Posts Tagged ‘Cognitive Science’

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via Primates’ social intelligence overestimated: Primates groom others if afraid they’d lose fight.

Just commentary:

Now, the suggestion that we far too easily ascribe rational behavior to animals that don’t really deserve it has been made by Daniel Dennett for a very long time- the case he argues in Kinds of Minds– which I’m a commute away …

How far can reductionist eliminative science go ? Are we ever going to be able to explain the complexities of intelligence down to the function of just one gene, or even the more closely examined Single Nucleotide Polymorphism?

I’m generally suspect whenever there’s an effort to explain the complex biological process of behavior, which involves more …

ScienceDaily (2010-05-19) — Decreasing the intake of calories and tweaking the activity of the hormone insulin are two methods long known to increase lifespan in a wide range of organisms. In particular, studies have shown that longevity can be extended by reducing activity in the insulin-signaling pathway — a chain of events through which insulin …