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Mind and Culture

William Benzon
 
The Clockwork Muse: The Predictability of Artistic Change
The Clockwork Muse: The Predictability of Artistic Change
"Pioneering empirical study of artistic change over long periods of time."
Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo
Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo
"Classic account of taboo, religion, and social structure."
Cognition in the Wild (Bradford Books)
Cognition in the Wild (Bradford Books)
"Accumulated cultural knowledge and social interaction in navigating ships."
Societies of Brains: A Study in the Neuroscience of Love and Hate (INNS Series of Texts, Monographs, and Proceedings Series)
Societies of Brains: A Study in the Neuroscience of Love and Hate (INNS Series of Texts, Monographs, and Proceedings Series)
"Neurodynamics, self-organization, and social interaction."
The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language
The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language
"Good popular account of language, beware the Chomsky bias."
Origins of the Modern Mind: Three Stages in the Evolution of Culture and Cognition
Origins of the Modern Mind: Three Stages in the Evolution of Culture and Cognition
"Modern classic, revived the study of human origins."
Beethoven's Anvil: Music In Mind And Culture
Beethoven's Anvil: Music In Mind And Culture
"Neurodynamics, altered states of consciousness, music, social structure and evolution."
Art and Illusion
Art and Illusion
"Superb blend of art history and perceptual and cognitive psychology."
The Measurement of Cultural Evolution in the Non-Literate World: Homage to Raoul Naroll
The Measurement of Cultural Evolution in the Non-Literate World: Homage to Raoul Naroll
"Review & synthesis of work on cultural complexity; technical."
Hierarchy in the Forest: The Evolution of Egalitarian Behavior
Hierarchy in the Forest: The Evolution of Egalitarian Behavior
"Gets to the heart of our social and political nature."
The Singing Neanderthals: The Origins of Music, Language, Mind and Body
The Singing Neanderthals: The Origins of Music, Language, Mind and Body
"Seals the case the music preceded language in human evolution."
The Singing Neanderthals: The Origins of Music, Language, Mind, and Body
The Singing Neanderthals: The Origins of Music, Language, Mind, and Body
"Seals the case the music preceded language in human evolution."