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Explaining Humans by Camilla Pang

Explaining Humans: What Science Can Teach Us about Life, Love and Relationships

Camilla Pang

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Imprint: Viking
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 3 Mar 2020
ISBN: 9780241409602

'This book is truly exceptional. Applying science to the problems of human relationships, the perils of perfectionism and the pitfalls of social etiquette, Millie has written a joyous, funny and hugely insightful text for all of us - whether neurotypical or neurodiverse.

4 stars out of 5
7 Mar 2020

"This vital memoir illuminates the power of being on the autism spectrum"

The book is the fruit of her studies. Part-memoir, part-instruction manual to human beings, it relates our behaviour to scientific concepts. It’s also a love letter to science, a constant reassuring presence in her life. “It’s hard for me to express how much love I have for proteins,” she writes. “In the same way that some children ascribe personalities to their pets or imaginary friends, and use them to start learning about human behaviour, I saw the personality in proteins.”

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