College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Professor Michael S Gazzaniga

Professor Michael Gazzinga delivered a series of lectures in October 2009.

Professor Michael S Gazzaniga

Event details

Lecture Series Theme: Free: The Science of Mind Constraining Matter

Dates: 12, 13, 15, 19, 20, 22 October 2009, 5.30pm

Venue: Playfair Library, Old College, South Bridge


Michael Gazzaniga will deliver a Series of Lectures in the University of Edinburgh in 2009-2010. He is a Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he heads the SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind. He oversees an extensive and broad research programme investigating how the brain enables the mind.

In addition to his position in Santa Barbara, Professor Gazzaniga is also the Director of the Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience, President of the Cognitive Neuroscience Institute, and is a member of the President's Council on Bioethics.

1: What We Are

Professor Michael S Gazzaniga's first lecture, on the topic of 'What We Are'.

2: The Distributed Networks of Mind

Professor Michael S Gazzaniga's second lecture, on the topic of 'The Distributed Networks of Mind'.

3: The Interpreter

Professor Michael S Gazzaniga's third lecture, on the topic of 'The Interpreter'.

4: Free Yet Determined and Constrained

Professor Michael S Gazzaniga's fourth lecture, on the topic of 'Free Yet Determined and Constrained'.

5: The Social Brain

Professor Michael S Gazzaniga's fifth lecture, on the topic of 'The Social Brain'.

6: We Are the Law

Professor Michael S Gazzaniga's sixth lecture, on the topic of 'We are the Law'.