About the Author

Professor Thomas Suddendorf
Professor Thomas Suddendorf

Thomas studies the development of mental capacities in young children and in nonhuman animals to answer fundamental questions about the nature and evolution of the human mind. He has received honors and distinctions for both his research and teaching, including awards from the Australian Academy of Social Sciences, the Australian Psychological Society and the American Psychological Association. He has written a dozen book chapters and published more than 80 articles, including a 2007 paper on mental time travel that has been recognized as one of the most highly cited in the field of neuroscience and behaviour. His work has been covered in many distinguished international media outlets (such as Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, Discover Magazine, New Scientist, Science, and New York Times). “THE GAP- The science of what separates us from other animals” is his first trade book.


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Clues about the evolution of our extraordinary minds: Thomas Suddendorf at TEDxUQ