03/27/2015

Michael Gazzaniga: Tales from Both Sides of the Brain

15:16 minutes

The two hemispheres of our brain specialize in different jobs—the right side processes spatial and temporal information, and the left side controls speech and language. How do these two sides come together to create one mind? Pioneering neuroscientist Michael Gazzaniga, author of the new book Tales from Both Sides of the Brain, discusses his early work on discovering how these halves communicate. Read an excerpt from the book here.

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Michael Gazzaniga

Michael Gazzaniga is author of Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience (Ecco, 2015) and director of the SAGE Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara, California.

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