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Heinrich Kluver (May 25, 1897 - February 8, 1979) was a German-American psychologist born in Holstein, Germany.

He was a notable figure in the fields of animal behavior and Gestalt psychology, largely credited with introducing the latter to the United States in the early twentieth century.

After having served in the Imperial Germany Army during World War I, he studied at both the University of Hamburg and the University of Berlin from 1920-23. In the latter year, he arrived in the United States to attend Stanford University. He received his Ph.D. in physiological psychology from Stanford University. In 1927 he married Cessa Feyerabend and settled in the United States permanently, becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1934.

He collaborated most often and fruitfully with Paul Bucy and made various contributions to neuroanatomy throughout his career.They worked together on identifying the Kluver-Bucy syndrome.

His expositions of and experiments with mescaline were also groundbreaking at the time.

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