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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.

People here include everyone from Sam Harris to Aafia Siddiqui. Featuring famous neuroscientists of history and the present, this list has it all. 

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. 
Sam Harris is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Neuroscientists
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. ...more
Gregory Berns is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Neuroscientists
Distinguished Chair of Neuroeconomics at Emory University.
Nayef Al-Rodhan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Neuroscientists
Nayef Al-Rodhan
Nayef R. F. Al-Rodhan is a philosopher, neuroscientist, geostrategist, and author. He is an Honorary Fellow of St. Antony’s College at Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom, Senior Fellow ...more
Robert Sapolsky is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Neuroscientists
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 ...more
Antonio Damasio is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Neuroscientists
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 ...more
Eric Kandel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Neuroscientists
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 ...more
David Eagleman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Neuroscientists
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 ...more
Christof Koch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Neuroscientists
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. ...more
Daniel Levitin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Neuroscientists
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 ...more
Aafia Siddiqui is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Neuroscientists
Aafia Siddiqui is a Pakistani who studied neuroscience in the United States. She immigrated to the US in 1990 and obtained a Ph.D. from Brandeis University in 2001. In early 2003, during the ...more
Arnold J. Mandell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Neuroscientists
Arnold J. Mandell
Arnold J. Mandell is an American neuroscientist and psychiatrist. He received his M.D. from Tulane University in 1958. Founding chairman in 1969 of the Department of Psychiatry at the University ...more
Michael Gazzaniga is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Neuroscientists
Michael S. Gazzaniga is a professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he heads the new SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind. He is one of the leading ...more
Nancy Kopell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Neuroscientists
Nancy Kopell
Nancy Jane Kopell is an American mathematician, William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor at Boston University, Director of the Cognitive Rhythms Collaborative, and Co-Director of the ...more
Susan Hockfield is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Neuroscientists
Susan Hockfield has served as the sixteenth president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since December 2004. A strong advocate of the vital role that science, technology, and the ...more
Susan Greenfield is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Neuroscientists
Susan Adele Greenfield, Baroness Greenfield, CBE, HonFRCP is a British scientist, writer, broadcaster, and member of the House of Lords. Her research is to identify a novel approach to the ...more
Lu Chen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Neuroscientists
Lu Chen
Lu Chen is a Chinese-American neuroscientist, who is an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, and is a member of the Stanford ...more
Vilayanur S. Ramachandran is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Neuroscientists
Vilayanur Subramanian Ramachandran is a neuroscientist known primarily for his work in the fields of behavioral neurology and visual psychophysics. He is currently a Professor in the Department ...more
Francisco Varela is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Neuroscientists
Francisco Javier Varela García was a Chilean biologist, philosopher, and neuroscientist who, together with his teacher Humberto Maturana, is best known for introducing the concept of ...more
Andrew B. Newberg is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Neuroscientists
Andrew Newberg, M.D. is an American neuroscientist who is the Director of Research at the Myrna Brind Center for Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, an Adjunct ...more
Joseph E. LeDoux is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Neuroscientists
Joseph E. LeDoux is a neuroscientist, the Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science, and professor of neuroscience and psychology at New York University. He is also the director of the Center ...more
Solomon H. Snyder is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Neuroscientists
Solomon H. Snyder is an American neuroscientist from Washington D.C., who spent most of his time researching addiction and its effects on the brain. Many advances in molecular neuroscience have ...more
Colin Blakemore is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Neuroscientists
Sir Colin Brian Blakemore, FRS, FMedSci, is a British neurobiologist, specialising in vision and the development of the brain, who is Professor of Neuroscience and Philosophy in the School of ...more
Michael Merzenich is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Neuroscientists
Michael M. Merzenich is a professor emeritus neuroscientist at the University of California, San Francisco. His contributions to the field are numerous. He took the sensory cortex maps developed ...more
Fred Gage is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Neuroscientists
Fred "Rusty" Gage is Adler Professor in the Laboratory of Genetics at the Salk Institute, and has concentrated on the adult central nervous system and the unexpected plasticity and ...more
Paul Greengard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Neuroscientists
Paul Greengard is an American neuroscientist best known for his work on the molecular and cellular function of neurons. In 2000, Greengard, Arvid Carlsson and Eric Kandel were awarded the Nobel ...more