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 9,228 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
1 World 1 National Trevor W. Robbins

Trevor W. Robbins

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
H-index 234 Citations 174,455 843
2 World 2 National Raymond J. Dolan

Raymond J. Dolan

University College London, United Kingdom
H-index 226 Citations 176,826 757
3 World 1 National Bruce S. McEwen

Bruce S. McEwen

Rockefeller University, United States
H-index 223 Citations 216,493 786
4 World 3 National Karl J. Friston

Karl J. Friston

University College London, United Kingdom
H-index 201 Citations 168,111 790
5 World 2 National Fred H. Gage

Fred H. Gage

Salk Institute for Biological Studies, United States
H-index 200 Citations 174,957 629
6 World 3 National Eric R. Kandel

Eric R. Kandel

Columbia University, United States
H-index 197 Citations 136,656 517
7 World 4 National Mark Hallett

Mark Hallett

National Institutes of Health, United States
H-index 196 Citations 131,436 848
8 World 4 National Chris D. Frith

Chris D. Frith

University College London, United Kingdom
H-index 195 Citations 161,642 468
9 World 5 National John Q. Trojanowski

John Q. Trojanowski

University of Pennsylvania, United States
H-index 188 Citations 130,744 708
10 World 6 National Alvaro Pascual-Leone

Alvaro Pascual-Leone

Harvard University, United States
H-index 185 Citations 125,335 810
11 World 5 National Edward T. Bullmore

Edward T. Bullmore

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
H-index 180 Citations 126,914 568
12 World 7 National Nora D. Volkow

Nora D. Volkow

National Institute on Drug Abuse, United States
H-index 178 Citations 125,589 748
13 World 8 National Daniel R. Weinberger

Daniel R. Weinberger

Johns Hopkins University, United States
H-index 176 Citations 123,332 621
14 World 1 National Anders Björklund

Anders Björklund

Lund University, Sweden
H-index 176 Citations 89,411 521
15 World 9 National Eric J. Nestler

Eric J. Nestler

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States
H-index 174 Citations 124,504 484
16 World 10 National Larry R. Squire

Larry R. Squire

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 173 Citations 125,430 437
17 World 1 National John R. Hodges

John R. Hodges

University of Sydney, Australia
H-index 168 Citations 100,427 722
18 World 11 National Paul M. Thompson

Paul M. Thompson

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 167 Citations 112,031 978
19 World 12 National Terrence J. Sejnowski

Terrence J. Sejnowski

Salk Institute for Biological Studies, United States
H-index 167 Citations 115,885 624
20 World 6 National Edmund T. Rolls

Edmund T. Rolls

University of Warwick, United Kingdom
H-index 167 Citations 99,128 550
21 World 1 National Alan C. Evans

Alan C. Evans

McGill University, Canada
H-index 166 Citations 118,499 550
22 World 1 National Niels Birbaumer

Niels Birbaumer

University of Tübingen, Germany
H-index 166 Citations 90,698 663
23 World 13 National Roger A. Nicoll

Roger A. Nicoll

University of California, San Francisco, United States
H-index 163 Citations 86,111 305
24 World 14 National Daniel L. Schacter

Daniel L. Schacter

Harvard University, United States
H-index 163 Citations 118,887 488
25 World 2 National Tomas Hökfelt

Tomas Hökfelt

Karolinska Institute, Sweden
H-index 162 Citations 93,899 729
26 World 3 National Kaj Blennow

Kaj Blennow

University of Gothenburg, Sweden
H-index 162 Citations 108,733 1,370
27 World 15 National György Buzsáki

György Buzsáki

New York University, United States
H-index 162 Citations 113,482 405
28 World 16 National Joseph E. LeDoux

Joseph E. LeDoux

New York University, United States
H-index 161 Citations 133,307 452
29 World 17 National Arthur W. Toga

Arthur W. Toga

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 160 Citations 101,430 643
30 World 18 National John D. E. Gabrieli

John D. E. Gabrieli

MIT, United States
H-index 160 Citations 89,048 413
31 World 19 National Karl Deisseroth

Karl Deisseroth

Stanford University, United States
H-index 158 Citations 100,877 412
32 World 20 National M.-Marsel Mesulam

M.-Marsel Mesulam

Northwestern University, United States
H-index 156 Citations 90,971 417
33 World 1 National Stanislas Dehaene

