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Brain and Socio-Cultural Environment

The human brain is currently studied as a natural object working in a world of natural stimuli. Brain functional organization depending on the socio-cultural environment is not sufficiently considered. Research perspectives are outlined in order to verify the hypothesis of … Continue reading

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Social Intelligence – from Brain to Culture

Humans are perhaps the most social animals. Although some eusocial insects, herd mammals and seabirds live in colonies comprising millions of individuals, no other species lives in such a variety of social groups as Homo sapiens. We live in many … Continue reading

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Anthropology of the Brain: Consciousness, Culture, and Free Will

In this unique exploration of the mysteries of the human brain, Roger Bartra shows that consciousness is a phenomenon that occurs not only in the mind, but also in an external network, a symbolic system. He argues that the symbolic … Continue reading

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Evolution of Mind, Brain, and Culture

Descartes boldly claimed: “I think, therefore I am.” But one might well ask: Why do we think? How? When and why did our human ancestors develop language and culture? In other words, what makes the human mind human? Evolution of … Continue reading

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Social Cognition: From Brains to Culture

In Social Cognition: From Brains to Culture, Fiske and Taylor carefully integrate the many new threads of social cognition research that have emerged, including developments within social neuroscience, cultural psychology and some areas of applied psychology, and continue to tell … Continue reading

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Cultural differences in Human Brain Activity

Psychologists have been trying to understand differences in cognition and behavior between East Asian and Western cultures within a single cognitive framework such as holistic versus analytic or interdependent versus independent processes. However, it remains unclear whether cultural differences in … Continue reading

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Culture and Education: new frontiers in Brain Plasticity

Cognitive neuroscience has started to probe cross-cultural differences in the neuronal mechanisms underlying cognitive, perceptual and social domains. Moreover, brain imaging has revealed how education changes the brain. Such research opens up a new frontier in brain plasticity research, breaking … Continue reading

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Neuroanthropology – a Humanistic Science for the Study of the Culture–Brain nexus

In this article, we argue that a combined anthropology/neuroscience field of enquiry can make a significant and distinctive contribution to the study of the relationship between culture and the brain. This field, which can appropriately be termed as neuroanthropology, is … Continue reading

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The Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging and Culture

Research into the cognitive neuroscience of aging has revealed exciting and unexpected changes to the brain over the lifespan. However, studies have mostly been conducted on Western populations, raising doubts about the universality of age-related changes. Cross-cultural investigation of aging … Continue reading

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