Brain health in diverse settings: How age, demographics and cognition shape brain function

doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2

ยซBefore blaming digital technology, we should perhaps consider the fact that its specific use is dictated and conditioned by the contemporary model of society in which the same technology is produced and used. Our western capitalist model speaks more of individuals than of groups, praises self-empowerment and competition at the expense of solidarity, leading people to an ever-growing anxious fight for self-promotion.ยป


tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.10

Theoretical strategies for an embodied cognitive neuroscience: Mechanistic explanations of brain-body-environment systems

tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.10

ยซI increasingly believe that memory โ€“ even if accurate โ€“ is much closer to an act of the imagination than one of straight physiological recall.ยป

lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v46/n09/ju

Questo รจ un classico esempio di come trasferire (automaticamente e in modo arbitrario) il modello della memoria come bits di informazione al sistema nervoso fino a sviluppare un modello che alla fine ha poco o nulla a che fare con l’umano. Stando alla ipotesi poi gli elefanti dovrebbero avere sviluppato un linguaggio e funzioni cognitive ancora piรน evolute delle nostre.
L’ipotesi del sistema nervoso nato per “esfoliazione” da microcircuiti svincolati dalle funzioni di immediata sopravvivenza fu avanzata giร  dal matematico Renรฉ Thom (Modelli matematici della morfogenesi, Einaudi) ma almeno lรฌ c’era un minimo di originalitร .

annualreviews.org/content/jour

“This paper examines the relationship between societal structures shaped by traditions, norms, laws, and customs, and creative expressions in arts and media through the lens of the predictive coding framework in cognitive science.”

frontiersin.org/articles/10.33

I think would be better to say “reacts” than “responds”, as the brain Is not a person.

scientificamerican.com/article

“rapid gamma waves often originate in outer layers, whereas slower alpha and beta waves arise in the deeper ones. This holds true across 14 cortical regions and four species, including humans.”

scientificamerican.com/article

Questa รจ notevole.
Una ricerca sul ruolo dellโ€™attivitร  di routine del “tocco di sรฉ” (autopercezione) nell’infante รจ fondamentale per stabilire una rappresentazione del corpo proprio e sposta la dinamica di sviluppo dellโ€™autoconsapevolezza umana radicandola nellโ€™azione autodiretta.
La percezione/consapevolezza di sรฉ รจ a fondamento della consapevolezza del mondo esterno.
L’attuale AI รจ tutta costruita non solo su un modello superato della organizzazione nervosa - vedi la critica della Hurley al ‘sandwich model of the mind’ - ma รจ orientata esclusivamente (e non potrebbe essere diversamente) alla percezione di dati esterni.
La solita canzoncina (ripetuta anche da Cristianini) secondo cui la AI non va intesa in senso umano diventa chiaramente manipolatoria. Non si capisce perchรฉ dovremmo continuare a chiamare “intelligenza” ciรฒ che piรน autenticamente รจ solo “automazione”.

sciencedirect.com/science/arti

ยซOur results demonstrate that self-touch functions as an intermodal gateway through which infants learn how to localize and reach to stimuli on their bodies, including those that can only be seen in a mirror. These findings identify an overlooked role for the routine activity of self-touch in establishing a representation of the body and suggest that the development of human self-awareness is rooted in self-directed action.ยป

cell.com/current-biology/abstr

We tend to think of delusions as factually inaccurate. However, we donโ€™t often consider how, by invalidating them, we also undermine the agency of those who hold them. This is a mistake, argues philosopher Lisa Bortolotti. If we examine the content of our delusions against the environment which influenced them, they reveal the very ways humans engage in active meaning-making, the ultimate mark of human agency.

iai.tv/articles/delusions-shap

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