The Mind: Leading Scientists Explore the Brain, Memory, Personality, and Happiness

Paperback | August 16, 2011

byJohn Brockman

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"Theway Brockman interlaces essays about research on the frontiers of science withones on artistic vision, education, psychology and economics is sure to buzzany brain." —Chicago Sun-Times on This WillChange Everything

Markingthe debut of a hard-hitting new series from Edge.org and Harper Perennial,editor John Brockman delivers a cutting-edge master class covering everythingyou need to know about The Mind. With original contributions by theworld’s leading thinkers and scientists, including Steven Pinker, George Lakoff, Philip Zimbardo, V. S. Ramachandran, and others, The Mind offers aconsciousness-expanding primer on a fundamental topic. Unparalleled in scope,depth, insight and quality, Edge.org’s The Mind isnot to be missed.

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"Theway Brockman interlaces essays about research on the frontiers of science withones on artistic vision, education, psychology and economics is sure to buzzany brain." —Chicago Sun-Times on This WillChange EverythingMarkingthe debut of a hard-hitting new series from Edge.org and Harper Perennial,editor John Brockman delivers a cuttin...

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Who am “I”?How is happiness achieved? What is the key to memory?How do babies become adults?Is personality determined?What function do emotions serve?Are we hardwired to be moral?The mind is a riddle that has vexed philosophers, psychologists, biologists, and artists for thousands of years. In this invaluable volume, John Brockman, edi...

The publisher of the online science salon Edge.org, John Brockman is the editor ofThe Universe,This Explains Everything,This Will Make You Smarter, and other volumes. He is the founder of the literary agency Brockman, Inc., and lives in New York City.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.65 inPublished:August 16, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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