"We made the first observation and BAM there was the disconnection effect..."
I was honored. Dr. Michael Gazzaniga's schedule was pretty packed as he traveled to support his book 'Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience.' By virtue of his generosity and my own travels, I had the opportunity to speak with him at his home just south of Santa Barbara on a bright, windy, spring day.
I confess to being utterly unnerved by equipment problems that in the end proved to be unimportant; I was scared to edit what I took to be a mangled mess. But when I found the courage to open the files, Gazzaniga rewarded me with over an hour of grand storytelling. He's riveting.
Listeners will, I think, actually enjoy the bird chirps in the background, and even the brief helicopter appearance. Dr. Gazzaniga is so easygoing and so lucid, you can understand why he's such a great scientist. And here he's applying his ability to write about science to the scientific process itself.
Once again, in the short form interview, we cover some different topics not covered in the longer form; I think they’re both essential listening to anyone who is interested in the human mind, science, or the sort of things that scientists get up to when they’re not in the lab — and just how important those things are to what happens in the lab. Dr. Gazzaniga and I had a fantastic moment outside in the California spring sunshine. Join us by following this link to the MP3 audio file.
07-05-15 UPDATE:Podcast Update: Time to Read Episode 208: Michael S. Gazzaniga, 'Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience'
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Here's the two-hundred and eighth episode of my series of podcasts, which I'm calling Time to Read. Hitting the how many?-year mark, I'm going to make an effort to stay ahead hopelessly behind, so that podcast listeners can get the same sort of "sneak preview" effect that radio listeners get each Friday morning some kind of echo effect. This week, I seem to be on top of the game, but who knows what the hell might happen. Whatever ity was, its happened. I am hoping to stay back up and stumbling.
This particular Time to Read has lots of material not in the main interiew, so make sure you give it a listen.
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