Ron Melzack, of Melzack & Wall, of the gate control theory, is officially a superstar…..
Ronald Melzack has won the 2010 Grawemeyer Awards for Psychology for his work on explaining pain. With Patrick Wall, he proposed the ‘gate control’ theory of pain suggesting that people feel pain in their brain which led to further research and changed our view of how pain is experienced. He also looked at phantom limb pain, and the perception of body and self.
‘His work produced a major change in how scientists and physicians think about pain and made psychology an integral part of pain research and therapy’
Woody Petry, Univeristy of Louisville Psychological and Brain Sciences Professor,
from the Grawemeyer Awards