Stanislas Dehaene

Collège de France, France
H-index 155 Citations 108,489 389
34 World 21 National Richard J. Davidson

Richard J. Davidson

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
H-index 155 Citations 104,313 378
35 World 22 National Stephen G. Waxman

Stephen G. Waxman

Yale University, United States
H-index 154 Citations 77,053 751
36 World 2 National Karl Zilles

Karl Zilles

Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
H-index 154 Citations 88,901 622
37 World 23 National Carl W. Cotman

Carl W. Cotman

University of California, Irvine, United States
H-index 153 Citations 83,291 490
38 World 4 National Kjell Fuxe

Kjell Fuxe

Karolinska Institute, Sweden
H-index 152 Citations 89,602 1,023
39 World 24 National Marcus E. Raichle

Marcus E. Raichle

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
H-index 151 Citations 145,887 300
40 World 25 National Jonathan D. Cohen

Jonathan D. Cohen

Princeton University, United States
H-index 149 Citations 175,240 329
41 World 26 National Patricia S. Goldman-Rakic

Patricia S. Goldman-Rakic

Yale University, United States
H-index 149 Citations 92,886 258
42 World 27 National Christof Koch

Christof Koch

Allen Institute for Brain Science, United States
H-index 146 Citations 119,940 462
43 World 28 National Randy L. Buckner

Randy L. Buckner

Harvard University, United States
H-index 146 Citations 132,030 279
44 World 3 National Wolf Singer

Wolf Singer

Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Germany
H-index 146 Citations 97,406 489
45 World 29 National Floyd E. Bloom

Floyd E. Bloom

Scripps Research Institute, United States
H-index 145 Citations 79,470 399
46 World 30 National Clifford B. Saper

Clifford B. Saper

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, United States
H-index 145 Citations 85,208 305
47 World 7 National John S. Duncan

John S. Duncan

University College London, United Kingdom
H-index 145 Citations 96,124 733
48 World 31 National Leonardo G. Cohen

Leonardo G. Cohen

National Institutes of Health, United States
H-index 145 Citations 76,249 348
49 World 2 National Samuel F. Berkovic

Samuel F. Berkovic

University of Melbourne, Australia
H-index 144 Citations 69,289 547
50 World 1 National Risto Näätänen

Risto Näätänen

University of Tartu, Estonia
H-index 144 Citations 80,817 462
51 World 32 National Anders M. Dale

Anders M. Dale

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 143 Citations 120,356 441
52 World 33 National Ruben C. Gur

Ruben C. Gur

University of Pennsylvania, United States
H-index 142 Citations 66,560 519
53 World 1 National Richard S. J. Frackowiak

Richard S. J. Frackowiak

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
H-index 142 Citations 91,223 237
54 World 34 National Robert C. Malenka

Robert C. Malenka

Stanford University, United States
H-index 141 Citations 90,615 249
55 World 5 National Henrik Zetterberg

Henrik Zetterberg

University of Gothenburg, Sweden
H-index 141 Citations 75,443 1,236
56 World 35 National Mark D'Esposito

Mark D'Esposito

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 141 Citations 69,850 394
57 World 36 National Deepak N. Pandya

Deepak N. Pandya

Boston University, United States
H-index 141 Citations 67,065 211
58 World 37 National Michael I. Posner

Michael I. Posner

University of Oregon, United States
H-index 140 Citations 134,793 303
59 World 4 National Christian E. Elger

Christian E. Elger

University Hospital Bonn, Germany
H-index 140 Citations 68,957 662
60 World 38 National Joanna S. Fowler

Joanna S. Fowler

Brookhaven National Laboratory, United States
H-index 138 Citations 68,874 365
61 World 8 National Barry J. Everitt

Barry J. Everitt

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
H-index 138 Citations 72,642 317
62 World 39 National Clifford J. Woolf

Clifford J. Woolf

Boston Children's Hospital, United States
H-index 137 Citations 94,211 348
63 World 40 National William J. Jagust

William J. Jagust

Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, United States
H-index 137 Citations 77,036 478
64 World 41 National Pasko Rakic

Pasko Rakic

Yale University, United States
H-index 137 Citations 74,084 314
65 World 42 National Peter T. Fox

Peter T. Fox

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, United States
H-index 136 Citations 89,450 440
66 World 9 National David J. Brooks

David J. Brooks

Newcastle University, United Kingdom
H-index 135 Citations 75,097 536
67 World 10 National Barbara J. Sahakian

