read The Domesticated Brain E-pub Author Bruce M. Hood

Bruce M. Hood ☆ 5 Free read

Redictable social landscape In The Domesticated Brain renowned psychologist Bruce Hood explores the relationship between the brain and social behaviour looking for clues as to origins and operations of the mechanisms that keep us bound together How do our br Bruce Hood The Domesticated Brain 2014Bruce Hood explores how the human brain has adapted throughout the last few millennia to the life of a social animal with a complexity beyond that of any other animal We start off with the surprising idea that our brains have actually gotten progressively smaller losing some 20% of their mass as our societies have gotten progressively complex and integrated This is not necessarily a bad thing but we have adapted to have the surrounding social world that we created be an essential part of our survival to the point that it actually replaces some of the brain functions that we needed when we were loners or in small groupsFrom here we get an interesting mix of evolutionary biology neuroscience and social psychology in a really readable format It is actually a bit of a page turner Nothing I read here was exactly something I didn t know or a great discovery but it s set out in a plain interesting and convincing way Hood is a pretty good writer of nonfiction So it s a bit of a pager turner exploring why we behave the way we do in society why society is important how it s an essential part of being human This explores all facets of life from what happens when you get drunk to why you have mass killings in schools from the first human societies to the internet and social networking A fun uick read Recommended Devoted to Drew you get drunk to why

Summary ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Bruce M. Hood

The Domesticated Brain

Ains enable us to live together to raise children and to learn and pass on information and culture Combining social psychology with neuroscience Hood provides an essential introduction to the hidden operations of the brain and explores what makes us who we a Clear and covers a variety of material without oversimplifying muchThe central thesis is that as human digestive systems intelligence and technology and lastly climate led to lifestyle changes from small nomadic tribes to larger settled groups there was selection for traits facilitating coexistence and thus we became self domesticatingIt s fairly convincing although much of the book concerns peripheral issues and there s not much new here for anyone with basic knowledge in the areas around evolutionary biology

Summary The Domesticated Brain

What makes us social animals Why do we behave the way we doHow does the brain influence our behaviour The brain may have initially evolved to cope with a threatening world of beasts limited food and adverse weather but we now use it to navigate an eually unp It seems that the domestication produces a reduction in the brain in terms of mass ie it shrinks and this goes for both men and animals although in our case we prefer to speak of ability to live in society or less extended Clearly socialization brings with it the ability of communication and is therefore the researcher s idea that our brain has evolved to be social which implies thus the ability to feel various emotions and to empathize and this would also explain the really exceptional lasting time compared to that of other animals of our childhood It is during childhood that we learn to understand others and especially to control ourselves and our reactions because this is a prereuisite for living in a societySembra che l addomesticamento produca una riduzioni del cervello in termini di massa cio si rimpicciolisce e uesto vale sia per gli uomini che per gli animali anche se nel nostro caso si preferisce parlare di capacit di vivere in societ pi o meno allargate Chiaramente la socializzazione porta con s la capacit di comunicazione ed uindi idea del ricercatore che il nostro cervello si sia evoluto per essere sociale il che comporta uindi anche la capacit di empatizzare e di provare emozioni varie e uesto spiegherebbe anche la durata veramente eccezionale paragonata a uella degli altri animali della nostra infanzia proprio durante l infanzia che impariamo a comprendere gli altri e soprattutto a controllare noi stessi e le nostre reazioni proprio perch uesta una conditio sine ua per vivere in una societ THANKS TO NETGALLEY AND PENGUIN BOOKS UK FOR THE PREVIEW


10 thoughts on “The Domesticated Brain

  1. says:

    It seems that the domestication produces a reduction in the brain in terms of mass ie it shrinks and this goes for both men and animals although in our case we prefer to speak of ability to live in society or less

  2. says:

    Why do we need brains Your first thought must be that we need brains to stay alive But we also need other organs to stay alive Hood opens The Domesticated Brain with various intriguing thoughts even for someone who has taken an introductory psychology course Nonetheless as the book goes on much of the content seems to be an aggregation of past knowledge In other words it would be a great book if you're looking for an introduction to human

  3. says:

    This is one of the best books in the field of Psychology I enjoyed reading this tremendously and it is a refresher to my rusty knowledge about Psych as it has been a few years since I was minor ed in Psych at school lol Having said that people who are new to the field of Psychology should give this a go because the concepts are easy to comprehend Hood has also provided a plethora of examples which made the reading all the enjoyable and f

  4. says:

    I loved how succinctly and simply the author crammed so much into such a small tome I was genuinely pleased by the way he spelled out the chapt

  5. says:

    Bruce Hood The Domesticated Brain 2014Bruce Hood explores how the human brain has adapted throughout the last few millennia to the life of a social animal with a complexity beyond that of any other animal We start off with the surprising idea that our brains have actually gotten progressively smaller losing some 20% of

  6. says:

    This is a fun read on the evolution of the human brain and most importantly social behaviour The author recites an abundance of research findings and proven behavioral biases although to his credit he refrains from admitting closure for topics that still evoke contradictory interpretations This book does not serve as a mere encyc

  7. says:

    I borrowed this book from a friend who is working on a PhD in neuroscience in an attempt to understand the science behind human social interaction A lot of the ideas in the book I was already familiar with but for me it was the first time I learnt how the brain controls our social nature which was interesting The book was definitely for beginners and wouldn't be suitable for anyone after in depth analysis but it was st

  8. says:

    Clear and covers a variety of material without oversimplifying muchThe central thesis is that as human digestive systems intelligence and technology and lastly climate led to lifestyle changes from small nomadic tr

  9. says:

    An interesting book though I am not sure that I believe in all of the summaries and conclusions Worth reading though Dipped in and out of during a year so a lot of the pretext was admittedly vague by then

  10. says:

    An accessible digestible account of a complicated and timely subject Exactly what a Pelican should be

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *