Michael C. Corballis is professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Auckland. He was president of the International Neuropsychological Society in 2009/10 - the first southern hemisphere president; was a council member of the Royal Society of New Zealand; and is an elected fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Psychological Association, the Association of Psychological Scientists and the New Zealand Psychological Society. As well as more than 400 scientific articles and book chapters, Professor Corballis is known for writing books and articles that are `informative and entertaining' (American Scientist) and for telling `a captivating story' (New York Times). He is the author of From Hand to Mouth and The Recursive Mind (both Princeton), The Lopsided Ape (Oxford), and Pieces of Mind and The Wandering Mind (Auckland University Press). His work has been translated into many languages.