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The runaway species : how human creativity remakes the world, Anthony Brandt and David Eagleman

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The runaway species : how human creativity remakes the world
Title
The runaway species
Title remainder
how human creativity remakes the world
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Brandt and David Eagleman
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Language
eng
Summary
The brain is typically portrayed as an organ with a map of regions dedicated to specific tasks. But, says acclaimed neuroscientist and bestselling author David Eagleman, that textbook model is wrong. The brain is a dynamic system; the connections between its cells are constantly blossoming, dying and reconfiguring. Drawing on up-to-the-minute research, Eagleman takes us on a fascinating journey into brain plasticity to discover how a child can function with one half of his brain removed and how a blind mountain climber can use an electrode grid on his tongue to 'see'. He proves how the brain optimizes its circuitry based on the tasks relevant to goals and survival and how this knowledge opens the door to dazzling new technologies. The magic of our brains lies in the way they unceasingly re-weave themselves to form an electric, living fabric. Eagleman gets to the heart of who we are and how the brain plasticity revolution is lighting up the path of the future by analysing how our most vital organ works in a way that has never been done before
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
153
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF408
LC item number
.B73 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
The runaway species : how human creativity remakes the world, Anthony Brandt and David Eagleman
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The runaway species : how human creativity remakes the world, Anthony Brandt and David Eagleman
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
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Content type code
  • txt
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Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
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Contents
Introduction: What do NASA and Picasso have in common? -- Part I. New under the sun. To innovate is human ; The brain alters what it already knows ; Bending ; Breaking ; Blending ; Living in the B-hive -- Part II. The creative mentality. Don't glue down the pieces ; Proliferate options ; Scout to different distances ; Tolerate risk -- Part III. Cultivating creativity. The creative company ; The creative school ; Into the future
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23 cm
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Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9780857862068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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illustrations (some colour)
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(OCoLC)1006711354

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