David Huble moved to the US from Canada, and

David Huble was born on February 27th, 1926 in Windsor, Ontario. At the age of three his family moved to Montreal where his father worked as a chemical engineer. This would help to develop Huble’s interest in science and chemistry from a young age. From the time he was six to eighteen he attended “Strathcona Academy” in Outremont, Quebec. He would later thank his school and “excellent” teachers there. Stating he owed much to “Julia Bradshaw, a dedicated, vivacious history teacher with a memorable Irish temper, who awakened me to the possibility of learning how to write readable English.” After graduating from “Strathcona Academy”. Huble would attend “McGill University” for math and physics before joining the medical school there. In 1954 Huble moved to the US from Canada, and began working at the “Johns Hopkins School of Medicine” as an assistant in Neurology. Hubel was drafted by the army and served at the ” Walter Reed Army Institute of Research” (WRAIR). There, he began working with cats and testing the “primary visual cortex of sleeping and awake cats.” At WRAIR, he invented the modern “metal microelectrode”, as well as the “modern hydraulic microdrive”. In 1958, he moved to Johns Hopkins and began working with Torstein Wiesel. Together, Huble and Wiesel discovered orientation selectivity and columnar organization in the visual cortex. One year later, he began working at Harvard University. In 1981, Hubel became a founding member of the “World Cultural Council.” An international organization whose goals are to promote cultural values, goodwill and philanthropy among individuals. From 1988 to 1989 he was the president of the Society for Neuroscience. Hubel and Wiesel experiments greatly expanded our scientific knowledge of sensory processing. Their partnership lasted over twenty years and became known as one of the most prominent research pairings in science. Hubel and Wiesel would win a nobel prize for their work within the field of sensory processing. Their work would help to pave the way for more modern understandings of how our senses work, and how they interact together. Unfortunately, Hubel died at the age of 87 in Lincoln, Massachusetts from kidney failure on September 22, 2013.

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