About this event

  • Date and time Sat 7 Nov 2020 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Clinical Neurosciences

V.S. Ramachandran, the renowned neurologist and neuroscientist, will give a fascinating session on how the brain and body interact. He will use case descriptions to illustrate how each requires the other and each impacts on the other - often with non-intuitive results. These observational oddities are designed to delight and inform us, they can also substantially help patients.

This webinar will cover:

  • How careful clinical attention can guide practice and research in neuroscience
  • How sensory and motor systems interact
  • An appreciation of how global bodily integration may function

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Key speakers

Professor Ramachandran

V.S. Ramachandran

Director of the Center for Brain and Cognition, and Distinguished Professor with the Psychology Department and Neurosciences Program at the University of California, San Diego, and Adjunct Professor of Biology at the Salk Institute

Speaker's biography

Ramachandran initially trained as a physician (MBBS) at Stanley Medical College, Madras, India, and subsequently obtained a Ph.D. from Trinity College at the University of Cambridge. After that, he received an honorary FRCP; London (Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians) and two honorary doctorates (DSc).

 

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 strongly influenced the way we think about the brain. He has been called “The Marco Polo of neuroscience” by Richard Dawkins and “The modern Paul Broca” by Eric Kandel.

 

In 2005 he was awarded the Henry Dale Medal and elected to an honorary life membership by the Royal Institution of London, where he also gave a Friday evening discourse. His other honours and awards include fellowships from All Souls College, Oxford, and from Stanford University (Hilgard Visiting Professor); the Presidential Lecture Award from the American Academy of Neurology, two honorary doctorates, the annual Ramon Y Cajal award from the International Neuropsychiatry Society, and the Ariens-Kappers medal from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences.

 

In 2003 he gave the annual BBC Reith lectures and was the first physician/psychologist to give the lectures since they begun by Bertrand Russel in 1949. He also gave the annual Gifford Lectures in Glasgow, (2012).

 

In 1995 he gave the Decade of the Brain lecture at the 25th annual (Silver Jubilee) meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Most recently the British Pain Society awarded him the Patrick Wall medal , the President of India conferred on him the second highest civilian award and honorific title in India, the Padma Bhushan. And TIME magazine named him on their list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Agenda

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Welcome and introduction
Embodied brains and disembodied minds; reviving the golden age of neurology

Professor V.S. Ramachandran, Director of the Center for Brain and Cognition, and Distinguished Professor with the Psychology Department and Neurosciences Program at the University of California, San Diego, and Adjunct Professor of Biology at the Salk Institute

Question and answer session
Close of webinar

Location

Online

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations.

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