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Lawrence Weiskrantz

Lawrence Weiskrantz

Professor Lawrence Weiskrantz FRS


Elected: 1980


Lawrence Weiskrantz made notable contributions to our understanding of the relationship between brain structure and behaviour. He illuminated the functions of the amygdala of the frontal and temporal lobes, developing studies of memory defects which he extended to clinical measurement in humans. He also clarified the residual visual functions which remain after loss of the primary projection areas and developed important methods for revealing pharmacological effects on behaviour, particularly for antidepressants.

Professor Lawrence Weiskrantz FRS died on 27 January 2018.

Interest and expertise

Subject groups

  • Health and human sciences
    • Clinical neuroscience
  • Anatomy, physiology and neurosciences
    • Behavioural neuroscience, Physiology incl biophysics of cells (non-clinical)


  • Ferrier Medal and Lecture

    On 'Side glances at blindsight, recent approaches to implicit discrimination in human cortical blindness'.

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