In this video Vilayanur Ramachandran
introduces his work and discusses his most exciting current
Vilayanur Ramachandran is
Director of the Center for Brain and Cognition at the University of
California, San Diego. He has been described as the Marco Polo of
neuroscience, thanks to pioneering (and often controversial)
research into phantom limbs, mirror neurons and
neuroplasticity. He spoke to A C Grayling about
the limits of what we know about human consciousness.
the Frontier with Vilayanur Ramachandran was recorded
at Wellcome Collection and was first broadcast on the World Service
on 3 December2011.