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List of Famous Neuroscientists

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List of famous neuroscientists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top neuroscientists in the world? This includes the most prominent neuroscientists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable neuroscientists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic neuroscientists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned neuroscientists.

Items here include everything from Sam Harris to Aafia Siddiqui.

From reputable, prominent, and well known neuroscientists to the lesser known neuroscientists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the neuroscientist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous neuroscientists ever?" and "What are the names of famous neuroscientists?" then you're in the right place. (67 items)

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    Samuel B. "Sam" Harris is an American author, philosopher, neuroscientist, and the co-founder and chief executive of Project Reason, a non-profit that promotes science and secularism. He is the author of The End of Faith, which was published in 2004 and appeared on The New York Times Best Seller list ...more

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    • Age: age 48
    • Birthplace: United States of America
    • Profession: Neuroscientist, Author, Science writer, Writer, Philosopher
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    Gregory Berns is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Neuroscientists
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    Distinguished Chair of Neuroeconomics at Emory University.more

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    • Birthplace: United States of America
    • Profession: Psychiatrist, Professor, Psychologist, Scientist, Neuroscientist, + more
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    Robert Sapolsky is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Neuroscientists
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    Robert Maurice Sapolsky is an American neuroendocrinologist, professor of biology, neuroscience, and neurosurgery at Stanford University, researcher and author. He is currently a Professor of Biological Sciences, and Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences and, by courtesy, Neurosurgery, at ...more

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    • Age: age 58
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Biologist, Professor, Neuroendocrinologist, Scientist, Neuroscientist, + more
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    Antonio Damasio is a Portuguese-American neuroscientist/neurobiologist. He is a University Professor and David Dornsife Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Southern California, an Adjunct Professor at the Salk Institute, and the author of several books describing his scientific thinking. "As ...more

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    • Age: 71
    • Birthplace: Europe, Lisbon District, Grande Lisboa, Portugal, Southern Europe, + more
    • Profession: Professor, Neuroscientist, Author, Science writer
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    Eric Richard Kandel is an American neuropsychiatrist. He was a recipient of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his research on the physiological basis of memory storage in neurons. He shared the prize with Arvid Carlsson and Paul Greengard. Kandel, who had studied psychoanalysis, wanted ...more

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    • Age: age 86
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
    • Profession: Psychiatrist, Professor, Neuroscientist
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    David Eagleman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Neuroscientists
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    David Eagleman is an American neuroscientist and writer at Baylor College of Medicine, where he directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action and the Initiative on Neuroscience and Law. He is best known for his published work on time perception, synesthesia, and neurolaw. He is a Guggenheim Fellow, a ...more

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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America
    • Profession: Psychologist, Scientist, Neuroscientist, Author, Writer
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    Christof Koch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Neuroscientists
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    Christof Koch is an American neuroscientist best known for his work on the neural bases of consciousness. He is the Chief Scientific Officer of the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle. From 1986 until 2013, he was a professor at the California Institute of Technology.more

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    • Age: age 59
    • Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America
    • Profession: Professor, Scientist, Neuroscientist
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    Daniel Levitin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Neuroscientists
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    Daniel Joseph Levitin, PhD, FRSC, is an American cognitive psychologist, neuroscientist, best-selling author, musician and record producer. He is James McGill Professor of psychology and behavioral neuroscience at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, with additional appointments in music ...more

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    • Age: age 58
    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Journalist, Professor, Musician, Scientist, + more

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