Saturday, January 21, 2006

LL&H, chapters 1 & 2

Here are some links to ideas and concepts in chapters one & two.

Gourmand Syndrome:

Predictive Neural Coding of Reward Preference Involves Dissociable Responses in Human Ventral Midbrain and Ventral Striatum from Neuron 49, 157–166, January 5, 2006 (user="cns", PW="cns")


Wikipedia has a nice overview of Sociobiology with online nd external references. The notorious letter to the New York Review of Books that lashes out at Wilson and Sociobiology can be found here.

Evolutionary Psychology:

The recent Skeptic Magazine had a debate between David Buller, challenging the claim of EP, and Frank Miele, defending EP against Buller. Check out Buller's Guided Tour of EP and other articles at his home page.

Cosmides and Tooby offer a Primer on Evolutionary Psychology

Selfish Genes:

You can visit Richard Dawkins homepage, which has lots of his own articles and interesting links. A brief summary of the main ideas is here.

Anterior Cingulate:

You can find out more about the anterior cingulate at wikipedia, and in an article from Science.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Spring Book Selection

Our book selection for the spring of 2006 is Quartz and Sejnowski, Liars, Lovers, and Heroes: What the New Brain Science Reveals About How We Become Who We Are. We'll begin discussion on Wednesday, January 18 at noon in SC 200.