Neuroscience & Psychology

Innate: How the Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We Are

A leading neuroscientist explains why your personal traits are more innate than you think


Mar 31, 2020
5.25 x 8 in.
40 b/w illus.
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What makes you the way you are—and what makes each of us different from everyone else? In Innate, leading neuroscientist and popular science blogger Kevin Mitchell traces human diversity and individual differences to their deepest level: in the wiring of our brains. Deftly guiding us through important new research, including his own groundbreaking work, he explains how variations in the way our brains develop before birth strongly influence our psychology and behavior throughout our lives, shaping our personality, intelligence, sexuality, and even the way we perceive the world. Compelling and original, Innate will change the way you think about why and how we are who we are.

Awards and Recognition

  • One of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2018
  • One of Forbes' Must-Read Brain Books of 2018