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How the Mind Works


Dr. Steven Pinker




Dr. Pinker talked about his new book How the Mind Works. He examined two different approaches to studying the mind and offered examples from everyday life to illustrate his ideas. Following his prepared remarks, Dr. Pinker took questions from the audience.


Here for cognitive neuroscience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He's also the author of a previous book called The Language Instinct. He spoke at an event hosted by the MIT libraries and the MIT Press bookstore.

I was feeling pretty good when I came in, but I feel miserable now. There's a, I was sitting here and there's this kid sitting behind me and he says to me, uh, how long have I been at mit? And I said, since 1977. And he said, that's when I was born. Thanks a lot,

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