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Oxford Handbook of Human Action (Social Cognition & Social Neuroscience) Hardcover – October 16, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0195309980 ISBN-10: 0195309987 Edition: 1st

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  • Series: Social Cognition & Social Neuroscience
  • Hardcover: 672 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (October 16, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195309987
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195309980
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 7.2 x 1.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,035,430 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ezequiel Morsella, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Social Cognitive Neuroscience at San Francisco State University and an Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco.

He conducted his doctoral research at Columbia University and his postdoctoral training at Yale University. His theoretical and experimental research on the mechanisms of human action has appeared in journals such as Psychological Review and Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition

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The photo above was taken in 2004, when Ezequiel Morsella (right) and his brother, Juan Manuel, explored the Parana River system in Argentina.

Ezequiel Morsella, professor of neuroscience and fiction writer, was the youngest of five brothers, born in Buenos Aires but raised in Miami since the age of six. He conducted his doctoral research at Columbia University and his postdoctoral training at Yale. He is now a faculty member at San Francisco State University and the department of neurology at University of California, San Francisco. His research on the brain's conscious and unconscious processes involved in action production (a topic that he has investigated since high school) has led to more than forty scientific publications, including two books: Oxford Handbook of Human Action, and Expressing Oneself/Expressing One's Self: Communication, Cognition, Language, and Identity. In 2010, Morsella was honored to be nominated along with six other neuroscientists/psychologists for the Virtual Nobel Prize in Psychology (organized by the University of Klagenfurt, Austria). His fiction has appeared in literary journals such as Italian Americana and can now all be found in The Octopus Wars. His stories take place during the forties in the wine-making immigrant province of Mendoza, Argentina, where his father, the writer Astur Morsella, was raised. After living in Miami till his early twenties and graduating from the University of Miami (BA, 1996), Ezequiel Morsella resided in New York City for ten years. He now lives with his family in San Francisco.

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0 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Brainwave on April 30, 2011
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The finest review of Human Action available. I literally could not put it down. This scholarly work is a must have for anyone interested in the latest views on how we manage to coordinate ourselves in both our internal and external environments.
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