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Lecturer to shed light on brain, behavior and art

ATHENS, Ohio (Oct. 4, 2005) -- Award-winning contributor to neuroscience, Dr. Vilayanur S. Ramachandran, will discuss his research at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12 at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. Ramachandran, who has has traveled across the globe lecturing on behavioral neurology, vision and how the brain responds to art, will be speaking as part of the Kennedy Lecture Series.

Ramachandran is the director of the Center for Brain and Cognition. He is also a professor within the Psychology Department as well as the Neurosciences Program at the University of California, San Diego.

Ramachandran has published more than 120 papers in scientific journals. He is the editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of Human Behaviour, a four volume set of articles on neuroscience. Ramachandran is also the author of the critically acclaimed book, "Phantoms in the Brain," which has been translated into eight languages and inspired two television specials.

Ramachandran has received many honors for his research and Newsweek magazine has named him one of the "hundred most prominent people to watch in the next century."

The lecture is free and open to the public.

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