VS Ramachandran is a world-leading neuroscientist, and currently the Director of the Center for Brain and Cognition at the University of California. VS is known for his wide-ranging experiments and theories in behavioural neurology, including the invention of the mirror box, which is now used to treat amputees with phantom limb pain.
In 2003 he gave the annual BBC Reith lectures and was the first physician to give the lectures since they were begun by Bertrand Russel in 1949. VS has also been awarded the Henry Dale Medal and elected to an honorary life membership by the Royal Institution of Great Britain. He has been profiled in the New Yorker and appeared on the Charlie Rose Show, and TIME magazine named him one the 100 most influential people in the world.
“The Marco Polo of neuroscience” Richard Dawkins