Why does the human brain insist on interpreting the world and constructing a narrative? In this ground-breaking work, Michael S Gazzaniga, one of the world's foremost cognitive neuroscientists, shows how our mind and brain accomplish the amazing feat of constructing our past - a process clearly fraught with errors of perception, memory, and judgement. By showing that the specific systems built into our brain do their work automatically and largely outside of our conscious awareness, Gazzaniga calls into question our ...

The Mind's Past 2000, University of California Press

ISBN-13: 9780520224865

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Mind's Past 1998, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520213203