V. S. Ramachandran
Director, Center for Brain and Cognition
University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
MD; PhD, University of Cambridge. With the University of California, San diego (UCSD): Director, Center for Brain and Cognition; Distinguished Professor, Psychology Department and Neurosciences Program. Adjunct Professor of Biology, Salk Institute. Recognised for work in behavioural neurology. Published over 180 papers in scientific journals. Author: Phantoms in the Brain; The Tell Tale Brain. Recipient of awards, including: Henry Dale Medal (2005); Presidential Lecture Award, American Academy of Neurology; Ramon Y Cajal Award, International Neuropsychiatry Society; Ariens-Kappers Medal, Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences; Padma Bhushan, India; named one the 100 most influential people in the world, TIME; named one of the 100 most prominent people to watch in the next century, Newsweek.