Michael Gazzaniga the Father of Cognitive Neuroscience


Interviewed on the Bob Rivers show in Seattle, WA

COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE Your Brain in 15 Minutes... (Part 1 of 2)

A short video by the author of Elsevier’s presigious cognitive neuroscience textbook: ‘Cognition, Brain, and Consciousness: An Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience (2nd Edition)’.

Co-author Bernard J. Baars (The Neurosciences Institute, San Diego, CA, USA) provides a whistle-stop tour of some of the key themes presented in the book.

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  1. Very informative thank you though I don't think I remember a single thing from the sensory overload I just got. I will make another attempt at trying to stay focused on who is talking and why the music has to be blaring at random times. 

    quick heads up to anyone with adhd, epilepsy, or those on the verge of insanity…read the book instead

  2. ; )) Applaud & appreciate your video effort, but ironic that the subject of your video was cognition-understanding, etc… MORE interesting are the comments, though ..How DO our brains BEST absorb info ..or individual differences?? (hearing/audibly .. seeing/visually ..doing/kinetically, etc). Funny paradox – almost could be a quasi-experiments.. …hhmm?!

  3. This is completely useless. How can the authors of such an outstanding textbook tolerate such an incompetently put together video on the internet using their names?

  4. Audio quality is outrageous… You can write great book and you somehow cannot record your voice properly?

  5. Quite compact for someone trying to get to know the Brain. Thank you, though the sound sometimes makes it hard to keep up with the presentation. Just some feedback for a future improved upload of this video perhaps 🙂

  6. Thank you very much for uploading this video, it will be of great use to a lot of people, I'm sure.

  7. @MrNikKane

    At the top of the diagram, it says 'FUNCTIONS.' Presumably, this is what the 'half-a-dozen-or-more' count is for. Your guess of 'systems' is pretty close.

  8. Did the narrator record his voice by calling the guy doing the video on the telephone?

    Also *someone* must be responsible for cranking the music in between ideas. This person should be informed of his mistake.

  9. Around 4:10 he says, about long-term memory, "There are many of them, perhaps half a dozen, perhaps more."
    What? Is he saying that we only have six specific long term memories? or is he saying that there are six different systems of long term memory? If so how do they differ? If not what the hell is he talking about with "half a dozen long-term memories"?

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