Kluge: the Haphazard Evolution of the Human Mind

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Kluge: the Haphazard Evolution of the Human Mind

by Gary Marcus

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Are we "noble in reason"? Perfect, in God''s image? Far from it, says New York University psychologist Gary Marcus. In this lucid and revealing book, Marcus argues that the mind is not an elegantly designed organ but rather a "kluge," a clumsy, cobbled-together contraption. He unveils a fundamentally new way of looking at the human mind -- think duct tape, not supercomputer -- that sheds light on some of the most mysterious aspects of human nature.

Taking us on a tour of the fundamental areas of human experience -- memory, belief, decision-making, language, and happiness -- Marcus reveals the myriad ways our minds fall short. He examines why people often vote against their own interests, why money can''t buy happiness, why leaders often stick to bad decisions, and why a sentence like "people people left left" ties us in knots even though it''s only four words long.

Marcus also offers surprisingly effective ways to outwit our inner kluge, for the betterment of ourselves and society. Throughout, he shows how only evolution -- haphazard and undirected -- could have produced the minds we humans have, while making a brilliant case for the power and usefulness of imperfection.

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12 mo., softcover, near fine in bright yellow wraps. How is itr that we can recognize photos from our high school yearbook decades later but cannot remember what we had for breakfast yesterday? Our mind piles one system on another, the result is a "kluge" which Marcus unveils. 211 pp. including index.

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