How to Be Human
Consciousness, Language and 48 More Things that Make You You
By: Jeremy Webb, New Scientist
Everything you need to know about being human: an eye-opening, full-color exploration of the true nature of human nature.
If you thought you knew who you were, THINK AGAIN.
Did you know that half your DNA isn't human? That somebody, somewhere has exactly the same face? Or that most of your memories are fiction?
What about the fact that you are as hairy as a chimpanzee, various parts of your body don't belong to you, or that you can read other people's minds? Do you really know why you blush, yawn and cry? Why 90 per cent of laughter has nothing to do with humour? Or what will happen to your mind after you die?
You belong to a unique, fascinating and often misunderstood species. How to be Human is your guide to making the most of it.