Michael Corballis is one of the world’s leading psychologists. He was born in New Zealand in 1936, and completed undergraduate and masters degrees there in psychology and mathematics. His PhD in psychology was from McGill University, where he taught from 1968 until 1977. He then returned to the University of Auckland, where he is now emeritus professor of psychology. He has published widely on aspects of cognitive neuroscience, including memory, brain asymmetry, language and evolution, and enjoys writing in an accessible way for a general audience. His books have been translated into numerous languages, and include The Lopsided Ape, From Hand to Mouth, A Very Short Tour of the Mind and The Wandering Mind.