Michael Corballis is emeritus professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He holds an MSc in mathematics from the University of New Zealand, an MA in psychology from the University of Auckland, and a Ph.D. from McGill University in Montreal, where he taught psychology from 1968 to 1977. He has published some 200 articles in scientific journals, 61 book chapters, and eight books on various aspects of cognition, brain asymmetry, language, evolution, and visual imagery, as well as popular science articles in American Scientist, New Scientist, and Scientific American. In 1998 he was awarded an honorary LLD by the University of Waterloo, Canada, and in 2002 he was appointed Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to psychological science. His most recent books are Pieces of Mind: 21 Short Walks Around the Human Brain and The Recursive Mind: The Origins of Human Language, Thought, and Civilization, both published in 2011. He has now retired from teaching, but remains active in research and writing.