From one of the world's leading neuroscientists comes a deeply engaging trip into the depths of the human mind.
In The Secret Life of the Mind, neuroscientist Mariano Sigman offers a grand yet concise survey of everything you ever wanted to know about how the mind works.
From research showing that, even as infants, we are able to form notions of mathematics, language, and morality, to how years and years of formal and informal education can fundamentally change our brains and how we experience the world, The Secret Life of the Mind is an accessible and fascinating overview of neuroscience that will help readers begin to understand even the smallest things that make us who we are.
Personal, surprising, and delightfully illuminating, The Secret Life of the Mind is an intimate look into our most intimate selves.
"Mariano Sigman writes and thinks in a uniquely provocative way. He is a gifted cognitive neuroscientist, and we are lucky to have him excavating the secret life of the mind. You will not be able to resist his analogies, which are always deeply informative and often amusing. He makes learning about the mind and brain easy and almost automatic. He is the Richard Feynman of the brain."
—Andrew Meltzoff, Professor of Psychology, the University of Washington, and co-author of The Scientist in the Crib
About the Author:
Mariano Sigman is an international leading figure in the cognitive neuroscience of learning and decision making. He is the founder of the Integrative Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Buenos Aires, and is the only Latin American scientist to be a director of the Human Brain Project. Sigman has been awarded the Human Frontiers Career Development Award, the National Prize of Physics, the IBM Scalable Data Analytics Awards, and others.