The scientific story of first impressions—and why the snap character judgments we make from faces are irresistible but usually incorrect
An original history of psychology told through the stories of its most important breakthroughs and the people who made them
A guide to the latest research on how young people can develop positive ethnic-racial identities and strong interracial relations
From one of the world’s leading authorities on animal behavior, the astonishing story of how the brain drives the evolution of beauty in animals and humans
What is morality? Where does it come from? And why do most of us heed its call most of the time? In Braintrust, neurophilosophy pioneer Patricia Churchland argues that morality originates in the biology of the brain. She describes the...
The world's top experts take readers to the very frontiers of brain science
Includes a chapter by 2014 Nobel laureates May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser
The remarkable story of how today's brain scanning techniques were developed, told by one of the field's pioneers
When a chimpanzee stockpiles rocks as weapons or when a frog sends out mating calls, we might easily assume these animals know their own motivations--that they use the same psychological mechanisms that we do. But as Beyond the Brain...
Since the publication of the first edition in 1966, Eye and Brain has established itself worldwide as an essential introduction to the basic phenomena of visual perception. Richard Gregory offers clear explanations of how we see...
A provocative and inspiring look at the future of humanity and science from world-renowned scientist and bestselling author Martin Rees
The fascinating untold story of how the ancients imagined robots and other forms of artificial life—and even invented real automated machines
How genes are not the only basis of heredity—and what this means for evolution, human life, and disease
An essential introduction to microbiome science, a new cutting-edge discipline that is transforming the life sciences
Since its original publication, Expert Political Judgment by New York Times bestselling author Philip Tetlock has established itself as a contemporary classic in the literature on evaluating expert opinion.
Tetlock first discusses...
Interactions between the fields of physics and biology reach back over a century, and some of the most significant developments in biology—from the discovery of DNA's structure to imaging of the human brain—have involved...