Runaway Species, The: How Human Creativity Remakes the World

Anthony Brandt, David Eagleman

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd

Published: 5th Oct '17

£14.99

A powerful exploration of human creativity from the international bestselling author of The Brain; ‘the hottest thing in neuroscience’ – The Times

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SKU: 9780857862075

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Our relentless drive to create makes us unique among living creatures. What is special about the human brain that enables us to innovate? Why don’t cows choreograph dances? Why don’t squirrels build elevators to their treetops? Why don’t alligators invent speedboats?Weaving together the arts and sciences, neuroscientist David Eagleman and composer Anthony Brandt explore the need for novelty, the simulation of possible futures, and the social components that drive the inventiveness of our species. Taking us on a tour of human creativity from Picasso to concept cars to umbrellas to lunar travel, Brandt and Eagleman explore the cognitive software that generates new ideas, and illuminate the key facets of a creative mentality. Through understanding our ability to innovate – our most profound, mysterious, and deeply human capacity – we can meet the challenge of remaking our constantly shifting world.

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Weight 0.605 kg
Dimensions 25 × 150 × 210 mm
Page Count 304