What is creativity? How does it work? Why do we have it? And where is it taking us? In a time when the old ways of living are being torn up and remodelled, human civilisation is facing challenges that require all our ingenuity to address. In The Runaway Species, neuroscientist David Eagleman and composer Anthony Brandt unravel the threads of the arts, neuroscience, evolution and technology which make up the tapestry of human creativity, leading us on a tour through the history of innovation from the moon landings to Picasso's 'Les Demoiselles d'Avignon'.
David Eagleman, Ph.D. is a neuroscientist at the Baylor College of Medicine, where he directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action as well as the Initiative on Neuroscience and Law. His scientific research is published in journals from Science to Nature, and his previous books include the international bestsellers Incognito and Sum.