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
201 World 126 National Orrin Devinsky

Orrin Devinsky

New York University, United States
H-index 108 Citations 45,469 591
202 World 127 National Vinod Menon

Vinod Menon

Stanford University, United States
H-index 108 Citations 71,968 220
203 World 7 National Ian Q. Whishaw

Ian Q. Whishaw

University of Lethbridge, Canada
H-index 108 Citations 41,227 344
204 World 2 National Paolo Calabresi

Paolo Calabresi

Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Italy
H-index 108 Citations 31,486 410
205 World 29 National John Patrick Aggleton

John Patrick Aggleton

Cardiff University, United Kingdom
H-index 108 Citations 39,347 289
206 World 8 National Cheryl L. Grady

Cheryl L. Grady

University of Toronto, Canada
H-index 108 Citations 44,149 257
207 World 30 National Patrick Haggard

Patrick Haggard

University College London, United Kingdom
H-index 108 Citations 44,181 454
208 World 128 National Huda Akil

Huda Akil

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
H-index 107 Citations 40,139 292
209 World 129 National Mark S. George

Mark S. George

Medical University of South Carolina, United States
H-index 107 Citations 38,195 390
210 World 1 National Mu-ming Poo

Mu-ming Poo

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
H-index 107 Citations 46,922 202
211 World 16 National Heiko Braak

Heiko Braak

University of Ulm, Germany
H-index 107 Citations 67,496 227
212 World 9 National Graham L. Collingridge

Graham L. Collingridge

Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Canada
H-index 107 Citations 76,876 295
213 World 130 National Robert A. Koeppe

Robert A. Koeppe

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
H-index 107 Citations 42,522 259
214 World 131 National Leanne M. Williams

Leanne M. Williams

Stanford University, United States
H-index 107 Citations 32,044 312
215 World 132 National Terry E. Robinson

Terry E. Robinson

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
H-index 107 Citations 53,834 206
216 World 10 National Fergus I. M. Craik

Fergus I. M. Craik

University of Toronto, Canada
H-index 106 Citations 74,875 214
217 World 133 National Nina Kraus

Nina Kraus

Northwestern University, United States
H-index 106 Citations 33,530 288
218 World 17 National Ulf Ziemann

Ulf Ziemann

University of Tübingen, Germany
H-index 106 Citations 42,674 340
219 World 134 National Jerome Engel

Jerome Engel

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 106 Citations 51,530 346
220 World 18 National Thomas Hummel

Thomas Hummel

TU Dresden, Germany
H-index 106 Citations 41,780 766
221 World 135 National Hans Lüders

Hans Lüders

Case Western Reserve University, United States
H-index 106 Citations 33,104 305
222 World 31 National Geraint Rees

Geraint Rees

University College London, United Kingdom
H-index 106 Citations 45,383 392
223 World 136 National Ian H. Gotlib

Ian H. Gotlib

Stanford University, United States
H-index 105 Citations 46,874 286
224 World 32 National Mark H. Johnson

Mark H. Johnson

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
H-index 105 Citations 41,693 353
225 World 19 National Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg

Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg

Heidelberg University, Germany
H-index 105 Citations 44,786 295
226 World 137 National Gordon M. Shepherd

Gordon M. Shepherd

Northwestern University, United States
H-index 105 Citations 36,941 301
227 World 1 National Menno P. Witter

Menno P. Witter

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
H-index 105 Citations 45,155 209
228 World 3 National Giorgio Bernardi

Giorgio Bernardi

University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
H-index 104 Citations 32,280 377
229 World 138 National Donald D. Price

Donald D. Price

University of Florida, United States
H-index 104 Citations 44,590 191
230 World 3 National Lutz Jäncke

Lutz Jäncke

University of Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 104 Citations 35,172 377
231 World 139 National Rafael Yuste

Rafael Yuste

Columbia University, United States
H-index 104 Citations 36,241 244
232 World 140 National David A. McCormick

David A. McCormick

University of Oregon, United States
H-index 104 Citations 48,285 170
233 World 2 National Guillén Fernández

Guillén Fernández

Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
H-index 104 Citations 36,808 349
234 World 141 National John A. Sweeney

