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How the Mind Works

How the Mind Works - Steven Pinker 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 (the entire first chapter can just be taken from a Psych 101 textbook), but he captures enough novel material and writes with sufficient facility that the layman can grasp the concepts and learn considerable new topics