Neuroanthropology. Sometimes it’s straight-up neuroscience, sometimes it’s all anthropology, most of the time it’s somewhere in the middle. Greg is the cultural guy, now interested in bio stuff. Daniel is the bio guy, now interested in cultural stuff. Or, to say it differently, Greg does capoiera, mixed martial arts, and rugby. Daniel does alcohol, drugs, and video games. Two very different styles of recreation.
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Our brains are alien technology. We don’t understand how they work, and the glimpses w have gotten so far indicate that our brains work quite differently than our own smart technology. After a century of research, we are just beginning …The post Our Brains as Alien Technology appeared first on Neuroanthropology.
Bringing Scholarly Book Review into the Digital Age: The American Anthropological Association Initiative
Better, faster, stronger. Whether Superman or Daft Punk, the motto works. But until now, these words didn’t apply to how academic books got reviewed. The American Anthropological Association (AAA), with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and prominent …The post Bringing Scholarly Book Review into the Digital Age: The American Anthropological Association Initiative appeared first on Neuroanthropology.
The subtitle of Nicholas Wade’s new book, A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race, and Human History, is transparent. In combining genes, race, and human history, Wade makes a simplistic argument: genes determine race, and race determines human history. Wade is …The post Nicholas Wade and His Determinist Genes appeared first on Neuroanthropology.
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