Subject: Social Sciences

Social Sciences

New and forthcoming books from the MIT Press

“The fans of our cognitive science, neuroscience, and psychology lists are adventurous souls. These are readers who venture beyond disciplinary boundaries into challenging topics that pique their interest, regardless of their own academic background. MIT Press readers want the books that are ‘not on the syllabus,’ so to speak. Required reading is important, but so is suggested reading. And banned books are the best of all.”
Philip Laughlin, Senior Acquisitions Editor, Cognitive Science, Philosophy, Linguistics, and Bioethics

Altered States of Consciousness

Marc Wittmann, Philippa Hurd

November 7, 2023

Gradient Expectations

Keith L. Downing

July 18, 2023

Out of Touch

Michelle Drouin

June 6, 2023

Just in Time

G. Gabrielle Starr

June 6, 2023

Mind in Nature

Mark L. Johnson, Jay Schulkin

March 28, 2023


Nicholas Humphrey

March 14, 2023

How Not to Study a Disease

Karl Herrup

March 7, 2023


Fergus Craik, Larry Jacoby

February 14, 2023

Computational Psychiatry

A. David Redish, Joshua A. Gordon

November 1, 2022

Constructing Science

Deena Skolnick Weisberg, David M. Sobel

September 20, 2022

Musical Bodies, Musical Minds

Dylan van der Schyff, Andrea Schiavio, David J. Elliott

August 30, 2022

Broken Movement

John W. Krakauer, S. Thomas Carmichael

June 7, 2022

Emergent Brain Dynamics

April A. Benasich, Urs Ribary

June 7, 2022

Active Inference

Thomas Parr, Giovanni Pezzulo, Karl J. Friston

March 29, 2022

A Synthesizing Mind

Howard Gardner

March 22, 2022

Action, Mind, and Brain

David A. Rosenbaum

February 22, 2022

Reason and Less

Vinod Goel

February 8, 2022

Neuroscience and Philosophy

Felipe De Brigard, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

February 1, 2022

Picturing the Mind

Simona Ginsburg, Eva Jablonka

February 1, 2022


Peter A. Bandettini

February 25, 2020