Vilayanur S. Ramachandran Quotes

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Vilayanur S. Ramachandran Quotes

Great art allows you to transcend your mortal frame and to reach for the stars. I think great science does the same thing.
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Science is like a love affair with nature; an elusive, tantalising mistress. It has all the turbulence, twists and turns of romantic love, but that's part of the game.

— Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

My views as an individual ought not to be confused with my views as a scientist - the minute you try to mingle God and science, you get into trouble. Metaphysics has its place, and science has its place; don't mix the two.

— Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

The brain abhors discrepancies.

— Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

Lofty questions about the mind are fascinating to ask, philosophers have been asking them for three millennia both in India where I am from and here in the West - but it is only in the brain that we can eventually hope to find the answers.

— Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

It may well be our brains are wired up to be slightly more optimistic than they should be.

— Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

A genius is somebody who seemingly just reaches out of nowhere.

— Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

In fact, on one occasion, a rather pedantic experimental psychologist was telling him about a long, complicated experiment he had done, incorporating all the proper controls and using considerable technical virtuosity. When he saw Crick's exasperated expression he said, "but Dr. Crick, we have got it right - we know it's right," Crick's response was, "The point is not whether it's right. The point is: does it even matter whether its right or wrong?"

— Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

Even today no computer can understand language as well as a three-year-old or see as well as a mouse.

— Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

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