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How the Mind Works - Steven Pinker
How the Mind Works
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A fascinating, provocative book exploring the mysteries of human thought and behavior, How the Mind Works uses "reverse engineering"--determining what natural selection designed the mind to accomplish in a hunting-and-gathering environment--to explain how the mind stores and uses information. show more
A fascinating, provocative book exploring the mysteries of human thought and behavior, How the Mind Works uses "reverse engineering"--determining what natural selection designed the mind to accomplish in a hunting-and-gathering environment--to explain how the mind stores and uses information.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780393045352 (0393045358)
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Pages no: 660
Edition language: English
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Peregrinations
Peregrinations rated it
Yup, definitely one for the re-read pile! It's gonna take me a couple of more reads for everything to sink in because not only does Pinker cover so much territory but the concepts aren't always easy to grasp. Definitely a 5 star listen!
nouveau
nouveau rated it
4.0 How the Mind Works
Steven Pinker does for neuroscience/psychology what Jared Diamond did for evolutionary natural history, Rachel Carson did for environmental biology, Stephen Hawking did for physics etc etc etc. "the" name in a popular rewrite of brain science, Pinker's work is not absolutely even/mind-enrapturing (t...
XOX
XOX rated it
This takes me a long time to finish this book. Probably because I decided to leave this book at home and only read this at night.First off, Steven Pinker is as brillant as ever. He explains a lot of about our minds, and how common sense is not common. He compared the human mind with machine computat...
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4.0 How the Mind Works
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