Sandra Witelson

Medicine

Neuroscience, biological basis for cognition in male and femal brains

"We held Einstein's brain in our hands and realized that this is the organ that was responsible for changing our perceptions of the universe, and we were in awe."

Birthplace
Montreal, Quebec

Residence
Hamilton, Ontario

Family Members

    Favorite Music
    Opera, Verdi's La Traviata

    Title
    Professor and Albert Einstein/Irving Zucker Chair in Neuroscience

    Office
    Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University

    Status
    Working

    Degrees
    • BSc McGill University
    • MSc McGill University
    • PhD McGill University

    Awards
    • Morton Prince Award of the American Psychopathological Association 1976
    • The John Dewan Award, awarded by the Ontario Mental Health Foundation 1978
    • The Clarke Institute of Psychiatry Research Fund Award 1978
    • Fellow, Canadian Psychological Association 1980
    • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science 1987
    • Fellow, Royal Society of Canada (Academy of Science)1996
    • Fellow, Royal Society of Canada 1996
    • Elected member, The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, NYC 1998
    • Inducted into the City of Hamilton Gallery of Distinction 2007

    Mentor

    Donald Hebb, McGill professor who was an experimentalist as well as a theorist. Taught her to speculate clearly and creatively.


    Last Updated
    December 10, 2011

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