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Who's in charge? : free will and the science of the brain

Author: Michael S Gazzaniga
Publisher: London : Robinson, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Here, Gazzaniga explains how the mind 'constrains' the brain just as cars are constrained by the traffic they create. Writing with what Steven Pinker has called 'his trademark wit and lack of pretension, ' Gazzaniga ranges across neuroscience, psychology and ethics to show how incorrect it is to blame our brains for our behaviour.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
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All Authors / Contributors: Michael S Gazzaniga
ISBN: 9781780337753 1780337752
OCLC Number: 784555668
Description: 260 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Michael S. Gazzaniga.

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A leading neuroscientist makes an incendiary argument defending free-will and responsibility, against the prevailing 'deterministic' view of how our brains control our behaviour.  Read more...

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Gazzaniga is one of the most brilliant experimental neuroscientists in the world. -- Tom Wolfe ... a wide-ranging and enjoyable exploration of how science interrogates the mind. The Economist Big Read more...

 
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