Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

Neuroscientist, Academic

1951 –

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Who is Vilayanur S. Ramachandran?

Vilayanur Subramanian Ramachandran is a neuroscientist known primarily for his work in the fields of behavioral neurology and visual psychophysics. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Graduate Program in Neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego. Ramachandran is also Director of the Center for Brain and Cognition affiliated with the UC San Diego Department of Psychology.

Ramachandran is noted for his use of experimental methods that make relatively little use of complex technologies such as neuroimaging. Despite the apparent simplicity of his approach, he has generated many new ideas about the brain. Ramachandran is the author of several books that have garnered widespread public interest. These include Phantoms In the Brain and The Tell-Tale Brain.

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Born
1951
Tamil Nadu
Also known as
  • Vilayanur Ramachandran
  • V.S. Ramachandran
Religion
  • Agnosticism
  • Hinduism
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • India
Profession
Education
  • University of Cambridge
  • Trinity College, Cambridge
  • Stanley Medical College
Employment
  • University of California, San Diego
Lived in
  • San Diego

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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