Shepherd Ivory Franz: His contributions to neuropsychology and rehabilitation

  title={Shepherd Ivory Franz: His contributions to neuropsychology and rehabilitation},
  author={Victor A. Colotla and Paul Bach-y-Rita},
  journal={Cognitive, Affective, \& Behavioral Neuroscience},
Shepherd I. Franz was an important figure in psychology of the last century, and historians of psychology have given recognition to much of his work. However, his experimental work with animals and his pioneer investigations in experimental and clinical neuropsychology have been largely ignored. This article reviews his conceptual, assessment, and treatment contributions, including (1) his pioneering work on the use of learned behavior as a baseline for the study of cerebral ablations, (2) his… 

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