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Publications

Books
Ramachandran, VS (2011). The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist's Quest for What Makes Us Human. New York: W. W. Norton & Company.
Ramachandran, VS (2004). A Brief Tour of Human Consciousness: From Impostor Poodles to Purple Numbers. New York: Pi Press.
Ramachandran, VS (2003). The Emerging Mind. BBC/Profile Books, London.
Ramachandran, VS (2002). Encyclopedia of the Human Brain. Academic Press, San Diego.
Smythies, JR (2002). The Dynamic Neuron. MIT Press, Cambridge.
Ramachandran, VS, & Blakeslee, S (1998). Phantoms in the Brain. William Morrow, N.Y.

Selected Journal Articles; Neurology and Cognitive Neuroscience
Brang D, Taich Z, Hillyard S, Grabowecky M, Ramachandran VS (2013). Parietal connectivity mediates multisensory facilitation. Neuroimage 2013; 9(78), 396-401, doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.04.047
Smythies J, Edelstein L, Ramachandran V (2012). Hypotheses relating to the function of the claustrum. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience 2012; 6(53), doi 10.3389/fnint.2012.00053
Smythies J, Edelstein L (2012). Transsynaptic modality codes in the brain: possible involvement of synchronized spike timing, microRNAs, exosomes and epigenetic processes.. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 6(126). doi 10.3389/fnint.2012.00126
Case LK, Ramachandran VS (2012). Alternating gender incongruity: a new neuropsychiatric syndrome providing insight into the dynamic plasticity of brain-sex.. Medical Hypotheses, 78(5), 626-631, doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2012.01.041
Smythies J, Edelstein L, Ramachandran V (2012). The Functional Anatomy of the Claustrum: The Net That Binds. WebmedCentral NEUROSCIENCES 2012;3(3):WMC003182
Case LK, Wilson RC, Ramachandran VS (2012). Diminished size-weight illusion in anorexia nervosa: evidence for visuo-proprioceptive integration deficit.. Experimental Brain Research 2012, 217(1), 79-87, doi:10.1007/s00221-011-2974-7
Smythies, JR (2012). The Role of Abnormalities Related to the One Carbon Cycle in Depression and Schizophrenia. Neuroscience & Medicine, 3, 101-106, doi:10.4236/nm.2012.31015
Brang D & Ramachandran VS (2011). Survival of the Synesthesia Gene: Why Do People Hear Colors and Taste Words. PLoS Biology, 9 (11), e1001205. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001205
McGeoch PM*, Brang D*, Song T, Lee R, Huang MX, Ramachandran VS (2011). Xenomelia: a new right parietal lobe syndrome. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, 82, 1314-1319. doi:10.1136/jnnp-2011-300224 *Authors contributed equally to this work.
Case LK, Krause B, Ramachandran VS (2011). The phantom head.. Perception 2011, 40(3), 367-70
Case L, Abrams R, & Ramachandran VS (2010). Immediate Interpersonal and Intermanual Referral of Sensations Following Anesthetic Block of One Arm. Archives of Neurology, 67 (12), 1521-1523.
Ramachandran, VS, Altschuler, EL (2009). The use of visual feedback, in particular mirror visual feedback, in restoring brain function. Brain, 132 (7), 1693-1710.
Ramachandran, VS, Brang, D, McGeoch, PD (2009). Size reduction using Mirror Visual Feedback (MVF) reduces phantom pain. Neurocase, 99999:1
Brang, D, McGeoch, PD, Ramachandran, VS (2008). Apotemnophlia: a neurological disorder. NeuroReport, 19 (13), 1305-6.
Brang, D, Edwards, L, Ramachandran, VS, Coulson, S (2008). Is the sky 2? Contextual priming in grapheme-color synaesthesia. Psychological science, 19(5), 421-8.
Ramachandran, VS, McGeoch, PD, Williams, L, Arcilla, G (2007) Rapid Relief of Thalamic Pain Syndrome Induced by Vestibular Caloric Stimulation. Neurocase, 13(3), 185-8.
Ramachandran, VS. Mirror neurons and imitation as the driving force behind “the great leap forward” in human evolution. EDGE: The third culture, http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/ramachandran/ramachandran_p1.html.
Ramachandran, VS & Rogers-Ramachandran, D (2007). It’s All Done with Mirrors. Scientific American Mind, 18(4), 16-18.
McGeoch, PD, Brang, D, Ramachandran, VS (2007). Apraxia, metaphor and mirror neurons. Med Hypotheses, Jun 27.
Oberman, LM, & Ramachandran, VS (2007). The simulating social mind: the role of the mirror neuron system and simulation in the social and communicative deficits of autism spectrum disorders. Psychological bulletin, 133(2), 310-27.
Altschuler EL, Ramachandran, VS (2007). A simple method to stand outside oneself. Perception, 36(4), 632-4.
Hubbard, EM, Manohar, S, & Ramachandran, VS (2006). Contrast affects the strength of synesthetic colors. Cortex, 42(2), 184-94.
Ramachandran, VS, Rogers-Ramachandran, D (2006). The Neurology of Aesthetics. Scientific American Mind, October/November 2006.
Ramachandran, VS, & Oberman, LM (2006). Broken mirrors: a theory of autism. Scientific American, 295(5), 62-9.
Ramachandran, VS, & Azoulai, S (2006). Synesthetically induced colors evoke apparent-motion perception. Perception, 35(11), 1557-60.
Oberman, LM, Hubbard, EM, McCleery, JP, Altschuler EL, Ramachandran, VS (2005). EEG evidence for mirror neuron dysfunction in autism spectrum disorders. Cognitive brain research, 24(2), 190-8.
Hubbard, EM, & Ramachandran, VS (2005). Neurocognitive Mechanisms of Synesthesia. Neuron, 48(3), 509-520.
Hubbard, EM, Arman, AC, Ramachandran, VS, Boynton, GM (2005). Individual Differences among Grapheme-Color Synesthetes: Brain-Behavior Correlations. Neuron, 45: 975-985.
Ramachandran, VS (2005). Plasticity and functional recovery in neurology. Clinical medicine, 5(4), 368-73.
Ramachandran, VS (2004). The astonishing Francis Crick. Perception, 33(10), 1151-4.
Ramachandran, VS & Hubbard, EM (2003). Hearing Colors, Tasting Shapes. Scientific American, Vol 288 Issue 5 (May 2003), 42-49.
Ramachandran, VS (2003). The phenomenology of synaesthesia. Journal of consciousness studies, 10(8), 49-.
Armel, KC & Ramachandran, VS (2003), Projecting sensations to external objects: evidence from skin conductance response, Proceedings of the Royal Society, B, Biological Sciences, 270 (1523), 1499-506
Hirstein, W, Iversen, P & Ramachandran, VS (2001). Autonomic responses of autistic children to people and objects. Proceedings of the Royal Society, 268, 1883-1888.
Ramachandran, VS & Hubbard, EM (2001). Psychophysical investigations in to the neural basis of synaesthesia. Proceedings of the Royal Society, 268, 979-983.
Ramachandran, VS & Hubbard, EM (2001). Synaesthesia--a window into perception, thought and language. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 8, 3-34.
Ramachandran, VS & Hirstein, W (1998). The perception of phantom limbs: The D. O. Hebb lecture. Brain, 121, 1603-1630.
Ramachandran, VS, Altschuler, EL, & Hillyer, S (1997). Mirror agnosia. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, 264, 645-647.
Hirstein, W, & Ramachandran, VS (1997). Capgras syndrome: a novel probe for understanding the neural representation and familiarity of persons. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, 264, 437-444.
Ramachandran, VS (1996). The Brain's Potential for Growth and Change. UCSD Decade of the Brain Symposium, October 21, 1996.
(First proposal that RSD might benefit from mirror visual feedback.)

