Human intelligence is among the most powerful forces on earth. This book explains how brains break down problems into useful, solvable parts and then assemble these parts into the complex mental programmes of human thought and action. It is suitable for those curious to understand how their own mind works.
"'John Duncan, one of the world's leading cognitive neuroscientists... makes a convincing case.' (Christopher F. Chabris, Wall Street Journal)"
John Duncan is assistant director of the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge, honorary professor of cognitive neuroscience at the Universities of Cambridge and Bangor, visiting professor at the University of Oxford, and fellow of the Royal Society and the British Academy. For the past thirty years, his research has focused on linking human mind to brain. He is known for his frontal-lobe theory of human intelligence, which has been covered in the media worldwide. He lives in a small village outside Cambridge, U.K.