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Guest Post by Seth Herd. I disagree with many of Gary Marcus‘s theories, but I think that his book Kluge is important, entertaining, and even accurate. The book’s main thesis is that if God had designed the human mind, He would’ve done a better job. I’m not all that interested in arguments about intelligent design,…

Prospective memory is “remembering to remember.” Despite the pervasiveness of this requirement in real-life, we know surprisingly little about the topic. In their new book, McDaniel & Einstein provide a direly needed review of this fascinating new field, providing important information for researchers, clinicians, and laypeople alike on how basic cognitive science is coming to…

In a few places throughout the second edition of his landmark book, Mark Johnson suggests that the field of developmental cognitive neuroscience has matured from infancy to toddlerhood. This book, then, is a sort of biography, from the field’s theoretical ancestry in 17th century debates between “vitalists” and “preformationalists” to current (and in some ways…