The Origin of Ideas: Blending, Creativity, and the Human Spark

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9780199988822: The Origin of Ideas: Blending, Creativity, and the Human Spark
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"Turner makes a cogent and often colorfully argued case for blending's importance as crucial to the development of new ideas and imaginative works." --Publishers Weekly"Turner probes the nature of creativity. [...He applies] 'blending' to such complex topics as 'self, ' 'identity, ' and 'theory of mind' in a reader-friendly style that encompasses neurobiology, cartoons, Picasso, and Winnie-the-Pooh. Recommended. All readers." --S. Krippner, CHOICE"Turner probes the nature of creativity. He does apply 'blending' to such complex topics as 'self, ' identity, ' and 'theory of mind' in a reader-friendly style that encompasses neurobiology, cartoons, Picasso, and Winnie-the-Pooh. Recommended. All readers." --S. Krippner, CHOICE Magazine

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Why are we so innovative? Where do new ideas come from? Why are human beings so exceptionally good at innovation, leaving other species mentally in the dust? How can we hold onto new ideas once they are formed? This book explores the claim that the human spark, the source of innovation and the origin of ideas, was an advance that occurred in a particular kind of mental operation, which Turner calls blending. Blending is our ability to take two ideas or more and create a new idea from the "blend." And what is so fascinating is how human beings are able to engage in blending almost without effort and usually unconsciously. It appears to be second nature to us, how we live and breathe in the course of processing information and ideas.

Human beings are profoundly different from all other species in this ability. While many species can do what we cannot-fly, run amazingly fast, see in the dark—only human beings can innovate. Beginning somewhere in the Paleolithic Age, everything changed in the course of human events. Before that, we were a bunch of large mammals. After that, we were poised to take over the world. Turner makes the controversial and provocative claim that what made human advances possible was the ability to engage in the virtuosity of blending, which is everywhere apparent in our cultural record-in our creations and innovations-it is the origin of our ideas.

Turner's theory of blending is featured in Jonah Lehrer's bestselling book, Imagine, and this book will be the first to lay out this theory in detail for a lay audience and academics tackling the nature of the human brain and the fascinating puzzle of what it means to be human.

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Turner, Mark
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Descripción Oxford. 1 Cloth(s), 2014. hard. Estado de conservación: New. What makes human beings so innovative and adept at rapid, creative thinking? Where do new ideas come from, and once we have them, how do we carry them mentally into new situations? What allows our thinking to range easily over time, space, causation, and agency—so easily, in fact, that we take this truly remarkable ability for granted? The founding director of the Cognitive Science Network and the author of Ten Lectures on Mind and Language, cognitive science professor Mark Turner here offers a provocative new theory to answer such questions and many others. Turner argues that the distinctively human spark was an evolutionary advance that developed from a particular kind of mental operation, which he calls blending: our ability to take two or more ideas and create a new idea—a development exemplified in the "lionman," a 32,000-year-old ivory figurine, one of the earliest examples of blending. Here, the concepts "lion" and "man" are merged into a new figure, and Turner posits that at some stage during the Paleolithic Age, humans reached a tipping point in this ability. Before that, we were a bunch of large, unimaginative mammals; after, we possessed the capacity to invent and maintain culture, while cultural evolution allowed us to progress by leaps and bounds over biological evolution itself. 300. Nº de ref. de la librería 63971

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Descripción Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 2014. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. 236 x 156 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Why are we so innovative? Where do new ideas come from? Why are human beings so exceptionally good at innovation, leaving other species mentally in the dust? How can we hold onto new ideas once they are formed? This book explores the claim that the human spark, the source of innovation and the origin of ideas, was an advance that occurred in a particular kind of mental operation, which Turner calls blending. Blending is our ability to take two ideas or more and create a new idea from the blend. And what is so fascinating is how human beings are able to engage in blending almost without effort and usually unconsciously. It appears to be second nature to us, how we live and breathe in the course of processing information and ideas. Human beings are profoundly different from all other species in this ability. While many species can do what we cannot-fly, run amazingly fast, see in the dark-only human beings can innovate. Beginning somewhere in the Paleolithic Age, everything changed in the course of human events. Before that, we were a bunch of large mammals. After that, we were poised to take over the world. Turner makes the controversial and provocative claim that what made human advances possible was the ability to engage in the virtuosity of blending, which is everywhere apparent in our cultural record-in our creations and innovations-it is the origin of our ideas. Turner s theory of blending is featured in Jonah Lehrer s bestselling book, Imagine, and this book will be the first to lay out this theory in detail for a lay audience and academics tackling the nature of the human brain and the fascinating puzzle of what it means to be human. Nº de ref. de la librería AOP9780199988822

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Descripción Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 2014. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. 236 x 156 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Why are we so innovative? Where do new ideas come from? Why are human beings so exceptionally good at innovation, leaving other species mentally in the dust? How can we hold onto new ideas once they are formed? This book explores the claim that the human spark, the source of innovation and the origin of ideas, was an advance that occurred in a particular kind of mental operation, which Turner calls blending. Blending is our ability to take two ideas or more and create a new idea from the blend. And what is so fascinating is how human beings are able to engage in blending almost without effort and usually unconsciously. It appears to be second nature to us, how we live and breathe in the course of processing information and ideas. Human beings are profoundly different from all other species in this ability. While many species can do what we cannot-fly, run amazingly fast, see in the dark-only human beings can innovate. Beginning somewhere in the Paleolithic Age, everything changed in the course of human events. Before that, we were a bunch of large mammals. After that, we were poised to take over the world. Turner makes the controversial and provocative claim that what made human advances possible was the ability to engage in the virtuosity of blending, which is everywhere apparent in our cultural record-in our creations and innovations-it is the origin of our ideas. Turner s theory of blending is featured in Jonah Lehrer s bestselling book, Imagine, and this book will be the first to lay out this theory in detail for a lay audience and academics tackling the nature of the human brain and the fascinating puzzle of what it means to be human. Nº de ref. de la librería AOP9780199988822

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