Selected Journal Articles; Visual Perception and Psychophysics
Ramachandran, VS & Rogers-Ramachandran, D (1996). Synaesthesia in phantom limbs induced with mirrors. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, 263, 377-386.
Ramachandran, VS & Cobb, S (1995). Visual attention modulates metacontrast masking. Nature, 373, 66-68.
Kleffner, DA & Ramachandran, VS (1992). On the perception of shape from shading. Perception & Psychophysics, 52, 18-36.
Ramachandran, VS & Gregory, RL (1991). Perceptual filling in of artificially induced scotomas in human vision. Nature, 350, 699-702.
Ramachandran, VS (1990). Perceiving shape from shading. The perceptual world: Readings from Scientific American magazine. I. Rock. New York, NY, US, W. H. Freeman & Co, Publishers: 127-138.
Ramachandran, VS (1987). Interaction between colour and motion in human vision. Nature, 328, 645-647.
Ramachandran, VS & Cavanagh, P (1987). Motion capture anisotropy. Vision Research, 27, 97-106.
Ramachandran, VS & Anstis, SM (1986). The perception of apparent motion. Scientific American, 254, 102-109.
Ramachandran, VS (1986). Capture of stereopsis and apparent motion by illusory contours. Perception & Psychophysics, 39, 361-373.
Ramachandran, VS, Clarke, PG, & Whitteridge, D (1977). Cells selective to binocular disparity in the cortex of newborn lambs. Nature, 268, 333-335.

Miscellaneous
Ramachandran, VS (1994). Phantom limbs, neglect syndromes, repressed memories, and Freudian psychology. International review of neurobiology, 37, 291-333; discussion 369. First proposal of the idea of using mirror visual feedback to accelerate recovery from stroke
Altschuler, EL, Vankov, A, Hubbard, EM, Roberts, E, Ramachandran, VS, Pineda, JA. Mu wave blocking by observer of movement and its possible use as a tool to study theory of other minds Poster session presented at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, LA (2000 (November)). First description of mirror neuron dysfunction in autism spectrum disorders.
Ramachandran, VS, & Hubbard, EM (2005a). The emergence of the human mind: Some clues from synesthesia. Robertson and Sagiv, 147-190. Cognitive consequences and perceptual nature of number forms ("lines")
Churchland, P. S., Ramachandran, V. S. & Sejnowski, T. J. (1994) A critique of pure vision. In: Large-scale neuronal theories of the brain, ed. C. Koch & J. L. Davis. MIT Press/Bradford Books.

Selected Book Chapters
Ramachandran, VS & Hubbard, EM. Synesthesia: What does it tell us about the emergence of qualia, metaphor, abstract thought, and language? In: 23 Problems in Systems Neuroscience, edited by Sejnowski TS, Van Hemmen L. Oxford, UK: Oxford Univ. Press, 2005b, p. 432-473.




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