Lawrence Weiskrantz is Emeritus Professor of Psychology and was Director of the Department of Experimental Psychology at Oxford University from 1967 to 1993. Before that he held an appointment at Cambridge University for eleven years. He earned his B.Sc. degree from Oxford in 1950, and his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1953. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. He has received various awards, including the Craik Prize from Cambridge, the Hughlings Jackson medal from the Royal Society of Medicine, and the William James Fellowship of the American Psychological Society. He delivered the Royal Society's Ferrier Lecture in 1989.
Lawrence Weiskrantz is the author of Blindsight: a case study and implications (OUP 1986), Consciousness Lost and Found: a Neuropsychological Exploration (OUP 1997)and editor of and contributor to Analysis of Behavioural Change (Harper and Row 1968), Neuropsychology of cognitive function (Royal Society 1982), Animal Intelligence (OUP 1985), and Thought Without Language (OUP 1988), Attention: Selection, Awareness, and Control: A Tribute to Donald Broadbent (Clarendon Press 1995), and The Prefrontal Cortex: Executive and Cognitive Functions (OUP 1998)