V.S. Ramachandran

V.S. Ramachandran

Director, Center for Brain and Cognition, University of California, San Diego

March 1, 2016 — 4:10 PM
Alumni Hall, Toll Room — Berkeley Campus

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About the Lecture There are two questions pertaining to the self – the metaphysical and empirical that are often confounded. The latter is best approached through neurology -as Professor Ramachandran will illustrate with several examples About V.S. Ramachandran V.S. Ramachandran is … Continued

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About the Lecture

There are two questions pertaining to the self – the metaphysical and empirical that are often confounded. The latter is best approached through neurology -as Professor Ramachandran will illustrate with several examples

About V.S. Ramachandran

V.S. Ramachandran is recognized for his work in neurology and perceptual psychology.  He serves as Director of the Center for Brain and Cognition, and as a Distinguished Professor at the University of California, San Diego, and Adjunct Professor of Biology at the Salk Institute. Neurology has a venerable tradition stretching back more than a century, but, with a few notable exceptions, has been largely a descriptive science. Ramachandran’s approach has been to re-visit some classic syndromes; bring them from the clinic to the lab, spell  out their broader significance, and devise new treatments when possible. Examples include phantom limbs, synesthesia, and xenomelia.


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