Unique: The New Science Of Human Individuality

September 29, 2020|
Unique: The New Science Of Human Individuality by David Linden
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Inspired by the abundance of unique personalities available on dating websites, a renowned neuroscientist examines the science of what makes you, you.
David J. Linden has devoted his career to understanding the biology common to all humans. But a few years ago he found himself on OkCupid. Looking through that vast catalog of human diversity, he got to wondering: What makes us all so different?Uniqueis the riveting answer. Exploring everything from the roots of sexuality, gender, and intelligence to whether we like bitter beer, Linden shows how our individuality results not from a competition of nature versus nurture, but rather from a mélange of genes continually responding to our experiences in the world, beginning in the womb. And he shows why individuality matters, as it is our differences that enable us to live together in groups.
Told with Linden''s unusual combination of authority and openness, seriousness of purpose and wit,Uniqueis the story of how the factors that make us all human can change and interact to make each of us a singular person.
David J. Lindenis a professor of neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where his lab studies memory storage and recovery of function after brain injury. He is the author of three previous books:Touch,The Accidental Mind, andThe Compass of Pleasure. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
Title:Unique: The New Science Of Human Individuality
Product dimensions:336 pages, 9.62 X 6.25 X 1.12 in
Shipping dimensions:336 pages, 9.62 X 6.25 X 1.12 in
Published:September 29, 2020
Publisher:Basic Books
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781541698888

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