Saturday, November 5, 2011

New York Times Article "Decoding the Brain’s Cacophony"

Click here to see a great interview with Dr. Michael Gazzaniga, neuroscientist at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  Psychology students might recognize Dr. Gazzaniga as one of the pioneers who studied 'split brain patients' (those who, in an effort to reduce epileptic seizures, had surgery to sever the corpus callosum).  Dr. Gazzaniga's new book discusses the application of neuroscience research, especially in criminal proceedings.  Click here to be taken to a side story titled "Midnight Labs and Martini Time", which lists Gazzaniga's observations on such things as grant proposals, relaxing, and finding the right mentor.