Sunday, November 29, 2009

All in the Mind - Michael Gazzaniga: Split brains and other heady tales

A replay of a great episode.

Michael Gazzaniga: Split brains and other heady tales (highlight from the archives)

Beyond the hype of left brain versus right brain lies the work of acclaimed neuroscientist Michael Gazzaniga. His career was forged in the lab of Nobel laureate Roger Sperry, and together their trailblazing experiments have illuminated the differences between the brain's two hemispheres. Today he's on the US President's Bioethics Council, heads up a major project on neuroscience and the law, and is a prolific writer of popular neuroscience.

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Michael Gazzaniga
Professor of Psychology
Director, SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind
University of California Santa Barbara

Director, MacArthur Law and Neuroscience Project
Member, Presidents Bioethics Council

Further Information

All in the Mind blog
Host Natasha Mitchell posts to the blog regularly on matters of the psyche. Click on "comments" to share your thoughts.

Review of Michael Gazzaniga's The Ethical Brain
By neurophilosopher Professor Patricia Churchland
Published in American Scientist July-August 2005 Volume 93, Number 4.

The Law and Neuroscience Project

The Dana Arts and Cognition Consortium
Headed by Michael Gazzaniga, the consortium reported their results in March 2008.

Are Human Brains Unique? (Edge article by Michael Gazzaniga)

Presentation speech explaining Roger Sperry's split-brain research,
Roger Sperry was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine in 1981. Michael Gazzaniga started his scientific career in Sperry's lab.

The Split Brain experiments: Play the Game with Mr Split Brainy
Presented by

The Roger W. Sperry site
Includes links to his publications and writings.

12th Annual Kenneth Myer Lecture: Split-brain research explained by Professor Michael Gazzaniga

2008 Human Brain Mapping Conference
Held in Melbourne, Australia.

Books by Professor Michael Gazzaniga.

Left brain Right brain - ABC Science Online.
Online feature by Natasha Mitchell, published on ABC Science Online, 2004

Left brain Right brain: Fact or Fiction? - All in the Mind, ABC Radio National.
Feature broadcast on All in the Mind, ABC Radio National, June 2004.

Mind Reading (Part 1 of 2): Neuroscience in the witness stand
Broadcast on All in the Mind, ABC Radio National, 23 June 2007.

Neuroscience and Law
Broadcast on All in the Mind, ABC Radio National, 7 July 2002.


Title: The Ethical Brain
Author: Michael Gazzaniga
Publisher: Dana Press, 2005
ISBN-10: 1932594019

Title: Human: The Science Behind What Makes Us Unique
Author: Michael S. Gazzaniga
Publisher: Ecco (June 24, 2008)
ISBN-10: 0060892889


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