the 150th Anniversary Chair of Science and the Mind at the
University of Sydney. He is the creator of What Makes
a Champion?™, designated an official Olympic Cultural
Event for Beijing 2008.
he was a Guggenheim Fellow at Yale University’s School
of Medicine and a Royal Society Research Fellow at the Physiology
Laboratories of Cambridge University. He is a graduate of
Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
and University College London.
hypothesis that everyone possesses the extraordinary skills
of savants, is declared “startling” by Nature,
“a breakthrough that could lead to a revolution in the
way we understand… the functioning of the human brain”
by the New York Times, “brave and original”
in a New Scientist cover story, and is featured in The
Times of London, the BBC, CNN, and Barbara Walters ABC 20/20.
is recognised for groundbreaking discoveries covering the
fields of visual neurobiology, communications, optical physics
and the mind sciences.
received the world's "foremost prize in communication
and information technology", the Marconi International
Prize, in New York city in December 2001.
He is a
Fellow of the Royal Society of London and the recipient of
its 2001 Clifford Paterson Prize for "contributions
which benefit mankind."
in brain science are hailed in the prestigious journal Nature as "breaking
a 19th century mindset", while his advances in physics
in Science magazine as a "giant step forward" and
featured in the Economist.