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Who's in Charge? : Free Will and the Science of the Brain.

Author: Michael Gazzaniga
Publisher: New York : Constable & Robinson, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The prevailing orthodoxy in brain science is that since physical laws govern our physical brains, physical laws therefore govern our behaviour and even our conscious selves. Free will is meaningless, goes the mantra; we live in a "determined" world. Not so, argues the renowned neuroscientist Michael S. Gazzaniga as he explains how the mind, "constrains" the brain just as cars are constrained by the traffic they  Read more...
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Gazzaniga, Michael.
Who's in Charge? : Free Will and the Science of the Brain.
New York : Constable & Robinson, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Gazzaniga
ISBN: 9781780337760 1780337760
OCLC Number: 787843977
Description: 1 online resource (356 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; 1 The way we are; 2 The Parallel and Distributed Brain; 3 The Interpreter; 4 Abandoning the concept of free will; 5 The Social Mind; 6 We are the Law; 7 An Afterword; Acknowledgments; Notes; Index.

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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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