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Vilayanur Ramachandran

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InstitutionUniversity of California San Diego
DepartmentPsychology
Address9500 Gilman Drive #0109
La Jolla CA 92093
Phone858-534-6240
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    1. Ramachandran V, Chunharas C, Marcus Z, Furnish T, Lin A. Relief from intractable phantom pain by combining psilocybin and mirror visual-feedback (MVF). Neurocase. 2018 May 15; 1-6. PMID: 29764303.
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    2. Ramachandran V, Sellers CA. Interpersonal gargalesthesia. Neurocase. 2018 Apr 25; 1-7. PMID: 29693492.
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    3. Ramachandran V, Chunharas C, Croft R, Batal N. Effect of Grouping, Segmentation, and Vestibular Stimulation on the Autokinetic Effect. Iperception. 2018 Jan-Feb; 9(1):2041669517752716. PMID: 29375754.
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    4. Root NB, Rouw R, Asano M, Kim CY, Melero H, Yokosawa K, Ramachandran V. Why is the synesthete's "A" red? Using a five-language dataset to disentangle the effects of shape, sound, semantics, and ordinality on inducer-concurrent relationships in grapheme-color synesthesia. Cortex. 2018 Feb; 99:375-389. PMID: 29406149.
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    5. Ramachandran V, Chunharas C, Smythies M. Trigger Features for Conveying Facial Expressions: The Role of Segmentation. Iperception. 2017 Nov-Dec; 8(6):2041669517737792. PMID: 29201339.
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    6. Ramachandran V, Jalal B. The Evolutionary Psychology of Envy and Jealousy. Front Psychol. 2017; 8:1619. PMID: 28970815.
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    7. Jalal B, Ramachandran V. Sleep Paralysis, "The Ghostly Bedroom Intruder" and Out-of-Body Experiences: The Role of Mirror Neurons. Front Hum Neurosci. 2017; 11:92. PMID: 28293186.
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    8. Jalal B, Ramachandran V. "I feel your disgust and relief": can the action understanding system (mirror neuron system) be recruited to induce disgust and relief from contamination vicariously, in individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms? Neurocase. 2017 Feb; 23(1):31-35. PMID: 28165861.
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    9. Ramachandran V, Vajanaphanich M, Chunharas C. Calendars in the brain; their perceptual characteristics and possible neural substrate. Neurocase. 2016 10; 22(5):461-465. PMID: 27825288.
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    10. Case LK, Brang D, Landazuri R, Viswanathan P, Ramachandran V. Altered White Matter and Sensory Response to Bodily Sensation in Female-to-Male Transgender Individuals. Arch Sex Behav. 2017 Jul; 46(5):1223-1237. PMID: 27646840.
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    11. Jalal B, Krishnakumar D, Ramachandran V. "I Feel Contaminated in My Fake Hand": Obsessive-Compulsive-Disorder like Disgust Sensations Arise from Dummy during Rubber Hand Illusion. PLoS One. 2015; 10(12):e0139159. PMID: 26642323; PMCID: PMC4671689.
    12. Case LK, Pineda J, Ramachandran V. Common coding and dynamic interactions between observed, imagined, and experienced motor and somatosensory activity. Neuropsychologia. 2015 Dec; 79(Pt B):233-45. PMID: 25863237.
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    13. Jalal B, Ramachandran V. Sleep paralysis and "the bedroom intruder": the role of the right superior parietal, phantom pain and body image projection. Med Hypotheses. 2014 Dec; 83(6):755-7. PMID: 25459150.
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    14. Rouw R, Case L, Gosavi R, Ramachandran V. Color associations for days and letters across different languages. Front Psychol. 2014; 5:369. PMID: 24904447; PMCID: PMC4034429.
    15. Smythies J, Edelstein L, Ramachandran V. Molecular mechanisms for the inheritance of acquired characteristics-exosomes, microRNA shuttling, fear and stress: Lamarck resurrected? Front Genet. 2014; 5:133. PMID: 24860599; PMCID: PMC4030137.
    16. Jalal B, Ramachandran V. A pilot investigation of "metaphor blindness" in a college student population. Med Hypotheses. 2014 Jun; 82(6):648-51. PMID: 24661940.
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    17. Smythies J, Edelstein L, Ramachandran V. Hypotheses relating to the function of the claustrum II: does the claustrum use frequency codes? Front Integr Neurosci. 2014; 8:7. PMID: 24523681; PMCID: PMC3905198.
