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.
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.
14 linear feet
(10 cartons and 1 oversize box)
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