The Gap

The Gap

The Science of What Separates Us From Other Animals

Book - 2013
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Suddendorf provides a definitive account of the mental qualities that separate humans from other animals, as well as how these differences arose. He surveys the abilities most often cited as uniquely human-- language, intelligence, morality, culture, theory of mind, and mental time travel-- and finds that two traits account for most of the ways in which our minds appear so distinct: our open-ended ability to imagine and reflect on scenarios, and our insatiable drive to link our minds together.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2013]
ISBN: 9780465030149
Branch Call Number: 156 SUDDENDO
Characteristics: vii, 358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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srmechs Dec 04, 2013

On a second reading, this holds up very well. It brings together much that has been discovered over the past couple of centuries in a wide variety of science fields. Very well written and edited. I strongly recommend it.


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