Summary of Who's in Charge?

Free Will and the Science of the Brain

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Who's in Charge? book summary
What makes you think you’re in control of yourself?


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Michael S. Gazzaniga, a prolific author in the field of neurobiology, explains discoveries from biology, genetics, neuroscience and physics that contribute to the modern understanding of consciousness. Gazzaniga blends jokes and examples from personal experience into his formal presentation, and he succeeds in making this challenging topic accessible. getAbstract recommends his conceptual explanations to readers seeking to better understand neuroscience or themselves.

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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. He is also the author of The Ethical Brain, The Mind’s Past and Human: The Science Behind What Makes Your Brain Unique.

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    Patrick Brigger 3 years ago
    great read, excellent summary!
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    Julie Smith 3 years ago
    a great read for dinner party discussion and debate

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