Tales From Both Sides Of The Brain: A Life In Neuroscience

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Author Gazzaniga, Michael S
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Michael S. Gazzaniga, one of the most important neuroscientists of the twentieth century, gives us an exciting behind-the-scenes look at his seminal work on that unlikely couple, the right and left
ain. Foreword by Steven Pinker.In the mid-twentieth century, Michael S. Gazzaniga, “the father of cognitive neuroscience,” was part of a team of pioneering neuroscientists who developed the now foundational split-
ain
ain theory: the notion that the right and left hemispheres of the
ain can act independently from one another and have different strengths.InTales from Both Sides of the Brain, Gazzaniga tells the impassioned story of his life in science and his decades-long journey to understand how the separate spheres of our
ains communicate and miscommunicate with their separate agendas. By turns humorous and moving,Tales from Both Sides of the Braininterweaves Gazzaniga’s scientific achievements with his reflections on the challenges and thrills of working as a scientist. In his engaging and accessible style, he paints a vivid portrait not only of his discovery of split-
ain theory, but also of his comrades in arms—the many patients, friends, and family who have accompanied him on this wild ride of intellectual discovery.