridge the gap between the biological and social sciences. Although awarded the Charles W. Holtzer Fellowship in 1939 to study at Harvard University, World War II delayed his matriculation until 1941. He was at Harvard almost continuously until 1947, excluding a 2-year stint in the US Naval Reserve. This was a pivotal “interruption” in his formal education as he was stationed at the San Diego Naval Hospital where he collaborated with Morris Bender, studying veterans with acute brain injuries. Returning to Harvard in 1946, he completed a dissertation in social psychology under...
References and Readings
- Parlee, M. B. (2002). Hans-Lukas Teuber: Envisioning neuropsychology. In A. Y. Stringer, E. L. Cooley, & A.-L. Christensen (Eds.), Pathways to prominence in neuropsychology: Reflections of twentieth-century pioneers (pp. 77–98). New York: Psychology Press.Google Scholar
- Semmes, J., Weinstein, S., Ghent, L., & Teuber, H.-L. (1960). Somatosensory changes after penetrating brain wounds in man. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.Google Scholar
- Teuber, H.-L. (1960). Perception. In J. Field, H. W. Magain, & V. E. Hall (Eds.), Handbook of physiology, neurophysiology (Vol. 3, pp. 1595–1688). Washington, DC: American Physiological Society.Google Scholar
- Teuber, H.-L. (1975). Effects of focal brain injury on human behavior. In D. B. Tower (Ed.), The nervous system, The clinical neurosciences (Vol. 2, pp. 457–480). New York: Raven Press.Google Scholar