Who's in Charge? by Michael S. Gazzaniga
Free Will and the Science of the Brain

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Is it ironic that this conclusion of new-fangled brain science echoes the wisdom of old? I, for one, find it reassuring.
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“Big questions are Gazzaniga’s stock in trade.”
New York Times

“Gazzaniga is one of the most brilliant experimental neuroscientists in the world.”
—Tom Wolfe

“Gazzaniga stands as a giant among neuroscientists, for both the quality of his research and his ability to communicate it to a general public with infectious enthusiasm.”
—Robert Bazell, Chief Science Correspondent, NBC News

The author of Human, Michael S. Gazzaniga has been called the “father of cognitive neuroscience.” In his remarkable book, Who’s in Charge?, he makes a powerful and provocative argument that counters the common wisdom that our lives are wholly determined by physical processes we cannot control. His well-reasoned case against the idea that we live in a “determined” world is fascinating and liberating, solidifying his place among the likes of Oliver Sacks, Antonio Damasio, V.S. Ramachandran, and other bestselling science authors exploring the mysteries of the human brain.

 

About Michael S. Gazzaniga

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Michael S. Gazzaniga is the director of the SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the president of the Cognitive Neuroscience Institute, the founding director of the MacArthur Foundation’s Law and Neuroscience Project, and a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences. He lives in California.
 
Published November 15, 2011 by Ecco. 275 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Law & Philosophy, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Jeffrey Foss on Mar 02 2012

Is it ironic that this conclusion of new-fangled brain science echoes the wisdom of old? I, for one, find it reassuring.

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