Kluge (book)

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Kluge: The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind
Author Gary Marcus
Country United States
Language English
Publication date
2008

Kluge: The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind is a 2008 non-fiction book by American psychologist Gary Marcus.

A "kluge" is a patched-together solution for a problem, clumsily assembled from whatever materials are immediately available.[1] Marcus's book argues that the human brain employs many such kluges, and that evolutionary psychology often favors genes that give "immediate advantages" over genes that provide long-term value.[2]

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  1. ^ Kean, Sam (29 March 2008). "Review: Kluge by Gary Marcus". New Scientist. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Kluge: The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind". Publishers Weekly. 11 February 2008. Retrieved 24 October 2013.