The Runaway Species : How Human Creativity Remakes the World
by Anthony Brandt , David Eagleman
Editor: Canongate Books Ltd
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Our efforts to create that makes us unique among living beingsWhat is special about the human brain that allows us to innovateWhy don’t the cows choreograph dancesWhy don’t squirrels build elevators at their tree topsWhy don’t alligators invent starsWeaving together the arts and sciences, neuroscientist David Eagleman and composer Anthony Brandt examine the need for novelty, simulation of possible scenarios for the future, and the social components that lead to the inventiveness of our speciesA tour of human creativity, from Picasso to concept cars to lunar travel umbrellas, Brandt and Eagleman explore cognitive software that generates new ideas, and illuminate key aspects of a creative mindBy understanding our ability to innovate, our deepest, most mysterious and deeply human abilities, we can meet the challenge of constantly remaking our changing world.
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