How the Mind Works

Version: Unabridged
Author: Steven Pinker
Narrator: Mel Foster
Genres: Non-Fiction, Psychology
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: November 2011
# of Units: 22 CDs
Length: 16 hours, 39 minutes
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In this delightful, acclaimed 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 new edition of Pinker's bold and buoyant classic is updated with a new foreword by the author. "Undeniably brilliant." -Newsday "Big, brash, and a lot of fun." -Time "Hugely entertaining . . . always sparkling and provoking." -Wall Street Journal "Witty popular science that you enjoy reading for the writing as well as for the science." -New York Times Book Review

Reviews (1)


Written by Elise S. on March 30th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Fascinating in some places and tediously boring and hard to get through in other places.

Author Details

Author Details

Pinker, Steven

One of Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World Today," Steven Pinker is the author of seven books, including How the Mind Works and The Blank Slate both Pulitzer Prize finalists and winners of the William James Book Award. He is an award-winning researcher and teacher, and a frequent contributor to Time and the New York Times.