Top Neuroscience Scientists

This 1st edition of top scientists ranking for Neuroscience was published by Research.com, one of the major websites for Neuroscience research offering credible data on scientific contributions since 2014.

The ranking contains h-index, publications and citations values collected on December 6th, 2021. Show more

Our top scientists ranking is a reliable list of leading scientists from the area of Neuroscience, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Neuroscience, over 9,233 profiles were examined.

The h-index threshold for approving a scholar to be considered is set to 30 if most of their publications are in the field of Neuroscience. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the discipline h-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The discipline h-index threshold for listing top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered into the ranking.

Because the main goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking whilst without doubt we believe that numbers are never meant to be an obsolete measure to quantify the precious contributions of scientists. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a metric defining a scientist’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s h-index using data compiled Microsoft Graph, which is the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.

Our aim is to inspire scholars, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.

World
National
Scholar
H-index
Citations
Publications
901 World 18 National Irene Tobler

Irene Tobler

University of Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 70 Citations 14,564 129
902 World 69 National Heinz Beck

Heinz Beck

University of Bonn, Germany
H-index 70 Citations 10,976 120
903 World 8 National Marcel Brass

Marcel Brass

Ghent University, Belgium
H-index 70 Citations 23,570 240
904 World 476 National Yang Dan

Yang Dan

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 70 Citations 19,875 104
905 World 477 National Edward S. Boyden

Edward S. Boyden

MIT, United States
H-index 69 Citations 28,603 162
906 World 478 National William C. Mobley

William C. Mobley

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 69 Citations 16,231 125
907 World 479 National Brian A. Wandell

Brian A. Wandell

Stanford University, United States
H-index 69 Citations 20,850 134
908 World 18 National Roland S. Johansson

Roland S. Johansson

Umeå University, Sweden
H-index 69 Citations 28,210 118
909 World 44 National Michael W. Salter

Michael W. Salter

University of Toronto, Canada
H-index 69 Citations 26,680 123
910 World 480 National David Kleinfeld

David Kleinfeld

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 69 Citations 18,706 143
911 World 13 National Kazuhide Inoue

Kazuhide Inoue

Kyushu University, Japan
H-index 69 Citations 17,999 189
912 World 481 National Tzyy-Ping Jung

Tzyy-Ping Jung

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 69 Citations 30,284 235
913 World 14 National Tetsuya Suhara

Tetsuya Suhara

National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology, Japan
H-index 69 Citations 19,291 291
914 World 19 National Hans-Peter Lipp

Hans-Peter Lipp

University of Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 69 Citations 17,013 126
915 World 20 National Stefan Knecht

Stefan Knecht

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 69 Citations 18,671 155
916 World 25 National Alain Destexhe

Alain Destexhe

Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS, France
H-index 69 Citations 19,667 192
917 World 28 National Roy P.C. Kessels

Roy P.C. Kessels

Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
H-index 69 Citations 17,795 316
918 World 45 National Liisa A.M. Galea

Liisa A.M. Galea

University of British Columbia, Canada
H-index 69 Citations 15,872 139
919 World 31 National Michele Zoli

Michele Zoli

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
H-index 69 Citations 19,795 185
920 World 1 National Allan V. Kalueff

Allan V. Kalueff

Ural Federal University, Russia
H-index 69 Citations 16,763 232
921 World 70 National Arthur M. Jacobs

Arthur M. Jacobs

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
H-index 69 Citations 14,434 178
922 World 98 National Lawrence Weiskrantz

Lawrence Weiskrantz

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
H-index 69 Citations 19,752 149
923 World 482 National Marisa Carrasco

Marisa Carrasco

New York University, United States
H-index 69 Citations 19,975 252
924 World 71 National Alexander Borst

Alexander Borst

Max Planck Society, Germany
H-index 69 Citations 14,446 154
925 World 21 National Carmen Sandi

Carmen Sandi

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
H-index 69 Citations 13,065 168
926 World 20 National David K. Ryugo

David K. Ryugo

Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia
H-index 69 Citations 12,058 140
927 World 484 National Imad Najm

Imad Najm

Cleveland Clinic, United States
H-index 69 Citations 16,073 235
928 World 483 National Tracey J. Shors

Tracey J. Shors

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States
H-index 69 Citations 19,919 110
929 World 485 National Elizabeth A. Kensinger

Elizabeth A. Kensinger

Boston College, United States
H-index 69 Citations 16,927 157
930 World 72 National Wilfrid Jänig

Wilfrid Jänig

Kiel University, Germany
H-index 69 Citations 16,004 187
931 World 486 National Wim Vanduffel

