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07-05-15 : Dr. Michael Gazzaniga Tells 'Tales from Both Sides of the Brain'

A Life in Neuroscience Reveals the Life of Science

White lab coats, carefully inscribed notebooks, pristine labs, and walls festooned with giant monitors displaying psychedelically colored images of the living brain. The scribbling needles of EEG graphs. We all know what we want neuroscience to look like.

But how does it feel? Dr. Michael Gazzaniga, a living legend of neuroscience, tells us exactly how it feels to do science in 'Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience.' The bottom line; social, — human.

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07-05-15: A 2015 Interview with Michael S. Gazzaniga

"We made the first observation and BAM there was the disconnection effect..."
— Michael S. Gazzaniga

I was honored. Dr. Michael Gazzaniga's schedule was pretty packed as he traveled to support his book 'Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience.' By virtue of his generosity and my own travels, I had the opportunity to speak with him at his home just south of Santa Barbara on a bright, windy, spring day.

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