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A Very Short Tour of the Mind By Michael Corballis

A Very Short Tour of the Mind by Michael Corballis

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How do we know if we're really the top dogs in brain power? Does our creativity stem solely from the right brain? From language to standing upright, composing music to lying, Michael Corballis uncovers our most common misconceptions and the fascinating habits and abilities that make us human.

A Very Short Tour of the Mind Summary

A Very Short Tour of the Mind: 21 Short Walks Around the Human Brain by Michael Corballis

Leading us through cognitive theory, neuroscience and Darwinian evolution with his trademark wit and wisdom, Michael Corballis explains what we know and don't know about our minds. How do we know if we're really the top dogs in brain power? Does our creativity stem solely from the right brain? From language to standing upright, composing music to lying, he uncovers our most common misconceptions and the fascinating habits and abilities that make us human.

'We're fortunate to have Corballis as our learned and charming guide on this all-too-short tour of the human mind' Steven Pinker

A Very Short Tour of the Mind Reviews

'In A Very Short Tour of the Mind, Michael Corballis addresses some of the most basic questions about the mind, illuminating how the structure of the brain and its evolution over the ages shape how we think. His prose is witty, free of jargon, easily accessible to the general reader and a pleasure to read.'

-- Albert S. Bregman, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, McGill University

'We're fortunate to have Corballis as our learned and charming guide on this all-too-short tour of the human mind.'

-- Steven Pinker

'A wonderful, witty and lovely read. Corballis's writing kept me smiling all the way through.'

-- Maryse Lassonde, Canada Research Chair in Developmental Neuropsychology, University of Montreal

About Michael Corballis

Michael Corballis is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Auckland. His other publications include From Hand to Mouth: The Origins of Language and The Recursive Mind: The Origins of Human Language, Thought and Civilization.

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NGR9780715647479
9780715647479
0715647474
A Very Short Tour of the Mind: 21 Short Walks Around the Human Brain by Michael Corballis
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2013-05-23
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