Incredible! Listening to ‘When I’m 64’ makes you forget your age
As an illustration of the power of priming experiments to produce astonishing findings, a recent study shows that people tend to underestimate their age (but not their father’s) after listening
How much trust should we put in experimental results?
Thinking back on the year 2010, cognitive scientists will probably remember it as the year the Hauser affair broke out after years of rumors. That summer, a Harvard investigation committee found Marc
Religion science: if you pay the piper, do you call the tune?
A hot debate has been taking place these last few days, in the comments section of Harvey Whitehouse's recent post on religion. Part of the dispute has to do with the way cognitive scientists
How Grandma stopped worrying, and started to love cognitive anthropology
In the latest Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a paper  by Dimitrios Kapogiannis et al. proposes "an integrative cognitive neuroscience framework for understanding the cognitive
Astounding! Readers use their imagination when reading
Everyday, in spite of the critics, neuroimaging keeps on producing vast increases in our understanding of culture. This week, for example, Boing Boing  and Physorg  enthusiastically comment on
4 Stone Hearth 54: marriage and Japanese toys
This is the 54th issue of the Four Stone Hearth Anthropology Blog Carnival. The next issue will be hosted by The Greenbelt (thegreenbelt.blogspot.com). Anthro-bloggers this fortnight have written
This week: social learning and cooperation
This week on cognitionandculture.net, several posts will dwell on social learning and cooperation. Laurent Lehmann, Marcus Feldmann and others have a series of papers that call into question many
Community and Religion: poor predictors of the bliss of nations
Let me begin with this video - it was shot last Sunday in Jerusalem, in the Basilic where the Holy Sepulchre, the tomb of Jesus Christ, is vigilated by two opposing platoons of Armenian priests and