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Author Suddendorf, Thomas.
Title The gap : the science of what separates us from other animals / Thomas Suddendorf.
Imprint New York, NY : Basic Books, [2013]
 Book Stacks  BF671 .S86 2013  AVAILABLE
Descript vii, 358 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-340) and index.
Summary Suddendorf provides a definitive account of the mental qualities that separate humans from other animals, as well as how these differences arose. He surveys the abilities most often cited as uniquely human-- language, intelligence, morality, culture, theory of mind, and mental time travel-- and finds that two traits account for most of the ways in which our minds appear so distinct: our open-ended ability to imagine and reflect on scenarios, and our insatiable drive to link our minds together.
Contents The last humans -- Remaining relatives -- Minds comparing minds -- Talking apes -- Time travelers -- Mind readers -- Smarter apes -- A new heritage -- Right and wrong -- Mind the gap -- The real middle earth -- Quo vadis?
ISBN 9780465030149 (hardcover) :
0465030149 (hardcover)
Subject Psychology, Comparative.
Human evolution.
Social evolution.
Communication and culture.

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