How the Mind Works (Google eBook)

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W. W. Norton & Company, Jun 22, 2009 - Science - 672 pages
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“A model of scientific writing: erudite, witty, and clear.” —New York Review of Books

In this Pulitzer Prize finalist and national bestseller, one of the world's leading cognitive scientists tackles the workings of the human mind. What makes us rational—and why are we so often irrational? How do we see in three dimensions? What makes us happy, afraid, angry, disgusted, or sexually aroused? Why do we fall in love? And how do we grapple with the imponderables of morality, religion, and consciousness? ?How the Mind Works? synthesizes the most satisfying explanations of our mental life from cognitive science, evolutionary biology, and other fields to explain what the mind is, how it evolved, and how it allows us to see, think, feel, laugh, interact, enjoy the arts, and contemplate the mysteries of life. This new edition of Pinker's bold and buoyant classic is updated with a new foreword by the author.
  

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Very high level overview if how our noggin operates with insightful examples. Read full review

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When I began the book, he said he would prove that the brain is an evolved organ relies on a lot of very specialized processing equipment. I already believed the former, and I believed that there were ... Read full review

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Steven Pinker is Harvard College Professor and Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University.

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