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 and Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences. He is the author of many popular science books, including Tales from Both Sides of the Brain. He lives in California.
Kara Platoni is a science journalist. She teaches UC-Berkeley and has interviewed notable authors such as Yuval Noah Harari, Steven Johnson, and more for the Kepler's Literary Foundation.
From one of the leading Cognitive Neuroscientists in the field today, comes one of the most insightful new works in years on human consciousness. Looking broadly, from the writings of the Ancient Greeks to the cutting-edge research happening in labs around the world, Michael Gazzaniga sets the course for what the future of neuroscience will be. His conclusion: Brains make machines; they cannot be reduced to one. The result of such bold thinking could reshape our future. Join us for an exciting evening inside the human mind with Michael Gazzaniga and Kara Platoni.