John A. Sweeney

University of Cincinnati, United States
H-index 103 Citations 32,966 387
235 World 142 National Michael S. Gazzaniga

Michael S. Gazzaniga

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
H-index 103 Citations 58,199 294
236 World 20 National Heinz Wässle

Heinz Wässle

Max Planck Society, Germany
H-index 103 Citations 27,294 166
237 World 143 National Elizabeth A. Phelps

Elizabeth A. Phelps

Harvard University, United States
H-index 103 Citations 53,816 246
238 World 11 National Jean Gotman

Jean Gotman

Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, Canada
H-index 103 Citations 32,557 335
239 World 144 National René Hen

René Hen

Columbia University, United States
H-index 102 Citations 45,232 204
240 World 145 National Howard L. Fields

Howard L. Fields

University of California, San Francisco, United States
H-index 102 Citations 38,534 195
241 World 21 National Rolf-Detlef Treede

Rolf-Detlef Treede

Heidelberg University, Germany
H-index 102 Citations 48,097 309
242 World 146 National Charles E. Schroeder

Charles E. Schroeder

Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, United States
H-index 102 Citations 41,417 264
243 World 147 National John C. Gore

John C. Gore

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, United States
H-index 101 Citations 50,055 301
244 World 5 National Perminder S. Sachdev

Perminder S. Sachdev

UNSW Sydney, Australia
H-index 101 Citations 32,718 448
245 World 148 National Jaak Panksepp

Jaak Panksepp

Washington State University, United States
H-index 101 Citations 53,133 314
246 World 149 National M Deanna

M Deanna

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
H-index 101 Citations 55,703 344
247 World 150 National Gary Aston-Jones

Gary Aston-Jones

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States
H-index 101 Citations 41,362 200
248 World 1 National Tamás F. Freund

Tamás F. Freund

Semmelweis University, Hungary
H-index 101 Citations 36,857 211
249 World 151 National Antonello Bonci

Antonello Bonci

National Institute on Drug Abuse, United States
H-index 101 Citations 32,497 231
250 World 152 National Michela Gallagher

Michela Gallagher

Johns Hopkins University, United States
H-index 101 Citations 36,748 249
251 World 153 National Richard B. Ivry

Richard B. Ivry

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 101 Citations 37,974 284
252 World 154 National Kamil Ugurbil

Kamil Ugurbil

University of Minnesota, United States
H-index 100 Citations 41,670 202
253 World 155 National Ben A. Barres

Ben A. Barres

Stanford University, United States
H-index 100 Citations 57,944 158
254 World 1 National Michal Schwartz

Michal Schwartz

Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
H-index 100 Citations 34,759 269
255 World 2 National Kenneth Hugdahl

Kenneth Hugdahl

Haukeland University Hospital, Norway
H-index 100 Citations 30,944 459
256 World 6 National Evian Gordon

Evian Gordon

University of Sydney, Australia
H-index 100 Citations 28,283 257
257 World 4 National Joram Feldon

Joram Feldon

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 100 Citations 30,054 304
258 World 4 National Paolo Maria Rossini

Paolo Maria Rossini

Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Italy
H-index 100 Citations 40,268 495
259 World 156 National Mark F. Bear

Mark F. Bear

MIT, United States
H-index 100 Citations 57,711 199
260 World 5 National Guy A. Orban

Guy A. Orban

University of Parma, Italy
H-index 100 Citations 29,584 339
261 World 158 National Kent C. Berridge

Kent C. Berridge

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
H-index 100 Citations 62,517 178
262 World 157 National Dennis D. Spencer

Dennis D. Spencer

Yale University, United States
H-index 100 Citations 32,836 285
263 World 12 National Anthony R. McIntosh

Anthony R. McIntosh

University of Toronto, Canada
H-index 100 Citations 37,707 267
264 World 5 National Patrik Vuilleumier

Patrik Vuilleumier

University of Geneva, Switzerland
H-index 100 Citations 36,613 327
265 World 159 National Eric M. Reiman

Eric M. Reiman

Arizona State University, United States
H-index 99 Citations 40,183 262
266 World 160 National Murray Grossman

Murray Grossman

University of Pennsylvania, United States
H-index 99 Citations 35,762 399
267 World 3 National Rainer Goebel