Wim Vanduffel

Harvard University, United States
H-index 69 Citations 17,723 226
932 World 487 National Dardo Tomasi

Dardo Tomasi

National Institutes of Health, United States
H-index 69 Citations 16,512 148
933 World 46 National Michael Petrides

Michael Petrides

Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, Canada
H-index 69 Citations 17,121 139
934 World 4 National Wickliffe C. Abraham

Wickliffe C. Abraham

University of Otago, New Zealand
H-index 69 Citations 17,840 146
935 World 10 National Xi-Nian Zuo

Xi-Nian Zuo

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
H-index 69 Citations 27,629 148
936 World 1 National Nibaldo C. Inestrosa

Nibaldo C. Inestrosa

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
H-index 68 Citations 14,981 231
937 World 488 National Jeremy M. Wolfe

Jeremy M. Wolfe

Brigham and Women's Hospital, United States
H-index 68 Citations 29,116 204
938 World 32 National Francesco Lacquaniti

Francesco Lacquaniti

University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
H-index 68 Citations 17,315 179
939 World 99 National Matthew Botvinick

Matthew Botvinick

University College London, United Kingdom
H-index 68 Citations 52,803 121
940 World 100 National David Attwell

David Attwell

University College London, United Kingdom
H-index 68 Citations 26,245 133
941 World 47 National Neil J. MacLusky

Neil J. MacLusky

University of Guelph, Canada
H-index 68 Citations 14,481 107
942 World 489 National Bruce R. Ransom

Bruce R. Ransom

University of Washington, United States
H-index 68 Citations 16,952 138
943 World 490 National Roger P. Woods

Roger P. Woods

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 68 Citations 32,708 132
944 World 101 National Jason D. Warren

Jason D. Warren

University College London, United Kingdom
H-index 68 Citations 13,815 242
945 World 491 National J. Michael McIntosh

J. Michael McIntosh

University of Utah, United States
H-index 68 Citations 13,687 185
946 World 26 National M. Le Moal

M. Le Moal

Inserm : Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale, France
H-index 68 Citations 21,245 163
947 World 492 National William S. Cain

William S. Cain

Michigan State University, United States
H-index 68 Citations 12,893 140
948 World 73 National Michael Strupp

Michael Strupp

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
H-index 68 Citations 13,438 218
949 World 493 National Fernando Gomez-Pinilla

Fernando Gomez-Pinilla

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 68 Citations 23,114 111
950 World 494 National Damir Janigro

Damir Janigro

Case Western Reserve University, United States
H-index 68 Citations 12,875 135
951 World 495 National Patrick M. Dougherty

Patrick M. Dougherty

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, United States
H-index 68 Citations 12,884 153
952 World 496 National Elizabeth R. Sowell

Elizabeth R. Sowell

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 68 Citations 26,663 113
953 World 497 National Helen J. Neville

Helen J. Neville

University of Oregon, United States
H-index 68 Citations 19,334 110
954 World 498 National Bharat B. Biswal

Bharat B. Biswal

New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
H-index 68 Citations 38,292 291
955 World 499 National Douglas A. Coulter

Douglas A. Coulter

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, United States
H-index 68 Citations 14,444 137
956 World 6 National Eugen Trinka

Eugen Trinka

Paracelsus Medical University, Austria
H-index 68 Citations 16,176 401
957 World 21 National Lesley J. Rogers

Lesley J. Rogers

University of New England, Australia
H-index 68 Citations 16,210 155
958 World 22 National Daphne Bavelier

Daphne Bavelier

University of Geneva, Switzerland
H-index 68 Citations 24,844 137
959 World 102 National Dimitri M. Kullmann

Dimitri M. Kullmann

University College London, United Kingdom
H-index 68 Citations 16,113 186
960 World 48 National Paul W. Frankland

Paul W. Frankland

University of Toronto, Canada
H-index 68 Citations 23,998 151
961 World 500 National Gregory D. Cascino

Gregory D. Cascino

Mayo Clinic, United States
H-index 68 Citations 16,335 177
962 World 105 National Louis Lemieux

Louis Lemieux

University College London, United Kingdom
H-index 68 Citations 15,042 177
963 World 103 National J. N. P. Rawlins

J. N. P. Rawlins

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
H-index 68 Citations 25,231 107
964 World 74 National Hans-Christian Pape

Hans-Christian Pape

University of Münster, Germany
H-index 68 Citations 17,644 192
965 World 104 National Mark R. Symms

Mark R. Symms

University College London, United Kingdom
H-index 68 Citations 12,126 109
966 World 75 National Axel Schleicher

