THOMAS SUDDENDORF was born in 1967 in Germany and is a full professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Queensland, Australia. He has received honors and distinctions for both his research and teaching, including awards from the Australian Academy of Social Sciences, the Australian Psychological Society and the American Psychological Association. He has written 10 book chapters and published more than 50 articles, including a 2007 paper on mental time travel that has become one of the most highly cited in the field of neuroscience and behaviour. He is regularly invited to give talks, keynote addresses and public lectures. His work has been covered in many distinguished international media outlets (such as ABC, BBC, Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, Discover, Science, Science News, Spektrum der Wissenschaft and Sueddeutsche Zeitung). He has particularly strong media links in the US and UK, and has been interviewed for recent stories in New Scientist and The New York Times. THE GAP is his first trade book.
The Science Of What Separates UsFrom Other Animals
One of PUBLISHERS WEEKLY’s Top 10 Fall 2013 titles in the ‘Science’ category
Beautifully written, well researched and thought provoking – Jane Goodall
Brilliantly combines scholarship with accessibility... This is popular science at its best – erudite, entertaining and wonderfully informative – Michael Corballis, Professor of Psychology, University of Auckland, and author of THE RECURSIVE MIND
Deep, illuminating... expertly reviews the evidence and arrives at provocative conclusions. A must-read – Stanislas Dehaene, author of READING IN THE BRAIN
Sweeping, sharply argued and exceptionally entertaining, it tells a story... that may turn out to be one of the great scientific discoveries of the century... a veritable eye-opener – Endel Tulving, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, University of Toronto, and author of ELEMENTS OF EPISODIC MEMORY
The definitive account of what we do and what we don’t know about the differences between animal and human minds.
It has been said that every psychologist must at some point fill in the following sentence: ‘The human being is the only animal that _____.’ Yet despite the many claims for human uniqueness, there is seemingly little consensus about what sets our minds apart from those of other animals.
Publisher: Basic (UK & US)
Pub Date: 28 November 2013
Length: 352 pages
World English Language (Basic), China (Shanghai Literature and Art Publishing House), Germany (Berlin), Japan (Hakuyosha), Spain (Ediciones Destino)
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