Emeritus professor of psychology
University of Auckland
WHAT HE STUDIES
The nature and evolution of language, and its relation to the asymmetry of the brain.
IN THE NEWS
Cognitive psychologist Michael Corballis has made his living in the study of the human brain, and in this book he takes a look at what the brain gets up to when we're not looking.
— The Book Chooks, The Southland Times
In his 2011 book The Recursive Mind, he wrote about how the structure of human language allows for recursion—in which ideas are nested within each other: “He thinks that I think that he thinks.”
— Talking Back, Scientific American