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Ramachandran, Dr V S

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Dr Vilayanur Subramanian Ramachandran (born 1951) 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 obtained an M.B.B.S. from the University of Madras in Chennai, India, and subsequently obtained a Ph.D. from Trinity College at the University of Cambridge. He then spent two years at Caltech, as a research fellow working with Jack Pettigrew. He was appointed Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of California, San Diego in 1983, and has been a full professor there since 1998.

Ramachandran has published over 180 papers in scientific journals. Twenty of these have appeared in Nature, while others have appeared in Science, Nature Neuroscience, Perception and Vision Research. He is a member of the editorial board of Medical Hypotheses and the editor of the Encyclopedia of the Human Brain (2002).

Ramachandran is the author of several books that have garnered widespread public interest. These include Phantoms In the Brain (1999) and The Tell-Tale Brain (2010).


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