Neuroscientists

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.

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 1 Aafia Siddiqui

Aafia Siddiqui
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Famous As: Neuroscientist
Birthdate: March 2, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Pakistani

 2 Francis Crick

Francis Crick
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Famous As: Co-discoverer of the Structure of the DNA Molecule, Nobel Prize Winner
Birthdate: June 8, 1916
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
Died: July 28, 2004

 3 Wilder Penfield

Wilder Penfield
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Famous As: Surgeon, Neuroscientist, Neurosurgeon, University teacher, Neurologist
Birthdate: January 26, 1891
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Canadian
Died: April 5, 1976

 4 John Lilly

John Lilly
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Famous As: Neuroscientist
Birthdate: January 6, 1915
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: September 30, 2001
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 5 Santiago Ramón y Cajal

Santiago Ramón y Cajal
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Famous As: Father of Modern Neuroscience
Birthdate: May 1, 1852
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Spanish
Died: October 18, 1934

While he apprenticed as a cobbler and a barber in childhood, Santiago Ramón y Cajal later took up medicine inspired by his father, a professor of anatomy. Cajal’s study of the microscopic structure of the human brain later formed the basis of neuroscience and earned him a Nobel Prize.

 6 Antonio Damasio

Antonio Damasio
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Famous As: Neuroscientists
Birthdate: February 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Portuguese, American
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 7 Harvey Cushing

Harvey Cushing
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Famous As: Physician, Neuroscientist, Neurosurgeon, Academic, University teacher, Neurologist, Writer, Biographer
Birthdate: April 8, 1869
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: October 7, 1939
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 8 Paul Broca

Paul Broca
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Famous As: Physician, Anatomist, Anthropologist, Neuroscientist, Scientist, Politician
Birthdate: June 28, 1824
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: French
Died: July 9, 1880
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 9 Vladimir Bukovsky

Vladimir Bukovsky
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Famous As: Writer, Human rights activist
Birthdate: December 30, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Russian

 10 Donald O. Hebb

Donald O. Hebb
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Famous As: Psychologist, Neuroscientist, University teacher
Birthdate: July 22, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Canadian
Died: August 20, 1985
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 11 May-Britt Moser

May-Britt Moser
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Famous As: Professor, Neuroscientist, Psychologist, Physician
Birthdate: January 4, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Norwegian

 12 Franz Joseph Gall

Franz Joseph Gall
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Famous As: Physician, Neuroscientist
Birthdate: March 9, 1758
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: German
Died: August 22, 1828
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 13 Brenda Milner

Brenda Milner
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Famous As: Neuroscientist, Psychologist, University teacher
Birthdate: July 15, 1918
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Canadian, British

 14 Paul Churchland

Paul Churchland
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: October 21, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Canadian
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 15 Michael Persinger

Michael Persinger
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Famous As: Psychologist, Neuroscientist, Ufologist, University teacher
Birthdate: June 26, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 16 Carl Wernicke

Carl Wernicke
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Famous As: Anatomist, Physician, Neuroscientist, Psychiatrist, University teacher, Neurologist
Birthdate: May 15, 1848
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: German
Died: June 15, 1905

 17 David Servan-Schreiber

David Servan-Schreiber
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Famous As: Neuroscientist and psychiatrist
Birthdate: April 21, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: French
Died: July 24, 2011

 18 Charles Bell

Charles Bell
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Famous As: Surgeon
Birthdate: November 12, 1774
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British, Scottish
Died: April 28, 1842

 19 Sir John Eccles

Sir John Carew Eccles
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Famous As: Neurophysiologist
Birthdate: January 27, 1903
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Australian
Died: May 2, 1997

 20 Susan Greenfield, Baroness Greenfield

Susan Greenfield, Baroness Greenfield
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Famous As: Politician, Biologist
Birthdate: October 1, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

 21 Edvard Moser

Edvard Moser
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Famous As: Neuroscientist
Birthdate: April 27, 1962
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Norwegian

 22 Endel Tulving

Endel Tulving
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Famous As: Neuroscientist, Psychologist
Birthdate: May 26, 1927
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Canadian, Estonian
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 23 Karl Deisseroth

Karl Deisseroth
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Famous As: Professor of Bioengineering and of Psychiatry
Birthdate: November 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 24 Arvid Carlsson

Arvid Carlsson
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Famous As: Neuropharmacologist
Birthdate: January 25, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Swedish
Died: June 29, 2018
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 25 Paul Greengard

Paul Greengard
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Famous As: Neuroscientist
Birthdate: December 11, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 26 Roderick MacKinnon

Roderick MacKinnon
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Famous As: Professor, Chemist
Birthdate: February 19, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 27 Henry Markram

Henry Markram
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Famous As: Neuroscientist, University teacher, Neurologist
Birthdate: March 28, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Israeli

 28 Emil Heinrich Du Bois-Reymond

Emil Heinrich Du Bois-Reymond
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: November 7, 1818
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: German
Died: December 26, 1896
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 29 Victor Horsley

Victor Horsley
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Famous As: British surgeon
Birthdate: April 14, 1857
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Died: July 16, 1916

 30 Nathaniel Kleitman

Nathaniel Kleitman
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Famous As: Physiologist
Birthdate: April 26, 1895
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Moldovan, American
Died: August 13, 1999
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 31 Auguste Forel

Auguste Forel
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Famous As: Psychiatrist
Birthdate: September 1, 1848
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Swiss
Died: July 27, 1931

 32 Suzanne Corkin

Suzanne Corkin
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Famous As: Neuroscientist
Birthdate: May 18, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: May 24, 2016

 33 Patricia Goldman-Rakic

Patricia Goldman-Rakic
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Famous As: Professor
Birthdate: April 22, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: July 31, 2003

 34 Berta Scharrer

Berta Scharrer
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Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: December 1, 1906
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: July 23, 1995

 35 Daniela Schiller

Daniela Schiller
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Famous As: Neuroscientist
Birthdate: October 26, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Israeli

 36 Seymour S. Kety

Seymour S. Kety
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Famous As: Neuroscientist
Birthdate: August 25, 1915
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: May 25, 2000

 37 Robert Galambos

Robert Galambos
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Famous As: Neuroscientist
Birthdate: April 20, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: June 18, 2010

 38 Michal Schwartz

Michal Schwartz
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Famous As: Neuroimmunologist
Birthdate: January 1, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Israeli

 39 Ricardo Rossello

Ricardo Rossello
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 7, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Puerto Rican, American

 40 Louis Sokoloff

Louis Sokoloff
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Famous As: Neuroscientist
Birthdate: October 14, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: July 30, 2015

 41 Alexandra Elbakyan

Alexandra Elbakyan
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Famous As: Programmer
Birthdate: November 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Kazakh

 42 John O'Keefe

John O'Keefe
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Famous As: Neuroscientist
Birthdate: November 18, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British, American

 43 Eric Kandel

Eric Kandel
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Famous As: Neurologist, Psychiatrist, Neuroscientist, Psychologist, Biochemist
Birthdate: November 7, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 44 Hiroshi Nakajima

Hiroshi Nakajima
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Famous As: Doctor
Birthdate: May 16, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Japanese
Died: January 26, 2013

 45 Mayim Bialik

Mayim Bialik
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 12, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
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