V.S. Ramachandran (1951 - ) is an Indian-American neuroscientist known for his pioneering work in the field of neuroscience, particularly in the areas of perception, cognition, and behaviour. He was born on August 10, 1951, in Tamil Nadu, India.
Ramachandran's research has explored a wide range of topics, including phantom limb syndrome, synesthesia, and disorders of perception and consciousness. He is known for his innovative approaches to understanding the brain and its functions, often using a combination of neurological observations, experiments, and theories.
His work has garnered numerous awards and honours, including the Henry Dale Medal from the Royal Institution of Great Britain and the Padma Bhushan, one of India's highest civilian awards. Ramachandran's research has not only advanced our understanding of the human brain but has also contributed to the development of novel therapies and treatments for neurological conditions.