Explaining Humans

by Camilla Pang

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    Non Fiction

    Paperback

    9780241987117

    Published March 2021

    How proteins, machine learning and molecular chemistry can teach us about the complexities of human behaviour and the world around us

    How do we understand the people around us? How do we recognise people’s motivations, their behaviour, or even their facial expressions? And, when do we learn the social cues that dictate human behaviour?

    Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the age of eight, Camilla Pang struggled to understand the world around her and the way people worked. Desperate for a solution, Camilla asked her mother if there was an instruction manual for humans that she could consult. But, without the blueprint to life she was hoping for, Camilla began to create her own. Now armed with a PhD in biochemistry, Camilla dismantles our obscure social customs and identifies what it really means to be human using her unique expertise and a language she knows best: science.

    Through a set of scientific principles, this book examines life’s everyday interactions including:

    – Decisions and the route we take to make them;
    – Conflict and how we can avoid it;
    – Relationships and how we establish them;
    – Etiquette and how we conform to it.

    Explaining Humans is an original and incisive exploration of human nature and the strangeness of social norms, written from the outside looking in. Camilla’s unique perspective of the world, in turn, tells us so much about ourselves – about who we are and why we do it – and is a fascinating guide on how to lead a more connected, happier life.

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