Flexible Social Cognition

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Invisible Mind by Lasana T. Harris Ph.D. | MIT Press


Released in March 2017 by MIT Press, Invisible Mind by Lasana T. Harris takes a social neuroscience approach to explaining the worst of human behavior. How can a person take part in racially motivated violence and then tenderly cradle a baby or lovingly pet a puppy? Harris argues that our social cognition—the ability to infer the mental states of another agent—is flexible. 


Invisible Mind. Lasana T. Harris
Hardcover | $40.00 Short | £32.95 | 240 pp. | 5.375 x 8 in | 1 b&w illus.
March 2017 | ISBN: 9780262035965

eBook | $28.00 Short
March 2017 ISBN: 9780262339032


• Harris, L. T., Lee, V. K., Capestany, B. H., & Cohen, A. O. (2014). Assigning economic value to people results dehumanization brain response. Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics, 7, 151-163, doi: 10.1037/npe0000020
• Harris, L. T. (2014). Why economic, health, legal, and immigration policy should consider dehumanization. Policy Insights from the Brain and Behavioral Science, 1, 1-7, doi: 10.1177/2372732214548593
• Capestany, B. H., & Harris, L. T. (2014). Disgust and biological descriptions bias logical reasoning during legal decision-making. Social Neuroscience, 9, 265-277, doi: 10.1080/17470919.2014.892531