Rainer Goebel

Maastricht University, Netherlands
H-index 99 Citations 33,286 344
268 World 13 National Robert Chen

Robert Chen

University Health Network, Canada
H-index 99 Citations 33,721 339
269 World 161 National Verne S. Caviness

Verne S. Caviness

Harvard University, United States
H-index 99 Citations 37,824 188
270 World 163 National Bruce P. Hermann

Bruce P. Hermann

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
H-index 99 Citations 28,708 355
271 World 162 National B. J. Casey

B. J. Casey

Yale University, United States
H-index 99 Citations 52,466 188
272 World 164 National Scott T. Grafton

Scott T. Grafton

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
H-index 99 Citations 40,691 235
273 World 165 National Yoland Smith

Yoland Smith

Emory University, United States
H-index 99 Citations 29,900 294
274 World 166 National Martha J. Farah

Martha J. Farah

University of Pennsylvania, United States
H-index 99 Citations 46,870 205
275 World 168 National John Polich

John Polich

Scripps Research Institute, United States
H-index 99 Citations 38,796 191
276 World 169 National Steven E. Petersen

Steven E. Petersen

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
H-index 99 Citations 92,977 188
277 World 167 National David A. Prince

David A. Prince

Stanford University, United States
H-index 99 Citations 32,446 227
278 World 2 National Yong He

Yong He

Beijing Normal University, China
H-index 99 Citations 37,891 277
279 World 170 National Roberto Cabeza

Roberto Cabeza

Duke University, United States
H-index 99 Citations 46,501 200
280 World 33 National Jon Driver

Jon Driver

University College London, United Kingdom
H-index 99 Citations 26,280 232
281 World 14 National Mircea Steriade

Mircea Steriade

Université Laval, Canada
H-index 99 Citations 43,474 205
282 World 34 National David I. Perrett

David I. Perrett

University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
H-index 98 Citations 43,705 201
283 World 171 National Patrick W. Mantyh

Patrick W. Mantyh

University of Arizona, United States
H-index 98 Citations 27,357 161
284 World 6 National Klaas E. Stephan

Klaas E. Stephan

University of Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 98 Citations 35,915 273
285 World 173 National Richard A. Andersen

Richard A. Andersen

California Institute of Technology, United States
H-index 98 Citations 43,393 220
286 World 172 National John Jonides

John Jonides

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
H-index 98 Citations 59,918 177
287 World 174 National Richard F. Thompson

Richard F. Thompson

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 98 Citations 41,612 280
288 World 22 National D. Yves von Cramon

D. Yves von Cramon

Max Planck Society, Germany
H-index 98 Citations 30,529 215
289 World 175 National Robert M. Sapolsky

Robert M. Sapolsky

Stanford University, United States
H-index 97 Citations 58,157 225
290 World 35 National Alexei Verkhratsky

Alexei Verkhratsky

University of Manchester, United Kingdom
H-index 97 Citations 41,754 358
291 World 7 National Lars Bäckman

Lars Bäckman

Karolinska Institute, Sweden
H-index 97 Citations 37,220 311
292 World 176 National John C. Mazziotta

John C. Mazziotta

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 97 Citations 57,025 208
293 World 36 National Dario Farina

Dario Farina

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
H-index 97 Citations 30,442 555
294 World 177 National Stephen M. Kosslyn

Stephen M. Kosslyn

Harvard University, United States
H-index 97 Citations 42,511 228
295 World 6 National Carlo Caltagirone

Carlo Caltagirone

University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
H-index 97 Citations 31,659 584
296 World 178 National Joseph L. Price

Joseph L. Price

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
H-index 97 Citations 64,104 137
297 World 8 National Lars Nyberg

Lars Nyberg

Umeå University, Sweden
H-index 97 Citations 39,908 342
298 World 37 National Tim Shallice

Tim Shallice

University College London, United Kingdom
H-index 97 Citations 60,550 261
299 World 1 National Ivan Izquierdo

Ivan Izquierdo

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
H-index 97 Citations 31,448 408
300 World 15 National André Parent

André Parent

Université Laval, Canada
H-index 97 Citations 29,249 200

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