“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 the president of the Cognitive Neuroscience Institute, a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences. In addition, he is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and newly elected to serve on its Board of Directors. He is also past president of the Association of Psychological Science and served on the President's Bioethics Council from 2002-2008. The author of 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), he is featured regularly on Public Television and National Public Radio, and his research has been presented on NBC Nightly News and The Today Show. Gazzaniga lives in California with his wife. He has six children.