“Fresh and riveting.

Chatter is a masterpiece—a landmark book that will change the way you think about human nature.”

— Angela Duckworth, Author of Grit

Tell a stranger that you talk to yourself, and you’re likely to get written off as eccentric. But the truth is that we all have a voice in our head. Chatter interweaves groundbreaking behavioral and brain research with colorful real-world examples to explain how the conversations we have with ourselves shape our lives, and gives us the power to change them.

How well do you know your inner voice?

Ethan Kross

About Ethan

Ethan Kross is one of the world’s leading experts on controlling the conscious mind. An award-winning professor in the University of Michigan’s top ranked Psychology Department and its Ross School of Business, he is the director of the Emotion & Self Control Laboratory.

Ethan has participated in policy discussion at the White House and has been interviewed about his research on CBS Evening News, Good Morning America, Anderson Cooper Full Circle, and NPR’s Morning Edition. His research has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, The New England Journal of Medicine, and Science.