Neuroscientist Aryeh Routtenberg Dies at 76

EVANSTON, Ill. — Aryeh Routtenberg, a longtime professor of psychology and neurobiology in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University, died Feb. 27 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He was 76.  Routtenberg, who studied the molecular basis of memory, also was professor of physiology at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He began his career at Northwestern in 1965. He rose through the ranks and remained at the University his entire 50-year career. Early in his career, Routtenberg published a pair of influential, ground-breaking papers in Psychology Review. These papers demonstrated, early on, in the formation of the new field called neuroscience, that comprehensive theories of memory could promote substantial progress in the field. Routtenberg’s research interests included learning and neural plasticity, and much of his work was devoted to…


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