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  • Basic References on the Global Brain / Superorganism - Short annotated bibliography and link list related to theories of the global brain. "Society can be viewed as a multicellular organism, with individuals in the role of the cells. The network of communication channels connecting individuals then plays the role of a nervous system for this superorganism, i.e. a "global brain"."
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  • Brain Channels - Evolving Human Intelligence - Extensive site containing sections on evolution, "memory expansion" and brain research news.
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  • Cog Web - Research tool for exploring the relevance of the study of human cognition to communication and the arts. Features articles, discourse and bibliography.
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  • Cognitive Science & Literature & Composition - Writings applying cognitive science to the study of literature and composition, including chapters from a book. Also includes links to other relevant material.
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  • Contagion: Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture - A scholarly journal dedicated to the exploration, criticism, and development of RenĂ© Girard's mimetic model of the relationship between violence and religion in the genesis and maintenance of culture.
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  • Emanuel Diamant - Publications on cognition, artificial intelligence, robotics and information processing in the human brain.
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  • The Evolution of Ethics: Cybernetic Ethics - "The evolution of ethical systems is described in scientific terms using cybernetics as its logical foundation. A plausible theory of the integration of science and ethics." Online book
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  • Intelligent Socio-Cognitive Systems: New TOGA Reconceptualization of Socio-Cognitive Engineering - Paper on the engineering of highly complex large aggregates of intelligence-based systems in the real world environment.
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  • The Pleistocene and the Origins of Human Culture: - Peter J. Richerson and Robert Boyd argue that the specific mechanism by which humans mastered the Pleistocene is our capacity to evolve adaptations to the variation of Plio-Pleistocene environments via cultural traditions.
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  • Precis of Origins of the Modern Mind - The central hypothesis in this paper is that there were three major cognitive transformations by which the modern human mind emerged over several million years: 1) mimetic skill and autocueing, 2) lexical invention, 3) externalization of memory.
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  • Psychology, Culture, and Evolution - Site has three sections: the first is concerned with the evolution of the human capacity to construct signs; the second deals with Cultural-Historical Psychology; the third concerns theories and arguments about the evolution of brain, consciousness, language, and sociality.
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  • The Thinking Meat Project - Essays and weblog entries on various topics regarding human nature.
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  • Without Miracles: The Evolution, Acquisition, and Use of Language - Chapter from Prof. Gary Cziko's book "Without Miracles: Universal Selection Theory and the Second Darwinian Revolution."
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  • Machines Like Us - A web resource for those interested in evolution, cognition, synthetic life, artificial intelligence and general science that improves the human condition. [RSS]
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