In The Birth of the Mind, award-winning cognitive
scientist Gary Marcus irrevocably alters the nature vs. nurture
debate by linking the findings of the Human Genome Project to the
development of the brain. Scientists have long struggled to
understand how a tiny number of genes could contain the
instructions for building the human brain, arguably the most
complex device in the known universe. Synthesizing up-to-the-minute
research with his own original findings on child development,
Marcus is the first to resolve this apparent contradiction.
Vibrantly written and completely accessible to the lay reader,
The Birth of the Mind will forever change the way we think
about our origins and ourselves.