SAGE Center Director Michael Gazzaniga elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 09, 2011

The director of the SAGE Center, Michael Gazzaniga, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. The National Academy of Sciences announced on May 3, 2011, that they have elected new members "in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research."  Mike Gazzaniga is widely considered the founder of the field of cognitive neuroscience. He founded the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience and the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, as well as several cognitive neuroscience institutes across the country. His seminal research on split-brain patients began over 50 years ago and over the years has led to a better understanding of the functional lateralization of the human brain and provided unique discoveries about the nature of the mind, including the concept of an "interpreter." A PNAS Q&A with Prashant Nair can be found here.