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


Product Details

$16.99  $15.63
Ecco Press
Publish Date
September 11, 2012
5.3 X 0.7 X 7.9 inches | 0.45 pounds

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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, and the author of Human: The Science Behind What Makes Your Brain Unique and The Ethical Brain: The Science of Our Moral Dilemmas.


"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)