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.
The frontiers of neuroscience was also the subject of a World Economic Forum IdeasLab presented in 2011 by I-han Chou. You can see the full video above.
Who’s in Charge? Free Will and the Science of the Brain is published by Constable & Robinson
This book review is provided by getAbstract
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