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Eliot Stellar (November 1, 1919 — October 12, 1993) was an American a physiological psychologist noted for his research of the physiological processes of the brain and how they affect motivation and behavior. [1] [2] [3] The National Academy of Sciences called him "one of the founders of ... behavioral neuroscience".[2] Stellar was a provost at the University of Pennsylvania,[3][1] a member of the National Academy of Sciences[3][2] and the president of the Academy's the Human Rights Committee,[3] president of the Eastern Psychological Association,[3] president of the American Philosophical Society,[3][1] a recipient of the Warren Medal of the Society of Experimental Physiologists[3] and of the American Psychological Foundation's Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement.[3]

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  • November 1, 1919: born in Boston, Massachusetts[3]
  • 1993 dies of cancer at the University Medical Center in Philadelphia



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