    18. Brang D, Ghiam M, Ramachandran V. Impaired acquisition of novel grapheme-color correspondences in synesthesia. Front Hum Neurosci. 2013; 7:717. PMID: 24198775; PMCID: PMC3812534.
    19. Edelstein M, Brang D, Rouw R, Ramachandran V. Misophonia: physiological investigations and case descriptions. Front Hum Neurosci. 2013; 7:296. PMID: 23805089; PMCID: PMC3691507.
    20. Case LK, Gosavi R, Ramachandran V. Heightened motor and sensory (mirror-touch) referral induced by nerve block or topical anesthetic. Neuropsychologia. 2013 Aug; 51(10):1823-8. PMID: 23791606.
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    21. Bacon MP, Bridgeman B, Ramachandran V. Metacontrast masking is processed before grapheme-color synesthesia. Atten Percept Psychophys. 2013 Jan; 75(1):5-9. PMID: 23188733.
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    22. Smythies J, Edelstein L, Ramachandran V. Hypotheses relating to the function of the claustrum. Front Integr Neurosci. 2012; 6:53. PMID: 22876222; PMCID: PMC3410410.
    23. Case LK, Ramachandran V. Alternating gender incongruity: a new neuropsychiatric syndrome providing insight into the dynamic plasticity of brain-sex. Med Hypotheses. 2012 May; 78(5):626-31. PMID: 22364652.
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    24. Seckel E, Krause B, Ramachandran V. Interpolation of illusory pain in the human somatosensory system. Perception. 2012; 41(7):878-80. PMID: 23155740.
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    25. Case LK, Wilson RC, Ramachandran V. Diminished size-weight illusion in anorexia nervosa: evidence for visuo-proprioceptive integration deficit. Exp Brain Res. 2012 Mar; 217(1):79-87. PMID: 22183754.
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    26. Ramachandran V, Miller L, Livingstone MS, Brang D. Colored halos around faces and emotion-evoked colors: a new form of synesthesia. Neurocase. 2012; 18(4):352-8. PMID: 22115465; PMCID: PMC3630799.
    27. Brang D, Teuscher U, Miller LE, Ramachandran V, Coulson S. Handedness and calendar orientations in time-space synaesthesia. J Neuropsychol. 2011 Sep; 5(2):323-32. PMID: 21923792.
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    28. Hubbard EM, Brang D, Ramachandran V. The cross-activation theory at 10. J Neuropsychol. 2011 Sep; 5(2):152-77. PMID: 21923784.
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    29. Brang D, Williams LE, Ramachandran V. Grapheme-color synesthetes show enhanced crossmodal processing between auditory and visual modalities. Cortex. 2012 May; 48(5):630-7. PMID: 21763646.
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    30. Ramachandran V, Seckel E. Graphemes evoke synesthetic colors even before they are consciously recognized. Perception. 2011; 40(4):490-2. PMID: 21805923.
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    31. Ramachandran V, Krause B, Case LK. The phantom head. Perception. 2011; 40(3):367-70. PMID: 21692426.
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    32. Case LK, Abrams RA, Ramachandran V. Immediate interpersonal and intermanual referral of sensations following anesthetic block of one arm. Arch Neurol. 2010 Dec; 67(12):1521-3. PMID: 21149815.
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    33. Williams LE, Ramachandran V, Hubbard EM, Braff DL, Light GA. Superior size-weight illusion performance in patients with schizophrenia: evidence for deficits in forward models. Schizophr Res. 2010 Aug; 121(1-3):101-6. PMID: 19931421; PMCID: PMC2910228.
    34. Teuscher U, Brang D, Ramachandran V, Coulson S. Spatial cueing in time-space synesthetes: An event-related brain potential study. Brain Cogn. 2010 Oct; 74(1):35-46. PMID: 20637536.
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    35. Ramachandran V, Brang D, McGeoch PD. Dynamic reorganization of referred sensations by movements of phantom limbs. Neuroreport. 2010 Jul 14; 21(10):727-30. PMID: 20523250.
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    36. Williams LE, Light GA, Braff DL, Ramachandran V. Reduced multisensory integration in patients with schizophrenia on a target detection task. Neuropsychologia. 2010 Aug; 48(10):3128-36. PMID: 20600181; PMCID: PMC2915827.
    37. Brang D, Kanai S, Ramachandran V, Coulson S. Contextual priming in grapheme-color synesthetes and yoked controls: 400 msec in the life of a synesthete. J Cogn Neurosci. 2011 Jul; 23(7):1681-96. PMID: 20350175.
