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The Gap: The Science of What Separates Us from Other Animals

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There exists an undeniable chasm between the capacities of humans and those of animals, but what exactly is the difference between our minds and theirs? In The Gap, psychologist Thomas Suddendorf provides a definitive account of what makes human minds unique and how this disparity arose. He proposes that two innovations account for all of the ways in which our minds appear so distinct: our open-ended ability to imagine and reflect, and our insatiable drive to link our minds together. It is not language or morality that set us apart, but the ability to consider a range of scenarios, real and imagined, past and future. A provocative argument for reconsidering our place in nature, The Gap is essential reading for anyone interested in our evolutionary origins and our relationship with the rest of the animal kingdom.

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“Fascinating...enjoyable...would make [a] marvelous gift.” Nature

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“[A] sure-handed, fascinating book.” Scientific American Mind

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“Wonderful…important and beautifully written.” Journal of the History of Biology

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“Fascinating reading....A fine example of science made accessible for general readers, combining history, personal anecdotes, clear accounts of research and a broad picture of human evolution.” Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Thomas Suddendorf is a professor of psychology at the University of Queensland, whose research has been covered by the BBC, Discover, and the New York Times. He lives in Queensland, Australia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465030149
Subtitle:
The Science of What Separates Us from Other Animals
Author:
Suddendorf, Thomas
Publisher:
Basic Books
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Psychology-Cognitive Science
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20131112
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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