Michael Gazzaniga Reflects on a Life in Neuroscience

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Michael Gazzaniga is often referred to as the father of cognitive neuroscience. He is most famous for pioneering "split-brain research," the study of how the left and right hemispheres of the brain function independently of each other. His new memoir "Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience," chronicles his 50-year career at the frontier of scientific discovery, and his steady realization that "science is not this lonely, austere thing," but through fruitful collaboration "makes for a great life inside the lab."


Michael Gazzaniga, director of the SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind at UC Santa Barbara, president of the Cognitive Neuroscience Institute and author of books including "Tales from Both Sides of the Brain"