Culture and Cognition: Evolutionary Perspectives

Culture and Cognition: Evolutionary PerspectivesHuman culture depends on human minds for its creation, meaning and exchange. But minds also depend on culture for their contents and processes. Past resolutions to this circularity problem have tended to give too much weight to one side and too little weight to the other.In this groundbreaking and timely work, Bradley Franks demonstrates how a more plausible resolution to the circularity problem emerges from reframing mind and culture and their relations in evolutionary terms. He proposes an alt…

The Science of Fear: How the Culture of Fear Manipulates Your Brain

The Science of Fear: How the Culture of Fear Manipulates Your Brain“An invaluable resource for anyone who aspires to think clearly” (The Guardian) from the New York Times bestselling author of Superforecasting and Future BabbleFrom terror attacks to collapsing economies, from painkiller epidemics to mass gun violence and poisonous toys from China, our list of fears seems to be exploding. Yet we are the safest and healthiest humans in history. Why are we so worried?The Science of Fear is an introduction to the new brain science of risk, dissecting the fear…

Culture and Cognition: Evolutionary Perspectives by Bradley Franks (2011-05-15)

Culture and Cognition: Evolutionary Perspectives by Bradley Franks (2011-05-15)“An invaluable resource for anyone who aspires to think clearly” (The Guardian) from the New York Times bestselling author of Superforecasting and Future BabbleFrom terror attacks to collapsing economies, from painkiller epidemics to mass gun violence and poisonous toys from China, our list of fears seems to be exploding. Yet we are the safest and healthiest humans in history. Why are we so worried?The Science of Fear is an introduction to the new brain science of risk, dissecting the fear…

Culture and Cognition: Evolutionary Perspectives by Franks Bradley (2011-05-15) Paperback

Culture and Cognition: Evolutionary Perspectives by Franks Bradley (2011-05-15) Paperback“An invaluable resource for anyone who aspires to think clearly” (The Guardian) from the New York Times bestselling author of Superforecasting and Future BabbleFrom terror attacks to collapsing economies, from painkiller epidemics to mass gun violence and poisonous toys from China, our list of fears seems to be exploding. Yet we are the safest and healthiest humans in history. Why are we so worried?The Science of Fear is an introduction to the new brain science of risk, dissecting the fear…

Music and the Brain

Music and the BrainIn Music and the Brain, neuroscientist and Professor of Psychology Aniruddh Patel of Tufts University probes one of the mind’s most profound mysteries. Covering the latest research findings-from the origins of music’s emotional powers to the deficits involved in amusia, or the inability to hear music-these 18 enthralling half-hour lectures will make you think about music and your brain in a new way. “Ani’s series of lectures hit all the right notes. A gifted and engaging guide, he delivers an ex…

Social and Personality Development: An Evolutionary Synthesis (Perspectives in Developmental Psychology)

Social and Personality Development: An Evolutionary Synthesis (Perspectives in Developmental Psychology)This volume is an attempt to integrate the theory and data of social and personality development within a modem evolutionary framework. The various chapters are not meant to be read in isolation from one another but rather are intended to form an integrated whole. There is thus a great deal of cross-referencing between chapters and to some extent they all stand or fall together. This also suggests that the accuracy (or usefulness) of a particular chapter cannot be judged until the book is compre…

Evolving Norms: Cognitive Perspectives in Economics (Palgrave Advances in Behavioral Economics)

Evolving Norms: Cognitive Perspectives in Economics (Palgrave Advances in Behavioral Economics)This book presents institutional evolution and individual choice as codependent results of behavioral patterns. Drawing on F.A. Hayek’s concepts of cognition and cultural evolution, Teraji demonstrates how the relationship between the sensory and social orders can allow economists to track social norms and their effects on the global economy. He redirects attention from the conventional focus on what an individual chooses to the changing social order that determines how an individual chooses. Cu…