Lawrence Weiskrantz

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Lawrence Weiskrantz (born 28 March 1926) is a British psychologist, who discovered the phenomenon of blindsight, which is the voluntary visually evoked response to a stimulus presented within a scotoma.


He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1980. He was on its council in 1988–1989 and its Ferier lecturer in 1989.


  • Analysis of Behavioural Change, 1967
  • The Neuropsychology of Cognitive Function, 1982
  • Animal Intelligence, 1985
  • Blindsight, 1986
  • Thought Without Language, 1988
  • Consciousness Lost and Found, 1997


Who's Who (UK) 2006