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The pattern seekers: a new theory of human invention
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Author: Baron-Cohen, Simon
Publication year: 2020
Media class: Hardback
Genre: Creative ability in technology Technology Autism Autistic people
Classification: 153.35
Publisher: Allen Lane, 2020
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780241242186
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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. And he argues that the genes for this unique ability overlap with the genes for autism. From the first musical instrument to the agricultural, industrial and digital revolutions, Baron-Cohen shows how this unique ability has driven human progress for 70,000 years. By linking one of our greatest human strengths with a condition that is so often misunderstood, 'The Pattern Seekers' challenges us to think differently about those who think differently.
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