from month 06/2012

Call for papers: Fieldwork in mind and mind in fieldwork

Workshop that is part of the 17th World Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, which has the overall theme "Evolving Humanity, Emerging Worlds" (Manchester, 5th-10th August, 2013) Organised by Denis Regnier (Jean Nicod Institute) and Rita ...

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Call for papers: Panel on cognition and culture at the 17th World Congress of the International Unio

Rita Astuti and Denis Regnier organize a panel at the 17th World Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, titled, 'Evolving Humanity, Emerging Worlds'. The panel's page and call for contributions is here (deadline July 13th).  

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Why don’t people like markets?

People do not love markets – there is a lot of evidence for that. Is it relevant that, well, to put it bluntly, people do not seem to understand much about market economics? That is a common enough message from professional economists. It is put into sharper focus by Bryan Caplan in his ...

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PhD position in Social Psychology/Experimental Pragmatics

PhD 4-year job position Social Psychology/Experimental Pragmatics at the Univeristé Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium Job description: One PhD position is available within a joint project on pragmatics and social cognition, coordinated by Olivier Klein and Mikhail Kissine. The ...

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Robin Dunbar vs. Pop Dunbar

This post is part of a Webinar, Debating Dunbar's Number. Part 1 — Part 2 — Part 3 While reading the stimulating critique of Robin Dunbar's social brain hypothesis recently published by Jan de Ruiter and his colleagues, my first reaction was: "Straw man!". On ...

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A debate on Robin Dunbar’s social brain hypothesis

  This post is part of a Webinar, Debating Dunbar's Number. Part 1 — Part 2 — Part 3   Some months ago, an article by Jan de Ruiter, Gavin Weston and Stephen Lyon appeared in American Anthropologist. The paper's target is Robin Dunbar's Social brain ...

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Are we sure we can groom beyond Dunbar’s number?

This post is part of a Webinar, Debating Dunbar's Number. Part 1 — Part 2 — Part 3 When I heard about Kanai et al.'s paper [1] announcing a correlation between grey matter density in several brain areas and online social network size, I immediately updated my Facebook ...

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Dual process theories of language and thinking

A special Issue of Mind and Society (vol 11 (1) June 2012) on “Dual process theories of language and thinking” "There has been increasing interest in recent years in dual process theories of human thought. This special issue of Mind and Society reflects this interest, some ...

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