Luria, Alexander Romanovich (ŭlˌyĭksänˈdər rōmänˈəvyĭchˌ lŏrˈēä) [key], 1902–77, Soviet psychologist. Luria made advances in many areas, including cognitive psychology, the processes of learning and forgetting, and mental retardation. One of Luria's most important studies charted the way in which damage to specific areas of the brain affect behavior. His writings have been edited by M. Cole and S. Cole, The Making of Mind (tr. 1979).
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