from month 10/2009

Outbreak!

Hilary Evans and Robert Bartholomew have compiled and "Encyclopedia of Extraordinary Social Behavior". This is quite an impressive endeavour that can be used for scholarly purposes (it is well referenced) and for fun (because people do weird things sometimes). The articles I've read ...

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The universality of music: Cross-cultural comparison, the recognition of emotions, and the influence

It has long been debated which aspects of music perception are universal and which are specific to a specific musical culture. A recent paper, "Universal Recognition of Three Basic Emotions in Music" by T. Fritz, S. Jentschke, N. Gosselin, D. Sammler, I. Peretz, R. Turner, A. ...

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Mind and society: Special issue on social simulation

The latest issue of Mind and Society (Volume 8, Number 2 / décembre 2009), a journal of obvious cognition and culture relevance, is on social simulation. Here is the table of content:  Special issue on: Social simulationPreface Rosaria Conte, 127-130The ...

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Proper names in mind, language and culture

Proper names are a standard topic of anthropological research, focusing on the variety of naming systems across cultures and on the role of names in social relationships and verbal interactions (for a recent collection, see The Anthropology of names and naming, edited by Gabriele vom Bruck and ...

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The Opening Conference of the Cognitive Development Center at CEU

The recently established Cognitive Development Center at the Central European University, led by Professors Gergely Csibra and György Gergely, will hold its Opening Conference in Budapest on January 15 and 16, 2010.The speakers of the conference are: Susan Carey ...

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