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Air Pollution May Raise Autism Risk

Air Pollution May Raise Autism Risk | Neuroanthropology | Scoop.it
Being exposed to high levels of air pollution from traffic may raise the risk of autism for babies, researchers say.
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Outsourcing memory: the internet has changed how we remember

Outsourcing memory: the internet has changed how we remember | Neuroanthropology | Scoop.it

When Nicholas Carr’s article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” hit newsstands in the July/August 2008 edition of The Atlantic, the reaction was predictably vociferous....

 

It has been four years since that particular tempest in a teacup, but it seems uncontentious to claim that these concerns still resonate.

 

If nothing else, there is certainly no shortage of evidence in favour of Carr’s observations that the internet is changing our relationship with information in some fairly profound ways.

 

In a study published in Science in 2011, US scientists claimed the internet has become a form of “external or transactive memory”, with information being stored outside ourselves.

 

In the face of this transition, the imperative to remember information has instead been replaced with the imperative to remember where information is located.

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2013 Training Programs related to Neuroanthropology | Neuroanthropology

2013 Training Programs related to Neuroanthropology | Neuroanthropology | Neuroanthropology | Scoop.it

Daniel's new post listing some of the opportunities for advanced training in neuroanthropology, cultural neuroscience, cultural psychiatry, anthropological methods, and related areas. Especially targeting graduate students, but also some programs for practitioners and people looking to expand their fields.

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On Forming a Digital Anthropology Group | Neuroanthropology

On Forming a Digital Anthropology Group | Neuroanthropology | Neuroanthropology | Scoop.it

"We encourage the Executive Board to consider how to support anthropologists working online, and to encourage further online collaboration and dissemination among AAA members. This will strengthen the discipline, and also permit more timely discussion and engagement among AAA members…

We view our online role as anthropologists as contributing a valuable service to the discipline we love. We are hopeful that this episode in our shared history will prove to catalyze important and inclusive dialogue regarding who we are as anthropologists as well as the channels we use to communicate with one another. We encourage the EB and the AAA membership as a whole to participate in this online community, to hear and join with the voices that are coming from within our discipline. This is an opportunity to move past marginalization and work together toward rebuilding a truly interdisciplinary anthropology based on mutual respect."


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Researchers Identify Physiological Evidence of 'Chemo Brain'

Researchers Identify Physiological Evidence of 'Chemo Brain' | Neuroanthropology | Scoop.it
CHICAGO, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chemotherapy can induce changes in the brain that may affect concentration and memory, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
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Racism after election | Anthropology of the Media

So I know I'm a little late to be posting about the election, but we had a really good discussion in my Race&Racism class regarding Obama and his ethnicity.

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Belief in Evolutionary Psychology May Be Hardwired, Study Says

Belief in Evolutionary Psychology May Be Hardwired, Study Says | Neuroanthropology | Scoop.it
[It's been a while since I've revived an old Pharyngula-safe post from my old blog, and it seemed like we have the appropriate theme going here today.] Biologists have long assumed that evolutionar...
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Tanya Luhrmann, hearing voices in Accra and Chenai | Neuroanthropology

Tanya Luhrmann, hearing voices in Accra and Chenai | Neuroanthropology | Neuroanthropology | Scoop.it

My post on Tanya Luhrmann's research on cultural variation across cultures. Based on her presentation to the Culture, Mind & Brain Conference in LA 2012, which was delivered by video.


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