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    38. Ramachandran V, Brang D. Sensations evoked in patients with amputation from watching an individual whose corresponding intact limb is being touched. Arch Neurol. 2009 Oct; 66(10):1281-4. PMID: 19822785.
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    39. Oberman LM, Winkielman P, Ramachandran V. Slow echo: facial EMG evidence for the delay of spontaneous, but not voluntary, emotional mimicry in children with autism spectrum disorders. Dev Sci. 2009 Jul; 12(4):510-20. PMID: 19635079.
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    40. Ramachandran V, Brang D, McGeoch PD, Rosar W. Sexual and food preference in apotemnophilia and anorexia: interactions between 'beliefs' and 'needs' regulated by two-way connections between body image and limbic structures. Perception. 2009; 38(5):775-7. PMID: 19662952.
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    41. Brang D, McGeoch PD, Ramachandran V. Apotemnophilia: a neurological disorder. Neuroreport. 2008 Aug 27; 19(13):1305-6. PMID: 18695512.
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    42. Ramachandran V, Rogers-Ramachandran D. Sensations referred to a patient's phantom arm from another subjects intact arm: perceptual correlates of mirror neurons. Med Hypotheses. 2008; 70(6):1233-4. PMID: 18329821.
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    43. Oberman LM, Ramachandran V, Pineda JA. Modulation of mu suppression in children with autism spectrum disorders in response to familiar or unfamiliar stimuli: the mirror neuron hypothesis. Neuropsychologia. 2008 Apr; 46(5):1558-65. PMID: 18304590.
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    44. Oberman LM, Ramachandran V. Preliminary evidence for deficits in multisensory integration in autism spectrum disorders: the mirror neuron hypothesis. Soc Neurosci. 2008; 3(3-4):348-55. PMID: 18979385.
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    45. Ramachandran V, McGeoch PD, Williams L, Arcilla G. Rapid relief of thalamic pain syndrome induced by vestibular caloric stimulation. Neurocase. 2007 Jun; 13(3):185-8. PMID: 17786778.
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    46. Oberman LM, Pineda JA, Ramachandran V. The human mirror neuron system: a link between action observation and social skills. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2007 Mar; 2(1):62-6. PMID: 18985120.
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    47. Oberman LM, Ramachandran V. The simulating social mind: the role of the mirror neuron system and simulation in the social and communicative deficits of autism spectrum disorders. Psychol Bull. 2007 Mar; 133(2):310-27. PMID: 17338602.
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    48. Oberman LM, Winkielman P, Ramachandran V. Face to face: blocking facial mimicry can selectively impair recognition of emotional expressions. Soc Neurosci. 2007; 2(3-4):167-78. PMID: 18633815.
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    49. Altschuler EL, Ramachandran V. A simple method to stand outside oneself. Perception. 2007; 36(4):632-4. PMID: 17564206.
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    50. Ramachandran V, Oberman LM. Broken mirrors: a theory of autism. Sci Am. 2006 Nov; 295(5):62-9. PMID: 17076085.
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    51. Hubbard EM, Manohar S, Ramachandran V. Contrast affects the strength of synesthetic colors. Cortex. 2006 Feb; 42(2):184-94. PMID: 16683492.
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    52. Altschuler EL, Ramachandran V. Can you do this? Extremely difficult interbodypart coordination tasks and implications for central limitations on control of coordination. Perception. 2006; 35(2):281-3. PMID: 16583771.
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    53. Ramachandran V, Azoulai S. Synesthetically induced colors evoke apparent-motion perception. Perception. 2006; 35(11):1557-60. PMID: 17286123.
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    54. Oberman LM, Hubbard EM, McCleery JP, Altschuler EL, Ramachandran V, Pineda JA. EEG evidence for mirror neuron dysfunction in autism spectrum disorders. Brain Res Cogn Brain Res. 2005 Jul; 24(2):190-8. PMID: 15993757.
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    55. Hubbard EM, Arman AC, Ramachandran V, Boynton GM. Individual differences among grapheme-color synesthetes: brain-behavior correlations. Neuron. 2005 Mar 24; 45(6):975-85. PMID: 15797557.
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    56. Ramachandran V. The astonishing Francis Crick. Perception. 2004; 33(10):1151-4. PMID: 15693661.
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    57. Ramachandran V, Hubbard EM. Hearing colors, tasting shapes. Sci Am. 2003 May; 288(5):52-9. PMID: 12701330.
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