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Michael Graziano

Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Princeton University and author of several books

Michael Steven Anthony Graziano is an American scientist and novelist who is currently a professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Princeton University. His scientific research focuses on the brain basis of awareness. He has proposed the "attention schema" theory, an explanation of how, and for what adaptive advantage, brains attribute the property of awareness to themselves. His previous work focused on how the cerebral cortex monitors the space around the body and controls movement within that space. Notably he has suggested that the classical map of the body in motor cortex, the homunculus, is not correct and is better described as a map of complex actions that make up the behavioral repertoire. His publications on this topic have had a widespread impact among neuroscientists but have also generated controversy. His novels rely partly on his background in psychology and are known for surrealism or magic realism. Graziano also composes music including symphonies and string quartets.

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See also: Academia Princeton University - Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey

Details last updated 20-Oct-2019

Articles written by Michael Graziano

Will uploaded minds have equal rights to the biological you?

Guardian - 20-Oct-2019

Michael SA Graziano provides some tempting questions and answers addressed in his new book

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Mind Upload