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Encyclopedia > Vilayanur S. Ramachandran
Dr. Vilayanur Ramachandran on an episode of PBS's NOVA Television program.
Dr. Vilayanur Ramachandran on an episode of PBS's NOVA Television program.

Vilayanur S. Ramachandran is the director of the Center for Brain and Cognition. He is also a professor of psychology and neuroscience, at the University of California, San Diego. In addition, he is a professor of biology at the Salk Institute. He has a medical degree from the Stanley Medical College, and a Ph.D. from Trinity College, Cambridge. He is a scientific advisor to the Beckley Foundation, a drug policy and research initiative. Image File history File links A screenshot of Ramachandran in an episode of PBSs NOVA Television Series titled Secrets Of The Mind. ... Image File history File links A screenshot of Ramachandran in an episode of PBSs NOVA Television Series titled Secrets Of The Mind. ... PBS re-directs here; for alternate uses see PBS (disambiguation) PBS logo The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States. ... The meaning of the word professor (Latin: one who claims publicly to be an expert) varies. ... Psychology (Gk: psyche, soul or mind + logos, speech) is an academic and applied field involving the study of the mind, brain, and behavior, both human and nonhuman. ... Neuroscience is a field of study that deals with the structure, function, development, genetics, biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, and pathology of the nervous system, consisting of the myriad nerve pathways running throughout the body. ... The University of California, San Diego (popularly known as UCSD) is a public, coeducational university located in La Jolla, California. ... Biology is the branch of science dealing with the study of life. ... Salk Institute Salk Institute The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is an independent non-profit educational research organization in La Jolla, California. ... The Medicinæ Doctor or Doctor of Medicine (M.D. or D.M.) is a doctorate level degree held by medical doctors. ... Stanley Medical College (SMC) is a prominent Government Medical College and Hospitals situated in Chennai, India. ... Doctor of Philosophy, or Ph. ... Full name The College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity Motto Virtus vera nobilitas Virtue is true Nobility Named after The Holy Trinity Previous names Kings Hall and Michaelhouse (until merged in 1546) Established 1546 Sister College(s) Christ Church Master The Lord Rees of Ludlow Location Trinity Street...

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Mass media

The mass media has given Ramachandran some attention. He has appeared on both Channel Four and PBS documentaries. He has also been featured by the BBC and Newsweek, which considers him one of the "hundred most prominent people to watch in the next century". More recently, he gave the 2003 Reith Lectures, entitled the Emerging Mind. Template:ProfPsy Mass media is a term used to denote, as a class, that section of the media specifically conceived and designed to reach a very large audience (typically at least as large as the whole population of a nation state). ... Channel 4 is a television broadcaster in the United Kingdom (see British television). ... PBS re-directs here; for alternate uses see PBS (disambiguation) PBS logo The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world. ... The Newsweek logo Newsweek is a weekly news magazine published in New York City and distributed throughout the United States and internationally. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Reith Lectures are a series of annual radio lectures given by leading figures of the day, and broadcast by the BBC. They were begun in 1948, in honour of the first Director-General of the BBC, John Reith. ...


Writings by Ramachandran

  • A Brief Tour of Human Consciousness : From Impostor Poodles to Purple Numbers, 2005, ISBN 0131872788
  • Phantoms in the Brain : Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind, coauthor Sandra Blakeslee, 1998, ISBN 0688172172
  • The Encyclopedia of Human Behaviour (editor-in-chief)
  • The Emerging Mind, 2003, ISBN 1861973039

See also

This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Oliver Sacks Oliver Wolf Sacks (born July 9, 1933, London) is a neurologist who has written popular books about his patients. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Neuropathy is a disease of the peripheral nervous system. ...

External links

  • Vilayanur S. Ramachandran (official webpage)
  • All in the Mind interview
  • Interview with Australian Financial Review 10 June 2005
  • Reith Lectures 2003 The Emerging Mind by Ramachandran

 
 

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