We humans have long wondered what separates us from the other animals
— but neuroscientist Michael Gazzaniga may have given the topic more
consideration than most.
Gazzaniga, a pioneer in what's called split-brain research, has just
published Human: The Science Behind What Makes Us Unique. He talks to
Terry Gross about his work, which involves investigating the varying
functions of the left and right sides of our brains, and about how
that research informs our understanding of the brain and human
Gazzaniga has spent the past 45 years studying the functions of the
left and right brain. He's director of the University of
California–Santa Barbara's SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind. He
also serves on the President's Council on Bioethics and is a member of
the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
In addition to Human, Gazzaniga is also the author of The Ethical Brain.
On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 7:43 AM, Kevan Nitzberg <email@example.com> wrote:
> What was said in regards to Dr. Victoria Stevens' work sounds similar to
> what Daniel Pink talks about (in perhaps broader terms), in his book, A
> Whole New Mind, which is also a very stimulating read. He has been making
> presentations on the lecture circuit for quite some time and is in quite
> high demand. The gist of his comments beyond the scientific information
> supporting right brain / left brain functionality and the importance of both
> in different arenas, has to do with how the importance of training the brain
> to be able to engage in more creative thinking is becoming crucial for our
> time. According to Pink, the Conceptual Age is in fact replacing the
> Information Age which is the basis for this new focus on how we learn to
> employ the brain in more artistic, imaginative ways.
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