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

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/11/2012
  • Publisher: Harpercollins

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There is no "you" consciously making decisions. So how do we make decisions? How can we have free will if we don't pull the levers on our own behavior? What moral and legal implications follow if we don't have free will? Who's in Charge?is a primer for a new era in the understanding of human behavior that ranges across neuroscience, psychology, ethics, and the law with a light touch but profound implications.

Author Biography

Michael S. Gazzaniga is the director of the SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the president of the Cognitive Neuroscience Institute, the founding director of the MacArthur Foundation's Law and Neuroscience Project, and a member of the American Academy of Arts Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences. He lives in California.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
The Way We Arep. 7
The Parallel and Distributed Brainp. 43
The Interpreterp. 75
Abandoning the Concept of Free Willp. 105
The Social Mindp. 143
We Are the Lawp. 179
An Afterwordp. 217
Acknowledgmentsp. 221
Notesp. 223
Indexp. 243
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