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The ability of humans to learn and retain knowledge is an incredible power source and also a dominant characteristic of the human species The intricate abilities of the mind allow for humans to learn skills and to have the power to control and dominate the world they live in by means of learned behavior The two cerebral hemispheres of the left and right specialize in motor and sensory skills which specialize the socialy established beliefs and behaviors unique to humans In writing The Social Brain Michael Gazzaniga proclaims an understanding of the principle of both the right and left brain hemispheres by examining split brain patients Gazzaniga believes in cognitive dissidence and studies the modularity of the brain structure The modularity is the independent functional traits that contribute to the skills and tools of language and writing The contribution of individual modules is evident in the perception of a human belief system and the evolution of the sophisticated civilized life of a human being The two cerebral sides of the brain operate with their own selective areas of domination but depend on eachother for reference information and influence which yields continuation of human evolution of increasing brain activities Michael Gazzaniga writes chronologically as he studies the aspects of a split brain and the distinct behavior that humans have developed unique cognitive styles and the brain modules allow them for infer and differentiate Gazzaniga believes that the free will of humans allows the species to choose and control their environment The progress of his studies of the split brain is by isolating the separate hemispheres to see if one influences the other The interests of his studies of the effect of the sensory abilities of both the right and left hemisphere takes him around the world The course of the book covers the studies of a lifetime from an inquiring student about the possibilities of a full functioning split brain to an established professor with
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