Robert Prior

Executive Editor, Biomedical Science, Neuroscience, and Trade Science

During his over 30 years at MIT Press, Bob has published hundreds of trade and scholarly books in areas as diverse as Neuroscience, Computer Science, Natural History, Electronic Privacy, Evolution, and Design. He has even managed to sneak one novel onto the otherwise completely non-fiction MIT Press list! He continues to be thrilled at finding authors whose voices can have an impact and whose books belong at MIT Press. He is currently focusing on trade science books with an emphasis on the life sciences, neuroscience, and natural history. Bob can be reached at

Forthcoming Titles:

Inequality: A Genetic History by Carles Lalueza-Fox; Active Inference by Thomas Parr, Giovanni Pezzulo, and Karl Friston; Curious Minds by Perry Zurn and Dani S. Bassett; Tornado of Life by Jay Baruch; Methuselah’s Zoo by Steven Austad; How Your Brain Works by Greg Gage & Tim Marzullo; Changing How We Choose: The New Science of Morality by A. David Redish; and Drugs and the FDA: Safety, Efficacy, and the Public’s Trust by Mikkael Sekeres.

Reimagining Design

Unlocking Strategic Innovation

Kevin G. Bethune

The Intermittent Fasting Revolution

The Science of Optimizing Health and Enhancing Performance

Mark P. Mattson

Picturing the Mind

Consciousness through the Lens of Evolution

Simona Ginsburg, Eva Jablonka

Of Sound Mind

How Our Brain Constructs a Meaningful Sonic World

Nina Kraus

Born Knowing

Imprinting and the Origins of Knowledge

Giorgio Vallortigara

The Next 500 Years

Engineering Life to Reach New Worlds

Christopher E. Mason