About this book
Steven Pinker is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience at MIT in America. This incisive and controversial work addresses the many mysteries of the mind, going beyond the mere mechanics of our senses and our mind's evolution, to ponder questions about human nature and consciousness. By the author of "The Language Instinct", described as "witty, lucid and enthralling" by "The Observer".
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? This title 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.