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Libet (Benjamin) Papers
MSS.2020.03  
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Description
Benjamin Libet was a Professor of Physiology at UCSF for nearly 50 years, and conducted research and experiments into the physiological origins of "free will." The collection is comprised mainly of his personal papers - research materials and notes on the brain and behavior, as well as preparatory notes and documentation for his book Mind Time - The Temporal Factor in Consciousness, publshed in 2004.
Background
Benjamin Libet was born on April 12, 1916 in Chicago to Ukranian Jewish immigrants. He studied at the University of Chicago, where he received his doctoral degree in Physiology in 1939.
Extent
14 linear feet (10 cartons and 1 oversize box)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to UCSF Archives and Special Collections. All requests for permission to publish or quote from material must be submitted in writing to the Head of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of UCSF Archives and Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Availability
Collection is open for research.