The Pattern Seekers

A New Theory of Human Invention

EAN:  9780241242186
Publicatie datum:   30-10-2020
Uitvoering:  Hardback
Taal:  Engels
Aantal pagina's:  256

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Why can humans alone invent? In this book, psychologist and world renowned autism expert Simon Baron-Cohen puts forward a bold new theory: because we can identify patterns, specifically if-and-then patterns. And he argues that the genes for this unique ability overlap with the genes for autism.

From the first musical instrument to the agricultural, industrial and digital revolutions, Baron-Cohen shows how this unique ability has driven human progress for 70,000 years. By linking one of our greatest human strengths with a condition that is so often misunderstood, The Pattern Seekers challenges us to think differently about those who think differently.

'Sheds light on one of humanity's most distinctive traits, celebrates human cognitive diversity, and is rich with empathy and psychological insight.' - Steven Pinker

    EAN: 9780241242186
    Auteur: 
    Uitgever: Penguin Group
    Publicatie datum:   30-10-2020
    Uitvoering: Hardback
    Taal: Engels
    Gewicht: 370 gr
    Status: Niet op voorraad
    Aantal pagina's: 256