George Wald
Country United States
Category Medicine
Year 1967

George Wald, 1906 - 1997, Year won 1967, deciphered the chemical processes of vision.

George Wald was born in 1906 in New-York.

He received the 1967 Nobel prize in physiology or medicine for his research on the pigments of the retina, that change their spatial form when exposed to light, thus triggering a receptor, which sends a nerve signal to the brain.

This research, together with his studies on the color receptors, gave us deep insight into the way we see.

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