Dr. Larry Weiskrantz

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    Larry Weiskrantz (b. 28 March 1926, Philadelphia, PA) was educated at Swarthmore (B.A. with highest honors in 1949); M.Sc. from Oxford University (1950) and Ph.D. from Harvard University (1953). He worked at Institute of Living, Harvard, Tufts, Cambridge University, and Oxford University (since 1967), where he has been Emeritus Professor since 1993.

    Dr. Weiskrantz is a member of many honorary societies and the recipient of many awards. In particular, he is a Fellow of Royal Society, a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and of Academia Europaea. He has served on the Council of Royal Society, and on the Council of the Fyssen Foundation, is a medalist of the Royal Society of Medicine and the American Association for Advancement of Science, has delivered the Heisenberg Lecture of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences/Siemens Foundation and the Ferrier Lecture of the Royal Society. Larry was Honorary President of European Society for Philosophy and Psychology, inaugural President of European Brain and Behaviour Society, and President of Association for Scientific Study of Consciousness.

    Dr. Weiskrantz is an author of over 200 publications ranging widely over many areas of cognitive neuroscience, and he is often credited with the discovery of the phenomenon of blindsight.

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    Weiskrantz L. (2007) Blindsight. Scholarpedia

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