How the Mind Works
Steven Pinker


Introduction The human mind is mysterious and unique. It has enabled humankind to solve the most challenging of problems and, so far, no robot or computer has been devised that can duplicate its subtle workings. How do we then explain the irrationality of romantic love, or the refusal of most people to eat nutritious foodstuffs such as gopher entrails? In this lecture, Steven Pinker, professor of psychology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, considers the complexities and the peculiarities of the human mind.




Steven Pinker explains how the mind works.


This audio recording is adapted from a lecture given at the LSE on January 22 1998 as part of the Darwin@LSE lecture series. Copyright The London School of Economics and Political Science.