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  • With a "Wearable" PET Scanner, Two Realms of Brain Science Merge

    By David Zax, Fast Company Brain scanning techniques, like MRI and PET, have opened new provinces of neuroscience. It's nearly impossible to read an article about the brain without seeing the familiar heat maps featuring which parts of the brain "light up" during a given task. But there's...
     Posted by: Anna Gomberg
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PUBLICATIONS
  • Processing Criticism And Spontaneity (2013)

    If Social Constructionism does not prefer monistic Postmodernism over dualistic Modernism, it should include, next to living expressions and spontaneous gestures, criticism into its process model, occurring as independent confirmation and implying coordinated reflection between the knowing organism and...
    (My publication) Posted by: Ron C. de Weijze
  • Unadaptive Consciousness In Evolutionary Psychology (2012)

    The role of consciousness in evolutionary psychology, apart from postponing, rerouting, reinterpreting or ignoring stimuli, may simply be independently confirming, as in any science’s methodology. Responding to prof René van Hezewijk's 1997 paper "Digging tunnels; will philosophy, psychology...
    (My publication) Posted by: Ron C. de Weijze
  • Spontaneous planning for future stone throwing by a male chimpanzee (2009)

    Abstract: Planning for a future, rather than a current, mental state is a cognitive process generally viewed as uniquely human. Here, however, I shall report on a decade of observations of spontaneous planning by a male chimpanzee in a zoo. The planning actions, which took place in a calm state, included...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: admin
  • A Model for Tool-Use Traditions in Primates: Implications for the Coevolution of Culture and Cognition (2003)

    Inspired by the demonstration that tool-use variants among wild chimpanzees and orangutans qualify as traditions (or cultures), we developed a formal model to predict the incidence of these acquired specializations among wild primates and to examine the evolution of their underlying abilities. We assumed...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
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