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  • Get Smarter

    Jamais Cascio writes for The Atlantic on evolving human intelligence. "Pandemics. Global warming. Food shortages. No more fossil fuels. What are humans to do? The same thing the species has done before: evolve to meet the challenge. But this time we don’t have to rely on natural evolution to make...
     Posted by: wattawa
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PUBLICATIONS
  • The Language of Human Character (2013)

    Book Description: Hardcover release date 22 April 2013. It is virtuous to be wise and wise to be virtuous. The Language of Human Character is a reference book, textbook and workbook in one. It contains "The Human Character Dictionary," a definitive record of the language of human character...
    (My publication) Posted by: HPLCCEO
  • Constructive Recollection THESIS (2013)

    We all live in the same world and we all have our trust, expectations, presumptions, predictions, beliefs and intentions. They might even be wrapped up in a theory or a model that we can try and value, intuit and realize or know and sense, in our own mind or interactively. Constructive recollection is...
    (My publication) Posted by: Ron C. de Weijze
  • The Language of Human Virtue (2012)

    Book Description: Hardcover release date: 20 December 2012. It is virtuous to be wise and wise to be virtuous. The Language of Human Virtue is a reference book, textbook and workbook in one. It contains "The Building Virtue Dictionary," a definitive record of the language of human virtue with...
    (My publication) Posted by: HPLCCEO
  • To Be Virtuous, Second Edition (2012)

    Book Description: Hardcover release date 12 December 2012. It is virtuous to be wise and wise to be virtuous. To Be Virtuous, Second Edition is a reference book, textbook and workbook in one. It contains "The Human Virtues Dictionary," a definitive record of 4,900 definitions representing the...
    (My publication) Posted by: HPLCCEO
  • Non-instrumental belief is largely founded on singularity (2009)

    George Ainslie The radical evolutionary step that divides human decision-making from that of nonhumans is the ability to excite the reward process for its own sake, in imagination. Combined with hyperbolic over-valuation of the present, this ability is a potential threat to both the individual's...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: nick stock
  • Emotions as Within or Between People? Cultural Variation in Lay Theories of Emotion Expression and Inference (2009)

    By Yukiko Uchida, Sarah S. M. Townsend, Hazel Rose Markus, and Hilary B. Bergsieker Four studies using open-ended and experimental methods test the hypothesis that in Japanese contexts, emotions are understood as between people, whereas in American contexts, emotions are understood as primarily within...
    (My publication) Posted by: A. J. Stasic
  • Rapid evolution of social learning (2009)

    By M. FRANZ & C. L. NUNN "Culture is widely thought to be beneficial when social learning is less costly than individual learning and thus may explain the enormous ecological success of humans. Rogers (1988. Does biology constrain culture. Am. Anthropol. 90: 819–831) contradicted this common...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: A. J. Stasic
  • Big Brain: The Origins and Future of Intelligence (2009)

    "In this groundbreaking look at the evolution of our brains, eminent neuroscientists Gary Lynch and Richard Granger uncover the mysteries of the outsize intelligence of our ancestors, who had bigger brains than humans living today. Weaving together history, science, and the latest theories of artificial...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: wattawa
  • Is Our Brain Too Big to Think Effectively? (2009)

    Konrad R. Fialkowski "In their paper, “Archaic Human Admixture,” Garrigan and Kingan ( 2007 ) wrote, In contrast to Xp21 and RRM2P4 examples, in which the putatively introgressed archaic lineages were found at relatively low frequencies, the MCPH1 D lineage occurs in nearly 70% of the sampled chromosomes...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: wattawa
  • Social Intelligence, Human Intelligence and Niche Construction (2007)

    This paper is about the evolution of hominin intelligence. I agree with defenders of the social intelligence hypothesis in thinking that externalist models of hominin intelligence are not plausible: such models cannot explain the unique cognition and cooperation explosion in our lineage, for changes...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
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