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For listeners of You Are Not So Smart:


The Human Advantage

A New Understanding of How Our Brain Became Remarkable

By Suzana Herculano-Houzel

“Elephants have bigger brains than humans. So why are we more intelligent? Suzana Herculano-Houzel tells how her ability to count neurons gives us a radical new understanding of brain biology. Her science is convincing, fun, and inspiring. The Human Advantage is a game-changer.” —Richard Wrangham, author of Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human




Felt Time

The Psychology of How We Perceive Time

By Marc Wittmann

Translated by Erik Butler

“A fascinating and engaging tour of the psychology of time. The insights Wittmann provides into our complex relationship to time gradually build up to an intriguing and sometimes surprising picture, on which our experience of time holds the key to everything from making good decisions to living a fulfilled life.” —Christoph Hoerl, Professor of Philosophy, University of Warwick




Turing's Vision

The Birth of Computer Science

By Chris Bernhardt

“A fascinating account of Alan Turing’s epic research paper, which kicked off the entire computer revolution. I’m particularly impressed by the amount of detail the author includes while keeping everything simple, transparent, and a pleasure to read.” —Ian Stewart, author of In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World





Why Only Us

Language and Evolution

By Robert C. Berwick and Noam Chomsky

“Explaining the origins of the unique is famously difficult. Through elegantly showing the simplicity of the underlying mechanism, Berwick and Chomsky adroitly surmount this problem in the case of that most remarkable of all human uniquenesses, our possession of language.” —Ian Tattersall, author of The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack: And Other Cautionary Tales from Human Evolution




The Trouble with Pleasure

Deleuze and Psychoanalysis

By Robert C. Berwick and Noam Chomsky

“It is assumed that a choice must be made: Lacan or Deleuze? Refusing this blackmail, Schuster—out of perspicacity rather than ambivalence or indecision—decisively demonstrates why the two are most fruitfully read and appreciated in their relation to each other. In the process, he delivers a robust, fascinating, and humorous account of the paradoxes of the pleasure. A truly original and important work.” —Joan Copjec, Professor of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University