Roger W. Sperry’s Published Works on Neurospecificity

Neurospecificity  refers to neurons being hard-wired for specific functions; Sperry studied neurospecificity between 1950 and 1975.

All xx.5 articles are linked to the entry of the article for which they are a reprint. Please note that these articles are intended for individual scholarly use and all articles are under copy write to journal in which it was published.


Top! 1950
39 Sperry, R. W. (1950) Neuronal specificity. In: P. Weiss (Ed.), Genetic Neurology. Chicago:University of Chicago Press.
40 Miner, N. and Sperry, R. W. (1950) Observations on the genesis of cutaneous local sign. Anat. Rec. 106,  317 (Film abstr.).
Top! 1951
41 Sperry, R. W. (1951) Myotypic specificity in teleost motoneurons. Bio.Abs.25(3), 2968
42 Sperry, R. W. (1951) Developmental patterning of neural circuits. Chicago Med. School Quart. 12, 66-73.
43 Sperry, R. W. (1951) Mechanisms of neural maturation. In: S. S. Stevens (Ed.), Handbook of Experimental  Psychology. New York: Wiley.
44 Sperry, R. W. (1951) Regulative factors in the orderly growth of neural circuits. Growth Symp. 10, 63-87.
Top! 1952
45 Sperry, R. W. (1952) Regulative factors in the orderly growth of neural circuits. Bio. Abs. 26(2) 1962.
Top! 1956
56 Myers, R. E. and Sperry, R. W. (1956) Contralateral mnemonic effects with ipsilateral sensory inflow. Fed.  Proc. 15, 134 (Abstr.).
57 Sperry, R. W. (1956) Experiments on perceptual integration in animals. Psych. Res. Reports 6, 151-160.
Top! 1958
72 Sperry, R. W. (1958) Physiological plasticity and brain circuit theory. In: H. F. Harlow and C. N. Woolsey  (Eds.), Biological and Biochemical Bases of Behavior, pp. 401-421. Madison: University of Wisconsin  Press.
Top! 1962
94 Sperry, R. W. (1962) Problems of molecular coding. In: E. 0. Schmitt (Ed.), Macro-molecular Specificity and  Biological Memory, pp. 70-72. Cambridge: M.I.T. Press.
Top! 1965
116 Sperry, R. W. (1965) Impulse specificity vs. connection specificity: Selective communication in nerve nets.  Supplementary Statements. Neurosciences 3(5), 37-43.
Top! 1968
136 Sperry, R. W. (1968) Plasticity of neural maturation. In: M. Locke (Ed.), Proc. 27th Symp. Soc. Devel. Biol.,  pp. 307-327. New York: Academic Press.
Top! 1975
187 Scott, M. Y. and Sperry, R. W. (1975) Tests for left-right chemospecificity in frog cutaneous nerve. Brain,  Behav. Evol. 11, 60-72.