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Michael S. Gazzaniga
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The Social Brain: Discovering The Networks Of The Mind

4.21 of 5 stars 4.21  ·  rating details  ·  19 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published October 1st 1985 by Basic Books (AZ)
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Kyt Dotson
It's neuroscience and fairly solid at that. Doing a good job of speaking down to a lay person (aside from my medical knowledge and a lot of brain studies, I am far behind the concepts related in this book.) It's taken me weeks to read. I am hoping that I might use what I learn from it in some of my fiction; however, a lot of the knowledge in this book is out of date for neuroscientific research. Not the book's fault, it's from the 80s. We've learned a lot since then

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Jun 22, 2007 Eric rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Schizophrenics
Pioneer of Split-Brain research discusses modular theory of consciousness. Here's a guy who knows what he's talking about, and he knows how to say it too. Good for augmenting that Comparative Neuroscience class you're taking, or for reading half-drunk at the beach, like I did.
Tim Petersik
Great ideas, but very poorly written. Was there no editor here?
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Michael S. Gazzaniga, one of the premiere doctors of neuroscience, was born on December 12, 1939 in Los Angeles. Educated at Dartmouth College and California Institute of Technology, he is a professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he heads the new SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind.

His early research examined the subject of epileptics who had undergone surg...more
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