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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.

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"In this book, Gazzaniga uses science AND some truly engaging, witty writing to explain us to us."--CNBC.com
"Brilliantly written and utterly fascinating. Gazzaniga stands as a giant among neuroscientists, for both the quality of his research and his ability to communicate it to a general public with infectious enthusiasm."--Robert Bazell, Chief Science Correspondent, NBC News
"Gazzaniga, a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of California, Santa Barbara (and one of the inventors of the field), takes us on a lively tour through the latest research on brain evolution."--New York Times Book Review
"One could ask for no better guide... compelling, wide-ranging tour."--Daniel Henninger
"[Readers] will enjoy the science he unravels."--Floyd E. Bloom
"The book is an intellectual romp through the cognitive neurosciences . . . a rich testimony to the incredible accomplishments of the human brain in coming to understand itself."--New York Sun
"Michael Gazzaniga shares his considerable insight... compelling, and at the same time, clear."--Dr. Steven E. Hyman
"Wonderfully smart and often funny...I recommend [HUMAN] highly. This book combines succinct views of how we became the amazing animals that we are, the biological bases of morality, and some atonishing futurology."--Titlepage.tv
"A savvy, witty guide to neuroscience today."--Kirkus Reviews
"Gazzaniga is one of the founders of the field of cognitive neuroscience... full of dazzling insights... engaging."----V.S. Ramachandran
"Sweeping, erudite and humorous. . . If you are looking for one book that gives you a Cook's Tour of the human brain, where it came from and where it is heading, this would be an excellent choice."--Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"Readers of Gazzaniga's intriguing insights into the realm of neuroscience are certain to have their consciousnesses pleasantly piqued in numerous ways."--Saturday Evening Post
..".[A] shimmering new book...[Gazzaniga] explains the latest findings from the sciences of mind and brain in a coherent and satisfying narrative. This is the place to look to learn about our best scientific understanding of what it means to be human."--Steven Pinker, author of THE LANGUAGE INSTINCT and HOW THE MIND WORKS
"As wide-ranging as it is deep, and as entertaining as it is informative, the latest offering from University of California at Santa Barbara neuroscientist Gazzaniga (The Ethical Brain) will please a diverse array of readers."--Washington Examiner

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