A lot of timeless questions in philosophy of mind seem relatively answerable by modern advancements in neuroscience and brain science. I was wondering if there are any well-known philosophers to date who have successfully merged their work with a formal background in neuroscience. Steven Pinker comes readily to mind, though I am wondering if there are others.
At least the following researchers have a solid background in both philosophy and neuroscience:
- Patricia Churchland
- Paul Churchland
- Gerhard Roth
Besides their personal homepage I recommend the book
Susan Blackmore: Conversations on Consciousness (2005).
It collects conversations with one of the above and some others researchers from either neuroscience or philosophy of mind.
Added: Update of the list.
Insofar as cognitive science is neuroscience:
Daniel Clement Dennett III (born March 28, 1942) is an American philosopher, writer, and cognitive scientist whose research centers on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, and philosophy of biology, particularly as those fields related to evolutionary biology and cognitive science.