Michael S. Gazzaniga


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in Los Angeles, California, The United States
December 12, 1939

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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 surgery to control seizures. He has also studied Alzheimer's and Parkinson's patients and reveals important findings in books such as Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of the Mind.

While many of his writings are technical, he also educates and stimulates readers with discussions about the fascinating and mysterious workings of the brain. Books such as
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“Science results from a profoundly social process. The common portrayal—that science emerges from a solitary isolated genius, always laboring alone, not owing anything to anyone—is simply wrong.”
Michael S. Gazzaniga, Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience

“the study of psychophysics proves that it is impossible to bore a German.” Thankfully,”
Michael S. Gazzaniga, Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience

“I believe that things just happen in life, and pretty much after the fact, we make up a story to make it all seem rational. We all like simple stories that suggest a causal chain to life’s events. Yet randomness is ever present.”
Michael S. Gazzaniga, Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience

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