Why do we laugh? What makes memories fade? Why do people believe in ghosts? Why do fools fall in love? How the Mind Works explores every aspect of mental life, showing that our minds are t a mystery, but a system of organs of computation designed by natural selection.
Steven Pinker is one of the world's leading authorities on language and the mind. His popular and highly praised books include Words and Rules, How the Mind Works, and The Language Instinct. The recipient of several major awards for his teaching and scientific research, Pinker is Peter de Florez professor of psychology in the department of brain and cognitive sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.