August 8, 2013

Vilayanur S. Ramachandran - Illusions, delusions and the brain (Gifford Lectures)

Vilayanur Subramanian Ramachandran (born 1951) is a neuroscientist known for his work in the fields of behavioral neurology and visual psychophysics. He is the Director of the Center for Brain and Cognition, and is currently a Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Neurosciences Graduate Program at the University of California, San Diego.

Ramachandran is noted for his use of experimental methods that rely relatively little on complex technologies such as neuroimaging. Despite the apparent simplicity of his approach, Ramachandran has generated many new ideas about the brain. He has been called "The Marco Polo of neuroscience" by Richard Dawkins and "the modern Paul Broca" by Eric Kandel.
Video Title: Illusions, delusions and the brain. Source: universityofglasgow. Date Published: April 25, 2013. Description:
This lecture by Prof. V.S. Ramachandran (University of California, San Diego) will focus on body image and mind body interactions.

This year's prestigious University of Glasgow Gifford Lecture Series will feature three talks from V.S. Ramachandran, the Director of the Centre for Brain and Cognition and Distinguished Professor with the Psychology Department and Neurosciences Program at the University of California.
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