Daily Archives: July 14, 2014

The Societal Function of Cultural Heritage

In Europe, it is debated whether economic development will draw on the ability of places to adapt and react to internal and external shocks using local resources; this ability alludes to the application of the concept of resilience, or the … Continue reading

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Intangible Cultural Heritage: Safeguarding for Creativity

Intangible cultural heritage (ICH) concerns ‘‘the practices, representations, expressions, knowledge and skills” that belong to communities and are held by specific members. It is not static, but it continually transforms and innovates. Elements of ICH are deeply rooted in territories … Continue reading

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Preserving Cultural Heritage through Creative Industry

Cultural heritage is one important thing about the existence of a society. Therefore, now it’s become increasingly important  to preserve many valuable cultural heritages. It includes many kinds of art works. Recently, creative industries grow rapidly at SME scale. It … Continue reading

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A definition of Cultural Heritage: From the Tangible to the Intangible

The aim of this work is to analyse the evolution of the concept of cultural heritage in West European states. In the last decades of the 20th century, the term “heritage” was characterised by expansion and semantic transfer, resulting in … Continue reading

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Towards a Cultural Heritage Education: The role of ICT

Living and being part of today’s Knowledge Society implies recognizing the importance of the past and imposes considering Cultural Heritage as a fundamental background of our identity. This paper investigates how ICT tools can contribute to enhancing Cultural Heritage Education. … Continue reading

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Handbook of Neurosociology

Until recently, a handbook on neurosociology would have been viewed with skepticism by sociologists, who have long been protective of their disciplinary domain against perceived encroachment by biology. But a number of developments in the last decade or so have … Continue reading

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The Encultured Brain: An Introduction to Neuroanthropology

The brain and the nervous system are our most cultural organs. Our nervous system is especially immature at birth, our brain disproportionately small in relation to its adult size and open to cultural sculpting at multiple levels. Recognizing this, the … Continue reading

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On the Effects of Cultural Experience on the Brain

How does the brain represent number and perform mathematical calculations? According to a recent and provocative study by Tang and colleagues, it depends on which language you learn. They found that the divergent linguistic and cultural experiences of native Chinese … Continue reading

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The Brain, the Mind, and Societal and Cultural Learning

Research reveals that historical episodes of societal and cultural change have always been mediated by out groups which seek direct experience of reality and the personal transformation it entrains. The strict rationalist model of cultural change used in Futures Research … Continue reading

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Brain and Socio-Cultural Environment

The human brain is currently studied as a natural object working in a world of natural stimuli. Brain functional organization depending on the socio-cultural environment is not sufficiently considered. Research perspectives are outlined in order to verify the hypothesis of … Continue reading

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