Michael S. Gazzaniga (born December 12, 1939) is a professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he heads the new SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind. Events 627 - Battle of Nineveh: A Byzantine army under Emperor Heraclius defeats Emperor Khosrau II 's Persian Year 1939 ( MCMXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Psychology (from Greek grc ψῡχή psȳkhē, "breath life soul" and grc -λογία -logia) is an Academic and The University of California Santa Barbara ( UCSB) is a selective research-oriented public university located on the Pacific Ocean in Santa Barbara County California
In 1961, Gazzaniga graduated from Dartmouth College. Dartmouth College ( is a private, Coeducational University located in Hanover, New Hampshire, U In 1964, he received a Ph.D. in psychobiology from the California Institute of Technology, where he worked under the guidance of Roger Sperry, with primary responsibility for initiating human split-brain research. Year 1964 ( MCMLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the 1964 Gregorian calendar. "PhD" redirects here for other uses see PhD (disambiguation. In Psychology, biological psychology, also known as biopsychology, psychobiology, or behavioral neuroscience is the application of the principles The California Institute of Technology (commonly referred to as Caltech) is a private, Coeducational research university located in Pasadena Roger Wolcott Sperry ( August 20, 1913 – April 17, 1994) was a neuropsychologist, neurobiologist and Nobel laureate who Split-brain is a lay term to describe the result when the Corpus callosum connecting the two hemispheres of the Brain is severed to some degree In his subsequent work he has made important advances in our understanding of functional lateralization in the brain and how the cerebral hemispheres communicate with one another. A Longitudinal fissure separates the Human brain into two distinct Cerebral hemispheres connected by the Corpus callosum. A cerebral hemisphere ( hemispherium cerebrale) is defined as one of the two regions of the Brain that are delineated by the body's median plane.
Gazzaniga's long and distinguished publication career includes many books accessible to a lay audience, such as The Social Brain, Mind Matters, and Nature's Mind. Works such as these, along with his participation in the public television specials The Brain and The Mind, have been instrumental in making information about brain function generally accessible to the public. The brain is the center of the Nervous system in animals All Vertebrates and the majority of Invertebrates have a brain He recently published The Cognitive Neurosciences III, from MIT Press, which features the work of nearly 200 scientists in 94 chapters and is recognized as the sourcebook for the field. The MIT Press is a University press affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT in Cambridge Massachusetts ( USA) His book The Ethical Brain was published by the Dana Press in June 2005. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
Gazzaniga is well known for his teaching and mentoring, including beginning and developing Centers for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of California, Davis and at Dartmouth College; supervising the work and encouraging the careers of many young scientists; and founding the Neuroscience Institute and the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, of which he is the Editor-in-Chief Emeritus. The University of California Davis, commonly known as UC Davis, or just UCD, is a public coeducational university located in the city of Davis, Dartmouth College ( is a private, Coeducational University located in Hanover, New Hampshire, U A scientist, in the broadest sense refers to any person that engages in a systematic activity to acquire Knowledge or an individual that engages in such practices Editing Language, Images or Sound through correction condensation organization and other modifications in various media Emeritus (ɨˈmɛrɨtəs is an Adjective that is used in the title of a retired Professor, Bishop or other professional He is much sought-after as a lively and informative speaker, and has spoken at such distinguished venues as the Royal Institution of Great Britain, where he presented the historic Friday Night Lecture inaugurated by Michael Faraday. The Royal Institution of Great Britain is an organization devoted to scientific education and research based in London. Michael Faraday, FRS ( September 22 1791 – August 25 1867) was an English Gazzaniga is also prominent as an advisor to various institutes involved in brain research, and is a member of the President's Council on Bioethics. The brain is the center of the Nervous system in animals All Vertebrates and the majority of Invertebrates have a brain The President's Council on Bioethics (PCBE is a group of individuals appointed by United States President George W