Vilayanur Ramachandran

Vilayanur Ramachandran

Director of the Center for Brain and Cognition
Professor with the Psychology Department and the Neurosciences Program


Contact Information

9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0109
Office: 858-534-6240
Fax: 858-534-7190

Dr. Ramachandran's major areas of research are: cognitive neuroscience, behavioral neurology - the study of cognitive and perceptual deficits in human neurological patients, neural plasticity and "phantom limbs", stroke rehabilitation, human visual perception/cognition, and visual psychophysics.

Ramachandran, V. S., & Blakeslee, S. (1998). Phantoms in the Brain. William Morrow, N.Y.

Ramachandran, V. S., Clarke, P. H., & Whitteridge, D. (1977). Cells selective to binocular disparity in the cortex of newborn animals. Nature, 268, 333-335.

Ramachandran, V. S. (1988). Perception of depth from shading. Scientific American, 269, 76-83.

Ramachandran, V. S. (1989). Visual perception: A biological perspective. Presidential lecture, Annual Meeting of Society for Neuroscience. Also see "Visual Perception in People and Machines" in R. Bla

Ramachandran, V. S. & Gregory R. (1991). Perceptual filling in of artificially-induced scotomas in human vision. Nature, 350, 699-702.

Ramachandran, V. S. (1992). Blind spots. Scientific American, 266, 86-91.

Ramachandran, V. S. (1993). Behavioral and MEG correlates of neural plasticity in the adult human brain. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 90, 10413-10420.

Ramachandran, V. S. (1995). Illusions of body image in neurology: What they reveal of human nature. Decade of the Brain lecture given at the 25th annual (Silver Jubilee) meeting of the Society for Neu

Ramachandran, V. S. (1996). Synaesthesia in phantom limbs induced with mirrors. Proceedings of the Royal Society London, 263, 377-386.

Hirstein, W. & Ramachandran, V. S. (1996). Capgras syndrome: A novel probe for unraveling the mnemonic functions of the brain. In press. Proc. of the Royal Society of London, V264, 437-444.

Ramachandran, V. S. (1998). Perception of phantom limbs. (D. O. Hebb lecture). Invited review article. Brain (Sept. 1998).