Considered the father of cognitive neuroscience, Michael Gazzaniga has long been fascinated by how the mind emerges from the brain. His work, which focuses on patients who have undergone split-brain surgery, underpins his many books, including Nature's Mind and The Ethical Brain. At the University of California, Santa Barbara, Gazzaniga serves as director of the cross-disciplinary SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind. He is founder of both the Neuroscience Institute and the Journal of Cognitive Neurosciences and is a member of the President's Council on Bioethics.
The Seed Salon: Tom Wolfe + Michael Gazzaniga
Portrait by Julian Dufort