Daily Archives: April 17, 2014

The Co-evolution of Language and Emotions

We argue that language evolution started like the evolution of reading and writing, through cultural evolutionary processes. Genuinely new behavioral patterns emerged from collective exploratory processes that individuals could learn because of their brain plasticity. Those cultural–linguistic innovative practices that … Continue reading

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¿Vivimos en un mundo diseñado para excluir? ¿Qué hemos hecho culturalmente para que esto no sea así?

Juntos… es un libro sobre el desmoronamiento de la cooperación social, con algunas salidas idealistas. Dice Sennett que los Estados Unidos se ha convertido en una sociedad internamente tribal, donde la gente se opone a reunirse con quienes son diferentes. … Continue reading

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Play Outside! Ways to Health, Happiness, Creativity, and to Environmental Sustainability

For both adults and kids, time spent outdoors increases all measures of well-being:  psychological and physical health, cognitive abilities, and creativity. It is also good for the planet. Here’s a brief review of the research and some suggestions for how … Continue reading

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Assédio: por que as explicações fáceis não satisfazem

Não responsabilize apenas indivíduos, nem aceite saídas superficiais, como vagões segregados. Que tal rever relações entre “homem”, “mulher” e sexo? No meio de tanto debate sobre o assédio que as mulheres sofrem diariamente em espaços públicos. Curiosamente, é a única … Continue reading

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