Michael Corballis

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

Book Review: A Walk on the Wild Side

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


Why Language and Thought Resemble Russian Dolls

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


School of Psychology
Room: HSB 537
University of Auckland
New Zealand

Phone: +64 9 923 8561
Email: m.corballis@auckland.ac.nz