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Book by Pinker Steven
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From bestselling author Stephen Pinker, How the Mind Works draws on the latest scientific research to present a blueprint for the most sophisticated machine on Earth: the human brain. Why do we laugh? What makes memories fade? Why do fools fall in love? Why do people believe in ghosts? How do we recognize a face? How the Mind Works explores every aspect of our brains, showing that our minds are not a mystery, but rather a system designed by natural selection over years of human evolution. Whether looking at optical illusions or religion, Mozart or films, Stephen Pinker offers us a new way of understating ourselves. 'Witty, lucid and ultimately enthralling'
Observer 'Powerful and gripping ... To have read it is to have consulted a first draft of the structural plan of the human psyche ... a glittering tour de force'
Spectator 'Witty popular science that you enjoy reading fro the writing as well as for the science ... He is a top-rate writer, and deserves the superlatives that are lavished on him'
The New York Times 'Pinker has a remarkable capacity to explain difficult ideas and he writes with the comic verve of Martin Amis or Woody Allen ... How the Mind Works will change the way your mind works'
The Times Steven Pinker is a best-selling author and Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for cognitive Neuroscience at MIT. Pinker has been awarded research prizes from the National Academy of Sciences and the American Psychological Association, graduate and undergraduate teaching prizes from MIT, and book prizes from the American Psychological Association, the Linguistics Society of America and the Los Angeles Times. He is the author of How the Mind Works, The Blank Slate, The Better Angels of Our Nature, and The Language Instinct.
Steven Pinker is a best-selling author and Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at MIT. "Deserves the superlatives that are lavished on him" - The New York Times Book Review
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Description du livre W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York, 1999. Soft cover. Etat : New. Etat de la jaquette : New. 1st Paperback Edition. New 1st ed. paperback, 1st printing (1999), handsome new color cover w/ new edges & corners, immaculate text-block exterior, new uncreased binding, pristine interior handsomely printed on excellent paper w/ superb presentation of scholarly apparatus * 6.12" x 9.24" x 1.24", 0.94 kg, xii+660 (672) pp. * Preface (ix), Notes (567), References (589), Index (627) * In this extraordinary book, Steven Pinker, one of the world's leading cognitive scientists, explains what the mind is, how it evolved & how it allows us to see, think, feel, laugh, interact, enjoy the arts & ponder the mysteries of life. "How the Mind Works" is a grand synthesis of the most satisfying explanations of our mental life that have been proposed in cognitive science & evolutionary biology w/ insights ranging from neuroscience to economics & social psychology. * "Readers of Pinker's earlier book 'The Language Instinct' will be delighted to see there is 'a new Pinker' . . . 'How the Mind Works' is just as literate: witty popular science that you will enjoy reading for the writing as well as for the science. Pinker is a top-rate writer & deserves the superlatives that are lavished on him." - Mark Ridley, The New York Times Book Review * Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Publishers Weekly Best Book of 1997 * Featured in Time magazine, the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Nature, Science, Lingua Franca, & Science Times. N° de réf. du vendeur 006304
Description du livre W. W. Norton & Company, 1999. Paperback. Etat : New. N° de réf. du vendeur DADAX0393318486
Description du livre W. W. Norton & Company, 1999. Paperback. Etat : New. Never used!. N° de réf. du vendeur P110393318486