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The Resource The pattern seekers : how autism drives human invention, Simon Baron-Cohen

The pattern seekers : how autism drives human invention, Simon Baron-Cohen

Label
The pattern seekers : how autism drives human invention
Title
The pattern seekers
Title remainder
how autism drives human invention
Statement of responsibility
Simon Baron-Cohen
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Simon Baron-Cohen reveals the surprising answer to two apparently distinct questions: Why are humans so inventive? And why does autism exist? The first question hangs over almost every human endeavor: business people want to know how to innovate. Cognitive psychologists want to understand the nature of creativity. Evolutionary scientists and comparative psychologists want to understand why we are capable of such cultural complexity and diversity, when other animals, at best, have learned how to use a rock as a simple tool. At the same time, the study of autism has become a preeminent concern among overlapping groups, from educators to scientists to business people and parents -- and of course to people with autism themselves. Baron-Cohen argues these two questions are actually the same: understanding autism -- specifically the fixation on patterns that is considered characteristic of the condition -- is the key to understanding both the ancient origins and the modern flowering of human creativity
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baron-Cohen, Simon
Dewey number
  • 616.85/882
  • 152.1423
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC553.A88
LC item number
B3684 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WM 203.5
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Autistic people
  • Autism
  • Pattern perception
  • Creative ability
  • Inventors
  • Inventions
Target audience
adult
Label
The pattern seekers : how autism drives human invention, Simon Baron-Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A 70,000-year history"--Book jacket
  • Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Born pattern seekers -- The systemizing mechanism -- Five types of brains -- The mind of an inventor -- A revolution in the brain -- System-blindness: why monkeys don't skateboard -- The battle of the giants -- Sex in the valley -- Nurturing the inventors of the future -- Appendix 1: Take the SQ and the EQ to find out your brain type -- Appendix 2: Take the AQ to find out how many autistic traits you have.
Control code
on1155485628
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 252 pages
Isbn
9781541647145
Lccn
2020019709
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1155485628
Label
The pattern seekers : how autism drives human invention, Simon Baron-Cohen
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A 70,000-year history"--Book jacket
  • Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Born pattern seekers -- The systemizing mechanism -- Five types of brains -- The mind of an inventor -- A revolution in the brain -- System-blindness: why monkeys don't skateboard -- The battle of the giants -- Sex in the valley -- Nurturing the inventors of the future -- Appendix 1: Take the SQ and the EQ to find out your brain type -- Appendix 2: Take the AQ to find out how many autistic traits you have.
Control code
on1155485628
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 252 pages
Isbn
9781541647145
Lccn
2020019709
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1155485628

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