Michael Gazzaniga's Reputation
Richard E. Cytowic MD
p00907 at psilink.com
Wed Oct 20 22:26:48 EST 1993
I heard the following today from a well-known scientist at NIH: "Mike
Gazzaniga spends a lot of time insisting that he co-discovered the
split-brain theory." Quite an indictment.
I always thought it was Roger Sperry and Ron Meyers, with Joe
Bogen doing a lot of the early human surgery, and that Gazzaniga was a
graduate student who joined the bandwagen long after it got rolling.
The Question is: was he or wasn't he a "co-discoverer?" Is he
embroidering his role in history as the emminent NIH-er suggests [name
later], or is this poison politics?
Knowledgeable comments appreciated.
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