Barbara J. Sahakian

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
H-index 135 Citations 67,391 404
68 World 43 National Patrick R. Hof

Patrick R. Hof

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States
H-index 135 Citations 68,658 591
69 World 44 National Godfrey D. Pearlson

Godfrey D. Pearlson

Yale University, United States
H-index 134 Citations 61,628 534
70 World 45 National Larry W. Swanson

Larry W. Swanson

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 134 Citations 75,932 242
71 World 46 National Daniel C. Javitt

Daniel C. Javitt

Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, United States
H-index 134 Citations 53,736 418
72 World 3 National Ingrid E. Scheffer

Ingrid E. Scheffer

Royal Children's Hospital, Australia
H-index 134 Citations 72,711 542
73 World 47 National Joshua R. Sanes

Joshua R. Sanes

Harvard University, United States
H-index 133 Citations 58,303 270
74 World 48 National Jon H. Kaas

Jon H. Kaas

Vanderbilt University, United States
H-index 133 Citations 57,791 472
75 World 11 National Paul M. Matthews

Paul M. Matthews

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
H-index 132 Citations 74,666 336
76 World 49 National Vince D. Calhoun

Vince D. Calhoun

Georgia State University, United States
H-index 132 Citations 75,066 950
77 World 1 National Riitta Hari

Riitta Hari

Aalto University, Finland
H-index 132 Citations 59,745 454
78 World 50 National Scott L. Rauch

Scott L. Rauch

McLean Hospital, United States
H-index 131 Citations 76,841 298
79 World 51 National Robert W. McCarley

Robert W. McCarley

Harvard Medical School, United States
H-index 131 Citations 62,505 488
80 World 52 National Mark H. Tuszynski

Mark H. Tuszynski

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 131 Citations 48,991 324
81 World 12 National Richard E. Passingham

Richard E. Passingham

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
H-index 131 Citations 65,432 259
82 World 1 National Giacomo Rizzolatti

Giacomo Rizzolatti

University of Parma, Italy
H-index 131 Citations 133,818 281
83 World 5 National Nikos K. Logothetis

Nikos K. Logothetis

Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Germany
H-index 131 Citations 69,821 513
84 World 53 National Bruce R. Rosen

Bruce R. Rosen

Harvard University, United States
H-index 130 Citations 87,631 324
85 World 6 National Walter Paulus

Walter Paulus

University of Göttingen, Germany
H-index 130 Citations 72,171 441
86 World 2 National Jean-Pierre Changeux

Jean-Pierre Changeux

Collège de France, France
H-index 129 Citations 67,005 325
87 World 54 National Steven F. Maier

Steven F. Maier

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
H-index 129 Citations 63,403 367
88 World 55 National Arthur F. Kramer

Arthur F. Kramer

Northeastern University, United States
H-index 129 Citations 76,396 482
89 World 56 National John T. Cacioppo

John T. Cacioppo

University of Chicago, United States
H-index 128 Citations 109,133 291
90 World 57 National Melitta Schachner

Melitta Schachner

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States
H-index 128 Citations 52,636 552
91 World 13 National Charles David Marsden

Charles David Marsden

King's College London, United Kingdom
H-index 128 Citations 54,444 411
92 World 58 National Adolf Pfefferbaum

Adolf Pfefferbaum

Stanford University, United States
H-index 127 Citations 52,727 468
93 World 59 National David A. Lewis

David A. Lewis

University of Pittsburgh, United States
H-index 127 Citations 57,234 386
94 World 7 National Gereon R. Fink

Gereon R. Fink

University of Cologne, Germany
H-index 127 Citations 70,810 656
95 World 8 National Simon B. Eickhoff

Simon B. Eickhoff

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
H-index 127 Citations 64,257 592
96 World 3 National Yves Agid

Yves Agid

Inserm : Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale, France
H-index 126 Citations 51,087 360
97 World 60 National Bruce Fischl

Bruce Fischl

Harvard University, United States
H-index 126 Citations 118,280 324
98 World 9 National Jan Born

Jan Born

University of Tübingen, Germany
H-index 126 Citations 62,521 445
99 World 61 National Steven A. Hillyard

Steven A. Hillyard

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 126 Citations 69,132 222
100 World 62 National Michael W. Weiner

Michael W. Weiner

University of California, San Francisco, United States
H-index 125 Citations 48,451 448

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