List of famous neuroscientists with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

A neuroscientist is a specialist in the study of the brain. Neuroscience is the scientific study of the nervous system that deals with anatomy, physiology and molecular biology of nerves, spinal cord, and nervous tissue. Neuroscience is a very wide field; though considered a part of biology, it is multidisciplinary in nature and encompasses scientific fields like physics and mathematics also. Studying the brain and understanding it’s functioning is critical for many fields as the brain is involved in every endeavour taken up by human beings. Neuroscience in its various forms is applicable to fields like medicine, psychology, engineering, law, and education. The techniques used by neuroscientists includes preparing tissue and cell samples, molecular and cellular studies of individual nerve cells, and imaging of sensory and motor tasks in the brain. Traditional neuroscientists study psychiatric disorders of the brain while others may choose to work for pharmaceutical companies to develop medication for such disorders. Some of the major branches of neuroscience are affective neuroscience, behavioral neuroscience, clinical neuroscience and molecular neuroscience. This collection of biographies, trivia and timelines provides you information about the life and works of various famous neuroscientists from all over the world.

Aafia SiddiquiAafia Siddiqui
Pakistani
Eric KandelEric Kandel
American

Antonio DamasioAntonio Damasio
Portuguese, American
Paul GreengardPaul Greengard
American

Wilder PenfieldWilder Penfield
Canadian

Paul BrocaPaul Broca
French
Harvey CushingHarvey Cushing
American

Donald O. HebbDonald O. Hebb
Canadian
Vladimir BukovskyVladimir Bukovsky
Russian

Brenda MilnerBrenda Milner
Canadian, British

Franz Joseph GallFranz Joseph Gall
German

Carl WernickeCarl Wernicke
German

May-Britt MoserMay-Britt Moser
Norwegian
Endel TulvingEndel Tulving
Canadian, Estonian

Susan Greenfield, Baroness GreenfieldSusan Greenfield, Baroness Greenfield
British

Charles BellCharles Bell
British

Michael PersingerMichael Persinger
American
Edvard MoserEdvard Moser
Norwegian

Arvid CarlssonArvid Carlsson
Swedish
Roderick MacKinnonRoderick MacKinnon
American

Henry MarkramHenry Markram
Israeli

Egas MonizEgas Moniz
Portuguese