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The theory of creation - Times of Malta

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What is the philosophy of life? How did we get here? What is our purpose on earth? These are questions many of us have asked time and time again, without receiving a definite answer.
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What We Learned About Humanity in 2012 - LiveScience.com

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What We Learned About Humanity in 2012
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The controversial extinct human lineage known as "hobbits" gained a face this year, one of many projects that shed light in 2012 on the history of modern humans and their relatives.
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The theory of creation - Times of Malta

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What Is Neuroanthropology?

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What Is Neuroanthropology?

 

How brains and culture interact

 

Published on November 29, 2012 by Peter G. Stromberg, Ph.D. in Sex, Drugs, and Boredom

 

A new book called The Encultured Brain: An Introduction to Neuroanthropology by Daniel H. Lende and Greg Downey introduces a novel approach to my discipline of anthropology, and in fact I think this approach has relevance to all of the sciences that study human beings. As the name suggests, the gist of neuroanthropology is to study the interaction of human culture and human brains. Once one begins to do this, one of the oldest and most fruitless questions in the human sciences begins to dissolve. This question is: which is more important in determining human behavior, nature or nurture? As soon as one starts looking at how the brain interacts with culture, it becomes clear that it’s time to retire this question. What we need to try and understand is how nurture becomes nature and how nature is shaped by nurture.


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Top Books of 2012: Human Evolution and Anthropology | Neuroanthropology

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Jump to another list: Environmental and Climate Change; Evolution; Historical Geology; History of Science; Palaeontology; Zoology These are books about human evolution, anthropology, and related su...
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The 10 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2012

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From Buddhism to the relationship between creativity and dishonesty, by way of storytelling and habit.
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The Top 5 Neuroscience Breakthroughs of 2012

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More than any year before, 2012 was the year neuroscience exploded into pop culture. From mind-controlled robot hands to cyborg animals to TV specials to triumphant books, brain breakthroughs were tearing up the airwaves and the internets.

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Greg Downey's curator insight, December 24, 2012 3:30 PM

It's getting serious. The best technological breakthroughs in brain science of the year, including some stories we've covered over at PLOS Neuroanthropology.

luiy's curator insight, December 26, 2012 4:52 AM

1. Videos of Thoughts

Our most exciting neuroscience discovery of 2012 is also one of the most controversial. A team of researchers from the Gallant lab at UC Berkeley discovered a way to reconstruct videos of entire scenes from neural activity in a person’s visual cortex. Those on the cautionary side emphasize that activity in the visual cortex is fairly easy to decode (relatively speaking, of course) and that we’re still a long, long way from decoding videos of imaginary voyages or emotional palettes. In fact, from one perspective, this isn’t much different from converting one file format into another. On the other hand, though, these videos offer the first hints of the technological reality our children may inhabit: A world where the boundaries between the objective external world and our individual subjective experiences are gradually blurred and broken down. When it comes to transforming our relationship with our own consciousness – and those of the people around us – it doesn’t get much more profound than that.