Michael Gazzaniga is a professor of psychology and the director of the SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he oversees a research program investigating how the brain enables the mind, as well as the Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience at Dartmouth, which awarded him an honorary degree at its 2011 commencement. He was recently elected to the National Academy of Sciences, is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies and serves on the President’s Council on Bioethics. His newest book is Who’s in Charge? Free Will and the Science of the Brain. For more information on Gazzaniga’s ongoing projects, visit here, here or here.
Just because our physical brain is at the mercy of a myriad of networks doesn’t mean we’re absolved of personal responsibility