Teuber, Hans-Lukas 1916-1977Variant names
Hans-Lukas Teuber was born August 7, 1916 in Berlin, Germany. He attended the College Francais in Berlin for eight years, graduating in 1934 with a baccalaureat. While attending the University of Basle, Teuber became interested in philosophy, particulary the philosophy of science. He received laboratory training in the sciences including biology and zoology, comparative anatomy, and embryology -- all of which were based on Teuber's early interest in the comparative study of behavior.
Neuropsychology became Teuber's main focus and a two-year period in the United States Navy beginning in 1944, influenced Teuber in the direction of this field. There Teuber helped establish a laboratory in the Naval Hospital where he and Dr. M. B. Bender studied men with acute battle injuries of the nervous system.
Teuber completed his Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard University in 1947. Following his graduation from Harvard, Teuber went to the New York University College of Medicine, where he built a small laboratory to continue his study in the effects of penetrating brain injuries.
In 1960, Teuber moved to M.I.T where he had been made head of the psychology department. He re-established his laboratory there and continued a successful 30-year career lecturing and servin on numerous committees and study groups.
Tueber died on January 4, 1977 while swimming in the British Virgin Islands.
From the guide to the Hans Lukas Teuber papers, 1949-1994, 1951-1978, (Center for the History of Psychology)
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