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Joaquín Luco Valenzuela (1913- 2002)


He was a renowned Chilean scientist and physician. He specialized in Neurophysiology. He obtained his university degrees at Universidad Católica and Harvard University. In 1939, he was appointed Director of School of Medicine, Universidad Católica for his work in the field of Neurophysiology. At this university he also taught Physiology and Pharmacology. In 1950, he began his Neurophysiology course.
In Chile, his greatest scientific contribution was in the field of Neuroscience. He also studied the neurophysiological processes that govern memory. In August 1955, he was awarded the distinction Doctor Honoris Causa by Universidad Católica de Chile. In 1975, he was awarded the Premio Nacional de Ciencias (National Award for Science) for his work as an experimental neurophysiologist.

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