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Michael Gazzaniga

SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind, UC Santa Barbara

Michael Gazzaniga is director of the SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind at the University of California Santa Barbara, where he oversees an extensive and broad research program investigating how the brain enables the mind. Previously, he started centers for cognitive neuroscience at Dartmouth College and the University of California-Davis. He is founder and president of the Cognitive Neuroscience Institute, editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, and a member of the President's Council on Bioethics. His scholarly publication *The Cognitive Neurosciences III* (MIT Press, 2004) is recognized as the sourcebook for the field. He has also published many books accessible to a lay audience, such as *Mind Matters* and *Nature's Mind*, which, along with his participation in the public television specials *The Brain* and *The Mind*, have been instrumental in growing public interest and support for the study of the brain.