“writes with verve and expertise about the fascinating issues that will confront us as our knowledge of the brain expands.” (Steven Pinker, author of The Blank Slate and How the Mind Works)
“One of the most brilliant experimental neuroscientists in the world... This is a provocative and highly readable book.” (Tom Wolfe)
“An extraordinary book... lucid, provocative, and deeply interesting. This is important and fascinating.” (Kay Redfield Jamison)
“Wonderfully nourishing food for thought. Gazzaniga tackles some of the toughest ethical issues of our time with vigor, intelligence, insight.” (Diane Ackerman)
“The great frontier is the question of how we will deal with one another, this gets us on our way.” (Alan Alda)
“Highly informed account of how our brain forms our beliefs and how we can determine what beliefs serve us best.” (Robert Bazell, chief health and science correspondent, NBC News)
About the Author
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 a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences. He has written many popular science books, including Who's In Charge? (Ecco, 2011), Human (Ecco, 2008), Nature's Mind (Basic, 1992), and Mind Matters (Houghton Mifflin, 1988). Gazzaniga lives in California with his wife and six children.