How the Mind Works

  title={How the Mind Works},
  author={Steven Pinker},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  • S. Pinker
  • Published 1999
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Seeing thought in the future: literate forecasting and forecasting literacy
Humans have a sense of time continuity. The narration of the past has been materialized through writing, which has condensed their projection into the future in ways that are not immune to theExpand
Clinical Uses and Impacts of Emergency Manuals During Perioperative Crises
Evidence is provided that EMs in operating rooms are being used during many applicable crises and that clinicians perceive EM use to add value, and that negative effects were minimal and potentially offset by positive effects. Expand
I Think Therefore You Are
It is proposed that different levels of networked self-awareness can develop over time in systems as they do in humans, and this could have the same benefits for networks of systems that it has had for communities of humans, increasing performance and adaptability. Expand
Trolley Dilemma in Papua. Yali horticulturalists refuse to pull the lever
It is shown that the Yali are significantly less willing than Western people to sacrifice one person to save five others in this moral dilemma, indicating that utilitarian moral judgments to the trolley dilemma might be less widespread than previously supposed. Expand
Behavioral economics and the Virginia school of political economy: overlaps and complementarities
A variety of complementarities and overlaps exist between the psychological strand of behavioral economics and the subjectivist strand of Virginia Political Economy. This paper provides an overviewExpand
Communication and its Development in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Introduction Communication deficits are one of the core symptoms of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). People with ASD can be slow to begin talking, or may not learn to talk at all; others may learnExpand
Morphological Development in Normal and Clinical Populations
The goal of this review article is to summarize what is currently known about morphological processing in both normal and clinical populations in order to present unexplored opportunities for further research in this area. Expand
Patterns in software design
  • P. Vogt
  • Biology
  • Landscape Ecology
  • 2019
Basic principles of mathematical morphology can be seen as a technological knowledge transfer providing a conceptualization of a patch as a collection of elements that are important to landscape ecological analysis. Expand
Regimes of Expectations: An Active Inference Model of Social Conformity and Human Decision Making
The computational construct of ‘deontic value’ is introduced – based on active inference and Markov decision processes – to formalize conceptions of social conformity and human decision-making and enables learning of habitual behavior over neurodevelopmental and transgenerational timescales. Expand