How The Mind Works by Steven PinkerHow The Mind Works by Steven Pinker

How The Mind Works

bySteven Pinker

Paperback | June 2, 2009

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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 edition of Pinker's bold and buoyant classic is updated with a new foreword by the author.

Steven Pinker is a Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. He conducts research on language and cognition; writes for publications such as the New York Times, Time, and The Atlantic; and is the author of ten books, including The Language Instinct, How the Mind Works, The Blank Slate, The Stuff ...
Title:How The Mind WorksFormat:PaperbackDimensions:672 pages, 9.15 × 6.12 × 1.13 inPublished:June 2, 2009Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393334775

ISBN - 13:9780393334777

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Accessible and interesting! As per usual, Steven Pinker delves into the fascinating mind. In How the Mind Work, the author explains evolutionary psychology in a relatable and accessible way. You don't have to be a psychologist or a neuro-scientist to enjoy this read. #PlumRewards
Date published: 2018-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fascinating, makes you reconsider Amazing read for an introduction to psychology and science of the mind. I especially enjoyed the explanation of visual phenomena. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-21

Editorial Reviews

Undeniably brilliant. — NewsdayBig, brash, and a lot of fun. — TimeHugely entertaining…always sparkling and provoking. — Wall Street JournalWitty popular science that you enjoy reading for the writing as well as for the science. No other science writer makes me laugh so much. — Mark Ridley (New York Times Book Review)Alters completely the way one thinks about thinking…its unforeseen consequences probably can't be contained by a book. — Christopher Lehmann-Haupt (New York Times)Pinker has a knack for making the profound seem obvious....A fascinating bag of evolutionary insights. — The Economist