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Richard Held M’48

Richard Held M’48, a pioneering brain scientist at MIT, died Nov. 22, 2016, in Northampton, Mass. He was 94.

According to his MIT memorial, “As a faculty member and researcher at three institutions of higher education—Brandeis University, MIT, and the New England College of Optometry—Held pursued a lifelong interest in research on how the visual system develops and adapts, following the advice of Gestalt psychology founder and personal mentor Wolfgang Köhler to ‘make discoveries.’”

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