Seth K. Sharpless, III, PhD (1925-2017)

Affiliations: 
1969-1990 Psychology and Neuroscience University of Colorado, Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States 
Area:
Stimulation of brain reward centers, habituation in the mammalian brain, effects of drugs of abuse on the nervous system, denervation supersensitivity, sedative hypnotics
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Seth Kinman Sharpless, III (1925-2017), Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado, Boulder (1969-1990), passed on August 19, 2017 in his 92nd year.
Dr. Sharpless was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in the Pacific Theater during WWII. After the war’s end Dr. Sharpless served as a Japanese interpreter for the U.S. Military Government of Okinawa.
After leaving the Navy, Seth obtained his master’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Chicago with Professor Rudolf Carnap.
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Parents

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Rudolf Carnap grad student 1946-1950 Chicago
 (Obtained MA in Philsophy (www.philosophytree.org) & moved to McGill Institute of Neurology for PhD)
Donald Olding Hebb grad student 1950-1952 McGill
 (Dual PhD in Psychology & Philosophy)
Herbert Henri Jasper post-doc 1952-1956 McGill (Montreal Neuorological Institute)
 (see: Sharpless, S. & Jasper, H., Habituation of the Arousal Response. Brain, v. 79, 1956, pp. 655-680)

Children

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Mark H. Ellisman grad student CU Boulder
Joseph Goldfarb grad student 1967-1969 Albert Einstein School of Medicine
Lawrence J. Ryan grad student 1977-1981 CU Boulder
Barbara Sanders grad student 1977-1982 CU Boulder
Harvey Babkoff post-doc 1967-1969 Albert Einstein

Collaborators

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Helen S. Mahut collaborator 1950-1956 McGill
Ronald Melzack collaborator 1950-1956 McGill
Peter Milner collaborator 1950-1956 McGill
Brenda Milner collaborator 1950-1956 Montreal Neuorological Institute
James Olds collaborator 1950-1956 McGill
Patrick D. Wall collaborator 1956-1957 J. B. Pierce / Yale Medical School
Matthew J. Friedman collaborator 1957-1969 Albert Einstein
Jerome H. Jaffee collaborator 1957-1969 Albert Einstein
Murray Jarvik collaborator 1957-1969 Albert Einstein
Herbert H. Schaumberg collaborator 1957-1969 Albert Einstein
Herman Teitelbaum collaborator 1957-1969 Albert Einstein
Jim Barr collaborator 1969-1981 CU - Boulder
Gerald E. McClearn collaborator 1969-1981 CU - Boulder
Marvin W. Luttges collaborator 1969-1990 CU - Boulder
Kurt Schlesinger collaborator 1969-1990 CU - Boulder
Ronald J. MacGregor collaborator 1973-1990 CU - Boulder
 (Dr. MacGregor was in the CU-Boulder School of Electrical Engineering.)
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Ryan LJ, Barr JE, Sanders B, et al. (1979) Electrophysiological responses to ethanol, pentobarbital, and nicotine in mice genetically selected for differential sensitivity to ethanol. Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology. 93: 1035-52
Barr JE, Holmes DB, Ryan LJ, et al. (1979) Techniques for the chronic cannulation of the jugular vein in mice. Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior. 11: 115-8
Ryan LJ, Sharpless SK. (1979) Genetically determined spontaneous and pentylenetetrazol-induced brief spindle episodes in mice. Experimental Neurology. 66: 493-508
Sanders B, Sharpless SK. (1978) Dissociation between the anticonvulsant action of alcohol and its depressant action in mice of different genotypes. Life Sciences. 23: 2593-9
Sanders B, Sharpless SK, Collins AC, et al. (1978) Activating and anesthetic effects of general depressants. Psychopharmacology. 56: 185-9
Lieff BD, Sharpless SK, Schlesinger K. (1976) Inhibition of acoustic priming in mice. Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology. 90: 773-9
Macgregor RJ, Sharpless SK, Luttges MW. (1975) A pressure vessel model for nerve compression. Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 24: 299-304
Lieff BD, Permut A, Schlesinger K, et al. (1975) Developmental changes in auditory evoked potentials in the inferior colliculi of mice during periods of susceptibility to priming. Experimental Neurology. 46: 534-41
Sharpless SK. (1975) Supersensitivity-like phenomena in the central nervous system. Federation Proceedings. 34: 1990-7
MacGregor RJ, Sharpless SK. (1973) Repetitive discharge rate of a simple neuron model with accumulation of after-hyperpolarization conductance. Brain Research. 64: 387-90
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