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

Harvey CushingHarvey Cushing
American

Wilder PenfieldWilder Penfield
Canadian

Hiroshi NakajimaHiroshi Nakajima
Japanese

Paul BrocaPaul Broca
French
Donald O. HebbDonald O. Hebb
Canadian

Vladimir BukovskyVladimir Bukovsky
Russian

Brenda MilnerBrenda Milner
Canadian, British

May-Britt MoserMay-Britt Moser
Norwegian
Charles BellCharles Bell
British, Scottish
Michael PersingerMichael Persinger
American

Franz Joseph GallFranz Joseph Gall
German

Paul ChurchlandPaul Churchland
Canadian

Karl DeisserothKarl Deisseroth
American
Carl WernickeCarl Wernicke
German

Endel TulvingEndel Tulving
Canadian, Estonian
David Servan-SchreiberDavid Servan-Schreiber
French

Nathaniel KleitmanNathaniel Kleitman
Moldovan, American

Edvard MoserEdvard Moser
Norwegian
Susan Greenfield, Baroness GreenfieldSusan Greenfield, Baroness Greenfield
British

Paul GreengardPaul Greengard
American
Roderick MacKinnonRoderick MacKinnon
American

Henry MarkramHenry Markram
Israeli

Arvid CarlssonArvid Carlsson
Swedish
Victor HorsleyVictor Horsley
British
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Patricia Goldman-RakicPatricia Goldman-Rakic
American
Auguste ForelAuguste Forel
Swiss

Suzanne CorkinSuzanne Corkin
American

Robert GalambosRobert Galambos
American

Daniela SchillerDaniela Schiller
Israeli
John LillyJohn Lilly
American

Michal SchwartzMichal Schwartz
Israeli

Ricardo RosselloRicardo Rossello
Puerto Rican, American

Louis SokoloffLouis Sokoloff
American

John EcclesJohn Eccles
Australian, Swiss, British
Emil Heinrich Du Bois-ReymondEmil Heinrich Du Bois-Reymond
German

John O'KeefeJohn O'Keefe
British, American