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Michael Gazzaniga

12 Podcast Episodes

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Bitesize: From meat to mind: the root of consciousness by Michael Gazzaniga!

The Your Brain Uncovered Show with Aya Tarabeine

Here is a five-minute snippet of me enjoying Michael Gazzaniga’s exploration of the biological basis of consciousness.

5mins

5 Jul 2021

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Michael Gazzaniga - We Are the Law (Lecture 6)

Gifford Lectures (audio)

The sixth in a series of Gifford Lectures by Professor Michael Gazzaniga. Recorded 22 October, 2009 at the Playfair Library Hall, the University of Edinburgh. Audio version.

1hr 1min

1 Jun 2018

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Michael Gazzaniga - The Social Brain (Lecture 5)

Gifford Lectures (audio)

The fith in a series of Gifford Lectures by Professor Michael Gazzaniga. Recorded 20 October, 2009 at the Playfair Library Hall, the University of Edinburgh. Audio version.

1hr 2mins

1 Jun 2018

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Michael Gazzaniga - Free Yet Determined and Constrained (Lecture 4)

Gifford Lectures (audio)

The fourth in a series of Gifford Lectures by Professor Michael Gazzaniga. Recorded 19 October, 2009 at the Playfair Library Hall, the University of Edinburgh. Audio version.

1hr 11mins

1 Jun 2018

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53: The Consciousness Instinct (with Michael Gazzaniga)

EarthRise w/ Derek Beres

Michael Gazzaniga is a professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Director of the SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind. His latest book is The Consciousness Instinct: Unraveling the Mystery of How the Brain Makes the Mind.

39mins

2 May 2018

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145. Michael Gazzaniga (neuroscientist) – The Impossible Problem

Think Again – a Big Think Podcast

Je pense donc je suis. (I think, therefore I am.)Huh? Who is this I?How do I know that it is thinking?What does it even mean to say that I am—that I exist, if it's this mysterious,  untrustworthy Ithat says  so? To be fair, René Descartes didn't invent these problems. but In the centuries after his death, his thought experiments sent philosophers, psychologists and later on, neuroscientists reeling and spiraling down a seemingly bottomless chasm In search of Consciousness. What is it? Where is it? How did it get there? Surely that icky grey-green stuff can't fully account for the sublime perfection of Beethoven's Ninth! If you've ever heard that there are differences between the left and the right brain, you can blame my guest today, Michael Gazzaniga, who did many of the pioneering studies in this area. Now he's after even bigger game. In his new book The Consciousness Instinct he lays a conceptual framework for closing the gap between the meat of the brain and the magic of Consciousness, and maybe saving us a lot of future headaches.  Surprise conversation-starter clips in this episode: Leonard Mlodinow on your brain and original thinkingJohann Hari on inequality and depression/anxiety Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

46mins

28 Apr 2018

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1873: A 2015 Interview with Michael Gazzaniga

Rick Kleffel:Agony Column

"We made the first observation and BAM there was the disconnection effect..."

5 Jul 2015

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Dr. Michael Gazzaniga – Left Brain vs. Right Brain

Smart People Podcast

Dr. Michael Gazzaniga - Left Brain vs. Right Brain. We often hear that if we're creative we must be "right-brained" but if we're logical we must be "left-brained". Science tells us that each hemisphere controls certain cognitive functions, so it only makes sense that there is a dominant side that gives us our tendencies - but is it true? Are we either "left-brained" or "right brained"? Or better yet, what happens when you disconnect the two regions from each other entirely? For over 40 years, our guest this week has been studying patients who have had their left and right brain disconnected via surgery, and he is here to set the record straight. Michael Gazzaniga, is one of the leading researchers in cognitive neuroscience and is the worlds top expert on split-brain research. Michael is a professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the author of Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience.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. 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.Gazzaniga founded the Centers for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of California, Davis and at Dartmouth College, the Neuroscience Institute, and the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, of which he is the Editor-in-Chief Emeritus. Gazzaniga was a member of U.S. President George W. Bush's Council on Bioethics. He was also the Director of the Law and Neuroscience Project, a project to study the intersection of law and neuroscience."The brain is built for us all to make decisions to achieve goals."- Michael GazzanigaQuotes from Michael: What we learn in this episode:Is there such things as left brain and right brain people?Why can our brain function fairly normally when it is essentially cut in half?What is split brain research?What happens when our brain is split in the middle (split brain surgery), disconnecting the left and right hemisphere?Resources:Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neurosciencehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Gazzaniga--This episode is brought to you by:Igloo: Go to igloosoftware.com/smartpeople to use Igloo for free with up to 10 of your favorite coworkers or customers!Future Advisor: Let new technology give you complete clarity on all of your investments and a plan to meet your goals sooner - Go to www.futureadvisor.com/smartpeople for your 3 month free premium portfolio management.

43mins

24 Mar 2015

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BSP 117: Michael Gazzaniga, father of cognitive neuroscience

Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone

BSP 117 is an interview with pioneering neuroscientist Dr. Michael Gazzaniga. We focus on his new autobiography "Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience." Please visit http://brainsciencepodcast.com for complete show notes and episode transcripts. The most recent 25 episodes of the Brain Science Podcast are FREE, but Premium Subscribers have unlimited access to all episodes and transcripts. Learn more at http://brainsciencepodcast.com/premium.

40mins

22 Mar 2015

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1215: A 2012 Interview with Michael Gazzaniga

Rick Kleffel:Agony Column

"I started flashing things left and right field ..."

16 Jan 2012

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