The Runaway Species (Hardcover)
How Human Creativity Remakes the World
Catapult, 9781936787524, 304pp.
Publication Date: October 10, 2017
"Unravels the interplay of art, neuroscience and evolution, while celebrating the special thing that is human innovation." --Entrepreneur
"A lively exploration of the software our brains run in search of the mother lode of invention" --Nature
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. Anthony Brandt and David Eagleman seek to answer the question: what lies at the heart of humanity's ability--and drive--to create?
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?
Brandt and Eagleman examine hundreds of examples of human creativity through dramatic storytelling and stunning images in this beautiful, full-color volume. By drawing out what creative acts have in common and viewing them through the lens of cutting-edge neuroscience, they uncover the essential elements of this critical human ability, and encourage a more creative future for all of us.