Mort Mishkin Death – Dead: Mortimer Mishkin Obituary, Cause of Death

Mortimer Mishkin Death – Obituary: American neuropsychologist, and winner of the 2009 National Medal of Science awarded in Behavior and Social Science has passed away. Mort Mishkin died at the age of 94 years old on October 2, 2021.

Mort Mishkin was Born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts in December 1926, He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1946, and took a 1949 M.A. and 1951 Ph.D from McGill University under Donald O. Hebb. His Ph.D thesis was partly directed by surgeon and theorist Karl H. Pribram.

Earl K. Miller announces his death on his twitter page earlier today, he wrote; “I am sad to learn that Mort Mishkin passed away yesterday. I got to know and learned much from Mort during my postdoc at the Laboratory of Neuropsychology. Mort was a giant in the field. He will be missed.”

Mishkin won the National Medal of Science In 2010 for his five decades of work on the mechanisms of cognition and memory, and the discovery that the brain processes memories in two separate processes: cognitive memory dealing with events and fresh information, and behavioral memory related to skills and habits.

As of 2016 Mishkin is Chief of the Section on Cognitive Neuroscience, Laboratory of Neuropsychology, National Institute of Mental Health, chartered to explore neurobiological mechanisms of perception and memory.