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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. 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 humans as social animals and why we behave in certain ways Hood touches on a variety of subjects from psychology to biology allowing the reader to better understand human behaviourHowever he focuses mainly on developmental psychology and children well he is a developmental psychologist after all but perhaps touching on adults would be useful to the general reader Because of the wide variety of topics he touches on I feel that the content seems to jump here and there with a weak theme within each chapter with the except of the last chapter Regardless it was a pretty good introduction to psychology and human behaviour which also touches on epigenetics Many of the must know famous psychology studies are used as examples and a lot of his claims are cited with studies to back them up Overall it was a great readDisclaimer I received this copy under the Goodreads First Read Program Planet of the Bugs 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 Fishes of the Open Ocean use it to navigate an eually Out of Bounds (Boundaries, unp. 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 humans as social animals and why we behave in certain ways Hood touches on a variety of subjects from psychology to biology allowing the reader to better Grass, Sky, Song understand human behaviourHowever he focuses mainly on developmental psychology and children well he is a developmental psychologist after all but perhaps touching on adults would be Otter Chaos! (Otter Chaos useful to the general reader Because of the wide variety of topics he touches on I feel that the content seems to jump here and there with a weak theme within each chapter with the except of the last chapter Regardless it was a pretty good introduction to psychology and human behaviour which also touches on epigenetics Many of the must know famous psychology studies are The Illusionists used as examples and a lot of his claims are cited with studies to back them O Último Testamento (Maggie Costello, up Overall it was a great readDisclaimer I received this copy One for My Baby under the Goodreads First Read Program

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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. 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

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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. 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 encyclopedia of facts to be regurgitated during dinner parties it immerses the reader in the uncomfortable sea of the relatively nascent area of behavioral neuroscience reminding one that any material finding is only an intermediary step towards the next discovery and never the final stop The reader will identify with several studies explaining and therefore predicting social behavior the experience of understanding the limitations of uniueness is sanguinely humblingI would recommend this book to everyone interested in the human factor and understanding about oneself as a member of a species not an individual Fire and Desire us bound together How do our br. 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 encyclopedia of facts to be regurgitated during dinner parties it immerses the reader in the The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox uncomfortable sea of the relatively nascent area of behavioral neuroscience reminding one that any material finding is only an intermediary step towards the next discovery and never the final stop The reader will identify with several studies explaining and therefore predicting social behavior the experience of The Illusionists understanding the limitations of Planet of the Bugs uniueness is sanguinely humblingI would recommend this book to everyone interested in the human factor and Fishes of the Open Ocean understanding about oneself as a member of a species not an individual


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 me

  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

  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 th

  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 chapters on prejudice the need to belong and act for others and social media Those final two chapters made me rethink many of my own attitudes smug and clever as i think i am ;

  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 their mass as our societies have gotten progressively complex and integrated This is not necessarily a bad thing

  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 ser

  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

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    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

  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

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