May 01 2012

Time: UCSD Researcher VS Ramachandran, "The House of Neuroscience"

VS Ramachandran approaches problems in neuroscience like a film noir detective: he is a puzzle master and he does not always rely on high tech equipment. His fame rests in his ability to find physiological reasons for what have previously been considered purely psychological problems.  These finding have largely expanded our understanding of how the brain works.

His work is highly influential; his methods fascinating; his style entertaining.