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Book Title: Enigmatic Lives of Celebrities: A Compendium of Revelations|
The author of the book: V.S. Ramachandran
ISBN 13: 9780805990638
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 24.69 MB
Edition: RoseDog Books
Date of issue: February 2nd 2006
Read full description of the books Enigmatic Lives of Celebrities: A Compendium of Revelations:This unique biographical work describes the eccentric, weird, paradoxical, and unusual lifestyles of famous personalities from all walks of life who have lived in the past 2000 years. The biography includes a description, in a concise manner, the contributions and private lifestyles of scientists, royals, politicians, inventors, sportsmen, explorers, musicians, artists, and others. The book is a must-have for historians, students, scientists, general public, teachers, and artists.
Read information about the authorVilayanur S. "Rama" Ramachandran is a neurologist best known for his work in the fields of behavioral neurology and psychophysics. He is currently the Director of the Center for Brain and Cognition, Professor in the Psychology Department and Neurosciences Program at the University of California, San Diego, and Adjunct Professor of Biology at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.
Ramachandran initially obtained an M.D. at Stanley Medical College in Madras, India, and subsequently obtained a Ph.D. from Trinity College at the University of Cambridge. Ramachandran’s early work was on visual perception but he is best known for his experiments in behavioral neurology which, despite their apparent simplicity, have had a profound impact on the way we think about the brain.
Ramachandran has been elected to fellowships at All Souls College, Oxford, and the Royal Institution, London (which also awarded him the Henry Dale Medal). He gave the 2003 BBC Reith Lectures and was conferred the title of Padma Bhushan by the President of India in 2007. He has been called “The Marco Polo of neuroscience” by Richard Dawkins and "the modern Paul Broca" by Eric Kandel. Newsweek magazine named him a member of "The Century Club", one of the "hundred most prominent people to watch" in the 21st century.
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