By Carolyn Todd
February 23, 2015 at 07:22 PM EST

One of the fathers of cognitive neuroscience narrates his life’s work in this warm memoir illuminating the birth of the revolutionary split-brain theory—the counterintuitive idea that instead of a unified brain, there’s a synchronized waltz between the independent left and right hemispheres. Gazzaniga’s tales of decades-long friendships show that science can be a surprisingly social co-creative effort that thrives outside the lab—say, over drinks, in the backs of RVs, or on Tahitian beaches. Unfortunately, he spends a bit too much time logging experiments in dull detail instead of elucidating their significance for his readers. B

Tales From Both Sides of the Brain

Book by Michael S. Gazzaniga
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