Mind Science Foundation Hosts `Artful Brain' Lecture Featuring V.S. Ramachandran, MD, Ph.D.

V.S. Ramachandran MD PhD (Photo: Business Wire)

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SAN ANTONIO--()--Nov. 8, 2004--The Mind Science Foundation will host Dr. V.S. Ramachandran, named by Newsweek magazine as one of "the one hundred most prominent people to watch in the next century." During his first visit ever to San Antonio, Dr. Ramachandran will speak on the topic of art and the brain ("The Artful Brain") on Monday, November 22, 2004.

Dr. Ramachandran was included in Newsweek's Century Club for his contributions to the neuroscience of consciousness. In 1999, He gave the Decade of the Brain address at the Society for Neuroscience Silver Jubilee. Laced with wit and humor, his address received a standing ovation from the 6,000 members in attendance.

Dr. Ramachandran is a distinguished physician, scientist and author of over 120 papers on topics such as "blindsight," "synesthesia" and "phantom limb syndrome." PBS and the BBC have produced programs focused on his groundbreaking work and Nova recently aired "Secrets of the Mind," a documentary focused on his Sherlock Holmes style of solving difficult neurology cases.

His popular book "Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind" has been translated into eight languages. His more recent book, "The Emerging Mind," captures the series of distinguished lectures he gave for the BBC and explores the evolutionary and causal relationships between the gift of sight, art and the development of the human mind.

Dr. Ramachandran will sign his books, the "Emerging Mind" and "Phantoms in the Brain," prior to the Mind Science lecture on Monday evening.

Event Co-sponsors include: the San Antonio Museum of Art, the City of San Antonio Office of Cultural Affairs, and the newly formed Cultural Collaborative.

Mind Science Lecture will be held:

Monday, November 22, 2004

Laurie Auditorium, Trinity University Campus.

Doors open/Purchase tickets: 6:00 p.m.

6:00-7:00 p.m. Reception and Book Signing

7:00-8:00 p.m. Lecture

8:00-8:30 p.m. Question and Answer

$15.00 General Admission

$ 5.00 Students

Free for Mind Science Foundation Members.

The Mind Science Foundation, a 501(c)(3) operating foundation, was established in 1958 by visionary San Antonio philanthropist Tom Slick to explore the vast potential of the human mind. The Mind Science Foundation is dedicated solving the puzzle of human consciousness by funding leading-edge scientific research and education.


Leslie Hopper


Mind Science Foundation

117 W. El Prado

San Antonio, Texas 78212

Ph: 210-821-6094, ext. 202

Fax: 210-821-6199



Mind Science Foundation, San Antonio
Leslie Hopper, 210-821-6094, ext. 202



Mind Science Foundation, San Antonio
Leslie Hopper, 210-821-6094, ext. 202