• High Tech Research Greenhouses


    At UC Santa Barbara, the high-tech research greenhouses are more sophisticated than many smart homes. Temperature and lighting are automated to create and maintain specific environmental conditions researchers need for experimental work. For example, when the temperature rises, the sensors in the thermostat signal shade cloths to close in order to modify the amount of sunlight coming into the greenhouse.

  • New Book by Michael Gazzaniga


    Tales from Both Sides of the Brain, a new book by UCSB's Michael Gazzaniga chronicles his 50-year career in neuroscience and split-brain research.  When Michael Gazzaniga began working on the latest of his many books, he expected to write a scientific review of the last 50 years of the study of the split brain, work that added to the understanding of what many of us know as the left brain and the right brain.