How the Mind Works
“A model of scientific writing: erudite, witty, and clear.” —New York Review of Books
The Pulitzer Prize finalist and national bestseller How the Mind Works is a fascinating, provocative work exploring the mysteries of human thought and behavior. How do we see in three dimensions? How do we remember names and faces? How is it, indeed, that we ponder the nature of our own consciousness? Why do we fall in love? In this bold, extraordinary book, Pinker synthesizes the best of cognitive science and evolutionary biology to explain what the mind is, how it has evolved, and, ultimately, how it works. This edition includes a new afterword that explores the impact of the book and its relevance today.
- June 2009
- 6.1 × 9.2 in
/ 672 pages
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Endorsements & Reviews
“Undeniably brilliant.” — Newsday
“Big, brash, and a lot of fun.” — Time
“Hugely entertaining . . . always sparkling and provoking.” — Wall Street Journal
“Witty popular science that you enjoy reading for the writing as well as for the science.” — New York Times Book Review
Also by Steven Pinker