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The article is dedicated to the memory of Professor Alfredo Ardila (1946-2021), Doctor of Psychology, Distinguished Professor at the Albizu University (USA, Miami), Past President of the Latin American Association of Neuropsychology, Member of the Council of the International Neuropsychological Society (USA, Miami) and the Editorial Board of the International Journal Lurian Journal, student and the successor of the glorious traditions of the Lurian neuropsychological school. The author shares her personal memories of co-education at the Faculty of Psychology of Lomonosov Moscow State University in the mid-1970s, as well as scientific cooperation and friendship, which lasted until the end of Alfredo’s life.

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Bella S. Kotik-Friedgut

D. Yellin Academic College of Education

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Sc.Dr., is Professor and a member of an Academic Council

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