Dr. Michael S. Gazzaniga
November 3, 2015
Dr. Michael S. Gazzaniga, one of the most important neuroscientists of the twentieth century, spoke about his book, Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience. One of the founders of the field of cognitive neuroscience, Dr. Gazzaniga recounted his decade long journey to understand how the separate spheres of our brains communicate and miscommunicate with their separate agendas. Dr. Gazzaniga is a Professor of Psychology at UC Santa Barbara and the Director of UCSB's SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind. He serves as the president of the Cognitive Neuroscience Institute and is also the founding director of the MacArthur Foundation's Law and Neuroscience Project. Dr. Gazzaniga has written numerous books for the lay public including The Social Brain, Mind Matters, Nature's Mind, Who’s In Charge, and What Makes Us Human.