Who's in Charge?: Free Will and the Science of the Brain

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$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Ecco Press
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.3 X 7.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780061906114

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About the Author

Michael S. Gazzaniga is internationally recognized in the field of neuroscience and a pioneer in cognitive research. He is the director of the SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of many popular science books, including Who's in Charge? (Ecco, 2011). He has six children and lives in California with his wife.

Reviews

"Terrific. . . . [An] engrossing study of the mechanics of thought."--Publishers Weekly
"Fascinating. . . . [An] intriguing and persuasive treatment of the moral implications of modern neuroscience."--Reason.com
"From one of the world's leading thinkers comes a thought-provoking book on how we think and how we act. . . . An exciting, stimulating, and at times even funny read that helps us further understand ourselves, our actions, and our world."--CNBC.com, Best Books for the Holidays
"Fascinating. . . . Gazzaniga uses a lifetime of experience in neuroscientific research to argue that free will is alive and well."--Salon.com
"An utterly captivating and fascinating read that addresses issues of consciousness and free will and, in the end, offers suggestions as to how these ideas may or may not inform legal matters."--Daily Texan
"A fascinating affirmation of our essential humanity."--Kirkus Reviews
"Gazzaniga is a towering figure in contemporary neurobiology. . . . Who's in Charge? is a joy to read."--Wall Street Journal
"[The] scope of Michael S. Gazzaniga's Who's in Charge? is huge--it tackles the age-old debate of free will [and] offers a lot to consider about what Gazzaniga deems the 'scientific problem of the century.'"--Portland Mercury
"This exciting, stimulating, and sometimes even funny book challenges us to think in new ways about that most mysterious part of us--the part that makes us think we're us."--Alan Alda, actor and host of Scientific American Frontiers
"A fascinating, accessible, and often humorous read for anyone with a brain! And a must-read for neuroscientists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and criminal attorneys."--Library Journal (starred review)