BRING GREAT MINDS INTO YOUR CLASSROOM
STEVEN PINKER
How the Mind Works
Alters completely the way one thinks about thinking.
-- New York Times
First, Steven Pinker illuminated the human Language Instinct with
unprecedented wit and wisdom. Now, he takes your students on an
intellectual journey to the core of
How the Mind Works.
In this exclusive presentation for the classroom, Pinker presents his
definitive treatise on what the mind is, how it evolved, and how it allows us
to see, think, and feel.
With three key ideas -- Computation, Evolution, and Specialization -- Pinker
unlocks the mysteries of the human brain through reverse engineering.
From how the Computational Theory of Mind defines intelligence and
accounts for behaviour, to how we have evolved intuitive theories about
biology, physics, and psychology, Pinker paints a radical new picture of why
we do what we do, think what we think, and feel what we feel.
Why is the thought of eating worms disgusting? Why do people believe in
ghosts and spirits? How do we see? Why is a face with make-up more
attractive? Why do we crave junk food? Why do fools fall in love?
As entertaining as he is provocative, Steven Pinker draws on everything
from movie dialogue and science fiction, to optical illusions, religion, and the
mathematical theory of games. On that canvas, he paints a sweeping
synthesis of cognitive science and evolutionary biology, with insights
ranging from neuroscience to economics to social psychology.
This extraordinary and challenging presentation will inspire your students
to discuss, debate, and rethink the nature of
How the Mind Works.
Bonus Companion Video (save over 50%!)
Steven Pinker: In Depth is the optional 25 minute companion program to
How the Mind Works. In this bonus presentation, Steven Pinker goes
in-depth to address key implications, criticisms, and the most commonly
asked questions raised by the main program. [Note:
Steven Pinker: In
Depth
is optional, but is not sold separately. It may be added to How
the Mind Works
for just $84 more.]
Seven-part video for
easy reference:
1. Computation
2. Evolution and Specialization
3. Adaptation and Maladaptation
4. Thinking: The Cognitive Niche
5. Emotions About Things
6. Emotions About People
7. An Optimistic View
Running times:
How the Mind Works: Approx. 50 mins
In Depth: Approx. 25 mins
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