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


  • Part-time Lecturer, Tufts University, 1952
  • Research Associate, Inst. of Living, 1952-55
  • Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, US National Research Council, 1955-56
  • Research Associate, University of Cambridge, 1956-61
  • Assistant Director of Research, Cambridge, 1961-66
  • Reader in Physiological Psychology, Cambridge Univ., 1966-67.
  • Founding President of the European Brain and Behaviour Society, 1969
  • Professor of Psychology, Oxford University, and Fellow, Magdalen College, Oxford 1967-1993; Professor Emeritus, 1993-.

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

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