Author Archives: Giorgio Bertini

About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++

Foucault and social media: life in a virtual panopticon

This is the first installment in a three-part series. Part 2. I tweet, therefore I become Part 3. The call of the crowd ——————————————- You start the day bleary-eyed and anxious. You stayed up late last night working on a … Continue reading

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Neurobiologically Poor? Brain Phenotypes, Inequality, and Biosocial Determinism

The rise of neuroplasticity has led to new fields of study about the relationship between social inequalities and neurobiology, including investigations into the “neuroscience of poverty.” The neural phenotype of poverty proposed in recent neuroscientific research emerges out of classed, … Continue reading

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Critical Neuroscience and Socially Extended Minds

The concept of a socially extended mind suggests that our cognitive processes are extended not simply by the various tools and technologies we use, but by other minds in our intersubjective interactions and, more systematically, by institutions that, like tools … Continue reading

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Social Science and Neuroscience beyond Interdisciplinarity

This article is an account of the dynamics of interaction across the social sciences and neurosciences. Against an arid rhetoric of ‘interdisciplinarity’, it calls for a more expansive imaginary of what experiment – as practice and ethos – might offer … Continue reading

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Social and Cultural Anthropology: The Key Concepts

Social and Cultural Anthropology: The Key Concepts is the ideal introduction to this discipline, defining and discussing its central terms with clarity and authority. Among the concepts explored are: Cybernetics Ecriture Feminine Gossip Human Rights Moralities Stereotypes Thick Description Violence. … Continue reading

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Neuroscience Reveals Why Favorite Songs Make Us Feel So Good

Music reward sensitivity relies on fronto-striatal circuits, McGill study finds. A new study by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University in Canada reveals that it’s possible to increase or decrease someone’s enjoyment of music by … Continue reading

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The Connection Between Music and Sociability

New research uncovers links between enjoyment of music and social interaction. Taste in music varies considerably, but whatever people enjoy listening to, they often report an emotional response that has a touch of the physical to it. Maybe you feel … Continue reading

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Impact of parents mobile device use on parent-child interaction: A literature review

This review attempts to provide an overview of parents’ mobile device distractions while caring for their children and the implications of this distraction on parent-child relationships. This review was conducted on literature published through November 2016, 27 sources were identified. … Continue reading

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Apprenticeship in Thinking: Cognitive Development in Social Context

This interdisciplinary work presents an integration of theory and research on how children develop their thinking as they participate in a cultural activity with the guidance and challenge of their caregivers and other companions. The author, a leading developmental psychologist, … Continue reading

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Parent–child interactions and child outcomes

We analyze a randomized parent training program that targets the parents of preschool children in Germany. Changes in parent-child interaction during early childhood improve behavioral outcomes 10 years later in adolescence.  The effects are stronger for girls and are not confined … Continue reading

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