July 26, 2019

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Note: The great neuroscience pioneer Michael Gazzaniga has written many wonderful books about brain research. The most recent book, THE CONSCIOUSNESS INSTINCT: Unraveling the Mystery of How the Brain Makes the Mind, was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018 (274 pages). His second book outlined on this website, HUMAN: The Science Behind What Makes Your Brain Unique, was published by Ecco, 2009 (464 pages). Both books are representative of his major discoveries about brain functions. They make 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.

Gazzaniga's brain research over several decades and his collaboration with other innovative brain scientists has provided solid brain knowledge for discussing the history of human thinking about the mind. Also his wide experiemental background has given him a big-picture view of what science has revealed about human consciousness. His Nobel prize in 2000 was for discovering the function of neurons by studying the sea slug.

His research suggests that the brain is actually a "confederation of independent modules" working together. By understanding how consciousness emanates from an organization of identifiable brain parts and mental functions, you will be able to understand more about what is in store for the future of brain science and the many disruptive aspects of the rapid advances in artificial intelligence.

In short, his reseach has improved our understanding of how the physical brain causes the mind's mental functions.

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Click/Tap Link for Outlines and Reviews:

Book #1:
Unraveling the Mystery of how
the Brain Makes the Mind

Book #2:
The Science Behind
What Makes Your Brain Unique