Simon LeVay

British-American neuroscientist (born 1943)

Simon LeVay (born 28 August 1943) is a British neuroscientist and author known for his studies about brain structures and sexuality.

Simon Levay, 2010


  • Scientists are supposed to live in ivory towers. Their darkrooms and their vibration-proof benches are supposed to isolate their activities from the disturbances of common life. What they tell us is supposed to be for the ages, not for the next election. But the reality may be otherwise.
    • Queer Science: The Use and Abuse of Research into Homosexuality, 1996, Cambridge: MIT Press. p. 9
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