Reviews and Recommendations; March / April 2012; Scientific American Mind; by Lena Groeger, Jordan Lite, Victoria Stern, Samantha Murphy, Brian Mossop; 2 Page(s)
Who's in Charge? Free Will and the Science of the Brain
by Michael S. Gazzaniga. Ecco (HarperCollins Publishers), 2011
Most people are convinced that they possess a central “me,” a purposeful self who calls all the shots. In the past few decades, however, this view has come under attack, as scientists and philosophers increasingly adopt a mechanistic view of the universe, in which physical laws govern our every move and choice. Know enough about how the brain operates, and you will be able to understand—and predict—the mind.