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The Pattern Seekers : A New Theory of Human Invention

The Pattern Seekers : A New Theory of Human Invention

Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
SKU: 9780141982397
R 204,00
'Celebrates human cognitive diversity, and is rich with empathy and psychological insight' Steven Pinker 'Bold, intriguing, profound' Jay Elwes, Spectator 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. Baron-Cohen argues that the genes for this unique ability overlap with the genes for autism and have driven human progress for 70,00
March, 2022
'Celebrates human cognitive diversity, and is rich with empathy and psychological insight' Steven Pinker 'Bold, intriguing, profound' Jay Elwes, Spectator 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. Baron-Cohen argues that the genes for this unique ability overlap with the genes for autism and have driven human progress for 70,000 years. From the first musical instruments to the agricultural, industrial, and digital revolutions, Pattern Seekers links one of our greatest human strengths with a condition that is so often misunderstood and challenges us to think differently about those who think differently.
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ISBN13 9780141982397
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Contributor By (author) Simon Baron-Cohen
Publication Date 2022-03-31
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 256
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 198 X 129 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 191
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'Celebrates human cognitive diversity, and is rich with empathy and psychological insight' Steven Pinker 'Bold, intriguing, profound' Jay Elwes, Spectator 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. Baron-Cohen argues that the genes for this unique ability overlap with the genes for autism and have driven human progress for 70,000 years. From the first musical instruments to the agricultural, industrial, and digital revolutions, Pattern Seekers links one of our greatest human strengths with a condition that is so often misunderstood and challenges us to think differently about those who think differently.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9780141982397
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Contributor By (author) Simon Baron-Cohen
Publication Date 2022-03-31
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 256
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 198 X 129 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 191
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