WASHINGTON — Jerome S. Bruner, who was born blind and, after having his sight restored, spent the rest of his life trying to understand how the human mind perceives the world, leading to influential advances in education and the development of the field of cognitive psychology, died June 5 at his home in New York City. He was 100.
He had an aortic aneurysm several months ago, said his son, Whitley, but the exact cause of death was not known.
In the 1950s, when Dr. Bruner was at Harvard University, he was a key figure in advancing the study of psychology beyond the behaviorist theories of B.F. Skinner, which held that people tended to act logically and in accordance with well-defined rewards and punishments.
The chairman of BBC Radio 4's comedy panel show I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue recently had surgery in an attempt to repair an aortic aneurysm.
aortic aneurysm 主動脈瘤
━━ n. 【医】動脈瘤(りゅう).
━━ n. （pl. ～s, a・or・tae ） 【解】大動脈.