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Metacognitive Diversity

by Joëlle Proust & Martin Fortier

Metacognition refers to our awareness of our own mental processes, such as perceiving, remembering, learning, and problem solving. It is a fascinating area of research for psychologists, neuroscientists, anthropologists,...

Guide To Second Language Acquisition

by Mohammad T. Al-Momani

This book is based on a scientific research that aims at explaining the way how to acquire a second language in lieu of learning it, which will make the process of speaking any new language easier, more efficient,...

Virtual Reality and the Criminal Justice System

by Bobbie Ticknor

Virtual Reality (VR) is becoming a popular technology for gaming and entertainment; however, researchers and scientists have used the technology for decades to develop real world solutions. The criminal justice...

The Philosophy of Daniel Dennett

by Bryce Huebner

Daniel C. Dennett began publishing innovative philosophical research in the late 1960s, and he has continued to do so for the past 45 years. He has addressed questions about the nature of mind and consciousness,...

How to Explain Behavior

by Sam S. Rakover

In How to Explain Behavior: A Critical Review and New Approach, Sam S. Rakover proposes a critical review of explanation models (procedures); presents explanation as an essential part of research methodology;...

Collaborative Remembering

by Michelle L. Meade, Celia B. Harris, Penny Van Bergen & John Sutton et al.

We remember in social contexts. We reminisce about the past together, collaborate to remember shared experiences, and, even when we are alone, we remember in the context of our communities and cultures. Taking...

The Spaces Between Us

by Michael Graziano

Each of us has a protected zone two or three feet wide, swelling around the head and narrowing towards the feet. This zone isn't fixed in size: if you're nervous, it grows; if you're relaxed, it shrinks. It...

The Elephant in the Brain

by Kevin Simler & Robin Hanson

Human beings are primates, and primates are political animals. Our brains, therefore, are designed not just to hunt and gather, but also to help us get ahead socially, often via deception and self-deception....

The Oxford Handbook of Aphasia and Language Disorders

by Anastasia M. Raymer & Leslie J. Gonzalez Rothi

What is immediately clear when meeting individuals with acquired brain damage is that the patterns of communication impairments vary in remarkable ways among these individuals. Aphasia and related communication...

Race on the Brain

by Jonathan Kahn

Of the many obstacles to racial justice in America, none has received more recent attention than the one that lurks in our subconscious. As social movements and policing scandals have shown how far from being...

The Character Gap

by Christian B. Miller

We like to think of ourselves, our friends, and our families as decent people. We may not be saints, but we are still honest, relatively kind, and mostly trustworthy. Miller argues here that we are badly mistaken...

Meditations on Self-Discipline and Failure

by William Ferraiolo

A collection of meditations in the Stoic tradition. Meditations on Self-Discipline and Failure provides access to the ruminations, practices, and applications of ancient Stoic philosophy as deployed by a contemporary...

The Confabulating Mind

by Armin Schnider

Confabulations are recitations of events and experiences that never happened, ranging from incorrect responses to questions to a blatant confusion of reality. The Confabulating Mind provides the most up-to-date...

A Different Kind of Animal

by Robert Boyd

How our ability to learn from each other has been the essential ingredient to our remarkable success as a species

Human beings are a very different kind of animal. We have evolved to become the most dominant...

The Forgetting Machine

by Rodrigo Quian Quiroga

  • Rodrigo’s research was featured on a cover article in Discover magazine—named one of the top 100 scientific stories of 2005 (for discovering the "Jennifer Aniston neuron"

  • In 2014, Rodrigo was selected as...

  • Finding the Truth in the Courtroom

    by Henry Otgaar & Mark L. Howe

    In many criminal trials, forensic technical evidence is lacking and triers of fact must rely on the reliability of eyewitness statements, identifications, and testimony; however, such reports can be riddled...

    The Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science

    by Emma M. Seppälä, Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Stephanie L. Brown & Monica C. Worline et al.

    How do we define compassion? Is it an emotional state, a motivation, a dispositional trait, or a cultivated attitude? How does it compare to altruism and empathy? Chapters in this Handbook present critical scientific...

    Michael Murphy's Book of Dreams

    by Michael Murphy

    In Michael Murphy’s Book of Dreams, the author, broadcaster and psychoanalyst examines 65 dreams, unlocking the fascinating insights they offer. His accessible style and expert analysis will help you understand...

    Crosslinguistic Influence and Distinctive Patterns of Language Learning

    by Anne Golden, Dr. Scott Jarvis & Kari Tenfjord

    This book details patterns of language use that can be found in the writing of adult immigrant learners of Norwegian as a second language (L2). Each study draws its data from a single corpus of texts written...


    by Tom Cornsweet

    Written by one of the pioneers in visual perception, Seeing provides an overview of the basics of sight, from the anatomy of the eye, to optical illusions, to the way neural systems process visual signs. To...