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Perfect book for any new parent with an interest in cognitive science
on 28 October 2011
I delayed getting this book because of the negative reviews, until my friend recommended it. I really regretted not having read it sooner! If you are interested in questions like "when do children develop a concept of self and other / categorisation / human faces" etc. then this book is ideal. In other words, perfect for any new parent with an interest in psychology, philosophy, neuroscience* or artificial intelligence. Yes, it could have been more concise - but that is true of a lot of popular science, and at times I enjoyed the style of the prose (especially the closing chapter).
*If you are specifically interested in neuroscience then "The Science of Parenting" by Margot Sunderland is a better choice.