ALPHABETICAL BRAIN™ VOCABULARY
HUMANIST HUB
OF SECULAR SCIENCE STARS
MICHAEL GAZZANIGA

June 20, 2020

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Note: The great neuroscience pioneer Michael Gazzaniga has written many wonderful books about brain research. The following links are to four online book outlines and many reviews. The books should be read throughout the Humanist Galaxy of freethinking secular humanists.

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Four of his most recent books, [1] THE CONSCIOUSNESS INSTINCT: Unraveling the Mystery of How the Brain Makes the Mind, was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018 (274 pages); [2] TALES FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE BRAIN: A Life in Neuroscience with a Foreword by Steven Pinker. published by HarperCollins, 2015 (428 pages); [3] WHO'S IN CHARGE?: Free Will and the Science of the Brain, published by HarperCollins, 2011 (260 pages); and [4] HUMAN: The Science Behind What Makes Your Brain Unique, published by Ecco, 2009 (464 pages).

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All four of Gazzaniga's books are representative of his major discoveries about brain functions. They make transparent and accessible brain data that explains the various shifts in the description of the structure of the brain and the functions of the mind during the past century. His research suggests that the brain is actually a "confederation of independent modules working together."

His brain research over several decades and his collaboration with other innovative brain scientists has provided solid brain knowledge for discussing the history of scientific thinking about the brain and mind. Also his wide experimental background has given him the big-picture view of what science has revealed about human consciousness.

By understanding how consciousness emanates from an organization of identifiable brain parts and mental functions, you will be able to better understand your own willpower and behavior. Also, you will be able to better anticipate what is in store for the future of brain science and the many disruptive aspects of the rapid advances in artificial intelligence from a secular humanistic value system.

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Book 1:
THE CONSCIOUSNESS INSTINCT:
Unraveling the Mystery
of how the Brain Makes the Mind


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Book 2:
TALES FROM
BOTH SIDES OF THE BRAIN:

A Life in Neuroscience

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Book 3:
WHO'S IN CHARGE:
Free Will and
the Science of the Brain


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Book 4:
HUMAN:
The Science Behind
What Makes Your Brain Unique


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