Michael Gazzaniga

Michael Gazzaniga Columns

Presidential Columns featured in the Observer magazine by past APS President Michael S. Gazzaniga

  • All Clones Are Not the Same

    It has been weeks since President Bush’s State of the Union speech, and I have not heard any outcry over his policy statement on cloning: “Tonight I ask you to pass legislation to prohibit the most egregious abuses of medical research: human cloning in all its forms.” I can only More

  • The Cognitive Revolution: The Next Wave

    Scientific progress sometimes comes not from new methods, but from new concepts, new ways of framing old problems. The cognitive revolution is a wonderful example of this. The language of information processing and computation provided a new way of thinking about what the brain does. Recently, though, I was forcefully More

  • Toward the Tipping Point

    In this issue and in the May issue, APS Members will have the opportunity to learn about new work by psychologists who are bringing their research out of the laboratory and into a variety of education settings (e.g., elementary school classrooms, Web-based tutoring systems, etc.). Their work represents some of More

  • Divided We Lose

    I can remember a lunch I once had with Leon Festinger. We used to lunch once a week in New York at our favorite Italian restaurant, Il Bambino. Back in those days, one could have a vodka martini and grilled scampi for five bucks. But that wasn’t the best part. More

  • What’s in a Name?

    Starting a column about APS changing its name with the famous question Juliet posed to Romeo in their eponymous play may seem a bit of a stretch, but I simply couldn’t find a way to fit “APS” into S. Ellis’ (1965) “Name Game” template. (If “Shirley, Shirley bo Birley Bonana More

  • More Is Sometimes More

    Most problems in our everyday lives can be solved in multiple ways. If we want to write, we can use a pencil or a pen or a computer. If we want to warm up we can put on more clothes, make a fire, or eat a bowl of hot soup. More