1st American ed. - New York, NY : W.W. Norton, 2012.
xii, 401 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
The nature-nurture debate
Where do traits come from? Putting the genome back in the bottle ; Get smart
Where does knowledge come from? What babies know ; Sensible ideas
Where does language come from? The gift of the gab ; Words and worlds
Where does thinking come from? The Tao of thought ; Gender and geometry
Where do feelings come from? Fear and loathing in Micronesia ; Gladness and madness
Where do values come from? Coping with cannibalism ; In bed with Darwin.
A cognitive scientist describes how the influence of experience and culture can override DNA in an attempt to shatter the myth that illness and addiction are unavoidable as dictated by genetic composition.