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    DescriptionWho am "I"?How is happiness achieved? What is the key to memory?How do babies become adults?Is personality determined?What function do emotions serve?Are we hardwired to be moral?The mind is a riddle that has vexed philosophers, psychologists, biologists, and artists for thousands of years. In this invaluable volume, John Brockman, editor and publisher of Edge, gathers the world's most influential scientists and thinkers to present their deepest thoughts and cutting-edge theories in short, accessible essays about the essential aspects of human consciousness and the complex workings of the brain.Contributors and topics includeSteven Pinker on how the human brain works - Martin Seligman on happiness and what it means to live a good life - Philip Zimbardo on the impact of environment on personality - V. S. Ramachandran on the question of self--who "you" are - Simon Baron-Cohen on the innate differences between boys and girls - George Lakoff on the role of the body and brain on different types of reasoning - Alison Gopnik on why human children are the best learning machines in the universe - Jonathan Haidt on the connection between emotions, morality, and religious belief


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    Title
    The Mind
    Subtitle
    Leading Scientists Explore the Brain, Memory, Personality, and Happiness
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by John Brockman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 266
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 205 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 218 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780062025845
    ISBN 10: 0062025848
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.3
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: JMR, JMM, JMS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26100
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    B&T Approval Code: A60750000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    BIC subject category V2: JMQ
    DC21: 612.8
    BIC subject category V2: PSAN
    LC subject heading: , ,
    B&T Approval Code: A11242600
    BISAC V2.8: PSY020000, PSY013000, PSY023000
    DC22: 612.8
    B&T Approval Code: A11260000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: QP376 .M58275 2011
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: PSY008000, SCI089000
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Publication date
    16 August 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "If you want a quick introduction to some of the smartest and most interesting thinkers around--read this book."--Scientific American