Axel Schleicher

Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
H-index 68 Citations 20,197 143
967 World 6 National Thomas Sinkjær

Thomas Sinkjær

Aalborg University, Denmark
H-index 68 Citations 13,621 235
968 World 501 National Eberhard E. Fetz

Eberhard E. Fetz

University of Washington, United States
H-index 68 Citations 18,227 146
969 World 27 National Béatrice Desgranges

Béatrice Desgranges

Université de Caen Normandie, France
H-index 68 Citations 15,084 167
970 World 76 National Andrea Antal

Andrea Antal

University of Göttingen, Germany
H-index 68 Citations 22,745 164
971 World 33 National Stefano Panzeri

Stefano Panzeri

Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
H-index 68 Citations 16,865 210
972 World 77 National Simone Kühn

Simone Kühn

Max Planck Society, Germany
H-index 68 Citations 12,358 247
973 World 502 National Gregory A. Miller

Gregory A. Miller

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 68 Citations 18,566 190
974 World 28 National Daniel S. Margulies

Daniel S. Margulies

Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS, France
H-index 68 Citations 23,036 219
975 World 505 National Jin Mo Chung

Jin Mo Chung

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, United States
H-index 68 Citations 20,566 118
976 World 29 National Luis Garcia-Larrea

Luis Garcia-Larrea

Inserm : Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale, France
H-index 68 Citations 19,571 188
977 World 504 National Chiara Cirelli

Chiara Cirelli

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
H-index 68 Citations 21,772 139
978 World 106 National Mitul A. Mehta

Mitul A. Mehta

King's College London, United Kingdom
H-index 68 Citations 13,845 171
979 World 503 National S. Murray Sherman

S. Murray Sherman

University of Chicago, United States
H-index 68 Citations 16,544 141
980 World 506 National Thomas L. Babb

Thomas L. Babb

Cleveland Clinic, United States
H-index 68 Citations 15,406 108
981 World 108 National Andrew J. Todd

Andrew J. Todd

University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
H-index 68 Citations 14,497 124
982 World 107 National Gareth Leng

Gareth Leng

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
H-index 68 Citations 15,699 215
983 World 507 National Amelia J. Eisch

Amelia J. Eisch

University of Pennsylvania, United States
H-index 68 Citations 24,212 126
984 World 509 National Silvia A. Bunge

Silvia A. Bunge

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 68 Citations 20,032 138
985 World 510 National Mark T. Wallace

Mark T. Wallace

Vanderbilt University, United States
H-index 68 Citations 15,348 178
986 World 508 National Norman M. Weinberger

Norman M. Weinberger

University of California, Irvine, United States
H-index 68 Citations 15,104 158
987 World 78 National Eckart D. Gundelfinger

Eckart D. Gundelfinger

Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Germany
H-index 67 Citations 14,019 158
988 World 49 National Ronald Melzack

Ronald Melzack

McGill University, Canada
H-index 67 Citations 46,648 117
989 World 50 National Freda D. Miller

Freda D. Miller

University of Toronto, Canada
H-index 67 Citations 16,267 116
990 World 511 National Todd B. Parrish

Todd B. Parrish

Northwestern University, United States
H-index 67 Citations 20,549 162
991 World 512 National Daniel H. Lowenstein

Daniel H. Lowenstein

University of California, San Francisco, United States
H-index 67 Citations 22,032 112
992 World 9 National Minna Huotilainen

Minna Huotilainen

University of Helsinki, Finland
H-index 67 Citations 15,333 202
993 World 23 National David P. Wolfer

David P. Wolfer

University of Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 67 Citations 15,213 123
994 World 514 National Nicholas M. Barbaro

Nicholas M. Barbaro

Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, United States
H-index 67 Citations 16,242 139
995 World 8 National Eero Castrén

Eero Castrén

University of Helsinki, Finland
H-index 67 Citations 18,668 150
996 World 515 National Jeff H. Duyn

Jeff H. Duyn

National Institutes of Health, United States
H-index 67 Citations 18,088 108
997 World 513 National Dorene M. Rentz

Dorene M. Rentz

Brigham and Women's Hospital, United States
H-index 67 Citations 20,214 219
998 World 517 National Rebecca Saxe

Rebecca Saxe

MIT, United States
H-index 67 Citations 21,370 133
999 World 518 National Kenneth R. Pugh

Kenneth R. Pugh

Haskins Laboratories, United States
H-index 67 Citations 22,378 136
1000 World 51 National Robert Gerlai

Robert Gerlai

University of Toronto, Canada
H-index 67 Citations 15,897 172

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