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Publisher's Summary

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.
©2017 David Eagleman (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC
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5 out of 5 stars
By alejandro rodriguez on 12-04-17

creativity: Breaking, Blending, Bending.

Elegantly simple thesis, deconstructing the human creative process into three discrete, interrelated processes. If you like Pinker, Gladwell, Dawkins, Harari, then Runaway Species is required reading.

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4 out of 5 stars
By marianna bolog on 02-10-18

great discovery, this app!

absolutely loved the voice of the narrator. perfect pitch, natural, fluid, clear, and yet expressive.

the story is great, the narrative well organized and easy to follow and to enjoy. the structure of the book is a bit repetitive and maybe a tad predictable (in spite of the title). I preferred "incognito" from the same author, but I don't know whether this is because I read it before this one. nonetheless, definitely worth reading and also listening!

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