The Runaway Species

How Human Creativity Remakes the World

This powerful exploration of human creativity shows how fostering it can help transform the world.

By David Eagleman and Anthony Brandt Read by Mauro Hantman Education / Nonfiction / Psychology English, Unabridged 6h 40m Sell Sheet
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6 Audio CDs October 24, 2017 $49.99 $39.99 9781520084770 Add to Cart
1 MP3 CDs October 24, 2017 $29.99 $19.99 9781520084817 Add to Cart
							Our ability to remake our world is unique among all living things. But where does our creativity come from, how does it work, and how can we harness it to improve our lives, schools, businesses, and institutions? The Runaway Species is a deep-dive into the creative mind, a celebration of the human spirit, and a vision of how we can improve our future by understanding and embracing our ability to innovate. Composer Anthony Brandt and neurologist David Eagleman seek to discover what lies at the heart of humanity's ability-and drive-to create. Examining hundreds of examples of human creativity, Brandt and Eagleman draw out what creative acts have in common and view them through the lens of cutting-edge neuroscience, uncovering the essential elements of this critical human ability and encouraging a more creative future for all of us.

"Essential-and highly pleasurable-reading for anyone who cares about ideas and innovation." - Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

“There's an inherent optimism in narrator Mauro Hantman's voice as he narrates this thorough and entertaining examination of all that it is to be a creative human being.” - Audiofile

"Eagleman engagingly sums up recent discoveries about the unconscious processes that dominate our mental life." - The New York Times Book Review

"Incognito does the right thing by diving straight into the deep end and trying to swim. Eagleman, by imagining the future so vividly, puts into relief just how challenging neuroscience is, and will be." - Boston Globe

"Eagleman has a talent for testing the untestable, for taking seemingly sophomoric notions and using them to nail down the slippery stuff of consciousness." - The New Yorker

“The Runaway Species is beautifully produced…and written. It sweeps the reader through examples from engineering, science, product design, music and the visual arts to trace the roots of creative thinking to three key mental skills: bending, breaking and blending.” - Nature

"Written in clear, precise language, the book is sure to appeal to readers with an interest in psychology and the human mind, but it will also please people who just want to know, with a little more clarity, what is going on inside their own skulls." - Booklist