Thought: A Very Short Introduction looks at the nature of thought. Beginning with questions about what thought is and what distinguishes it from other kinds of mental states, it examines various interpretations of thought from philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, and anthropology. There is no denying that thinking comes naturally to human beings. There are many things we know and don't know about thoughts. How is thought realized in the brain? Does thinking occur in public or is it a purely private affair? Do young children and non-human animals think? Is human thought the same everywhere, or are there culturally specific modes of thought? What is the relationship between thought and language? What kind of responsibility do we have for our thoughts?