UCSD researcher on Time 100 list

V.S. Ramachandran Photo: Beatrice Ring

This just in from UCSD’s website — UCSD researcher V.S. Ramachandran has made “TIME Magazine’s 2011 TIME 100 list. The list identifies the most 100 influential people in the world according to the magazine.

Others on this year’s list include President Obama, Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, rock legend Patti Smith, TV pioneer Oprah Winfrey and Wael Ghonim, the Google executive credited with helping fire up the recent revolution in Egypt.

With his simple, creative and innovative ideas,” writes Thomas Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, in TIME, “V.S. Ramachandran is changing how our brains think about our minds.”

“What Ramachandran (often called just “Rama”) does, and does proudly — reveling in how “low-tech” his method is and how “Victorian” its inspiration – is to work intensively with patients who have specific psychiatric or behavioral dysfunctions that might illuminate the functions of the normal brain.

Ramachandran hopes that the TIME honor will open up some new research possibilities for him, with people who may have not heard of him before, he said, contacting him as a result of the exposure and volunteering to be studied.

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