Dr. V.S. Ramachandran is a world renowned neuroscientist known for his work on behavioral neurology and most notably the discovery of the "phantom limb" syndrome. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neurosciences Graduate Program at the University of California, San Diego. In addition, he is the director the Center for Brain and Cognition. He is celebrated for his use of simplicity despite all the available technologies, and has generated many new ideas about the functions of the brain using this approach. Ramachandran has been revered as the "Marco Polo of neuroscience" and the "modern Paul Broca" by several of his colleagues and other scientists. In 2011, Time even listed him as one of the "most influential people in the world" on the "Time 100". Lastly, Ramachandran is an author of several books that garnered widespread interest in the scientific and public communities. These include Phantoms in the Brain, which describes the phantom limb syndrome,and The Tell-Tale Brain.
Dr. Alexander S. Macnow
Alexander S. Macnow, MD, is a 2013 graduate of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where he focused in pathology and medical education, acting as a Teaching Assistant for the Cell and Tissue Biology, Human Gross Anatomy, Mechanisms ofDisease and Therapeutic Intervention (MDTI), Endocrinology, Reproductive Medicine, and Gastroenterology courses for first-year medical students.Dr. Macnow is spending two years before residency working as a Content Manager for MCAT Programs at Kaplan Test Prep, designing the prep course for the new MCAT 2015 exam. He has recently been published as the primary author of MCAT 2015: What the Test Change Means for You Now and is the Editor-in-Chief of Kaplan's MCAT 2015 Review publications. During medical school, Dr. Macnow received the Michael Harty Award for Excellence in Gross Anatomy and Dr. Freddy Stark Award for Gross Anatomy. He was inducted in 2013 to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.