Michael S. Gazzaniga is internationally recognized in the field of neuroscience and a pioneer in cognitive research. He is the director of the SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of many popular science books, including Who's in Charge? (Ecco, 2011). He has six children and lives in California with his wife.
"A fascinating affirmation of our essential humanity."--Kirkus
"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)
"Gazzaniga is a towering figure in contemporary neurobiology. . . . Who's in Charge? is a joy to read."--Wall Street Journal
"Terrific. . . . [An] engrossing study of the mechanics of thought."--Publishers Weekly
"[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