perception

Our functional cognitive architectures are changed by the culture we live in

Our Functional Cognitive Architectures Are Modified By Our Culture

Thanks to neu­ro­science research, we today know that we don‘t exclu­sive­ly absorb cul­ture through uni­ver­sal­ly shared, standard-issue, human per­cep­tu­al equip­ment, but cul­ture deter­mines what we can and can‘t per­ceive. Our func­tion­al cog­ni­tive archi­tec­tures are mod­i­fied by our cul­ture. The impact of this so-called per­cep­tu­al learn­ing is big­ger than most of us imag­ine. Not only lit­er­a­cy and lan­guage but also such fun­da­men­tal brain activ­i­ties, such as sight and per­cep­tion, are changed

Start changing yourself - before criticising others

Change Yourself Before You Try Changing The World!

Hav­ing enjoyed a few days of ski­ing in Italy, I was remind­ed of a pearl of wis­dom by a ski instruc­tor of my kids. After a down­hill run, when dis­cussing what to improve ski­ing, the instruc­tor told my son: “Not the slope must change — it can’t — you must!” In other words: Change your­self before you try chang­ing the world! This sim­ple state­ment by a ver­i­ta­ble expert in this field (as opposed to my son’s

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GOOD READS

The Mind­ful Rev­o­lu­tion, Michael Reuter

Die Acht­same Rev­o­lu­tion, Michael Reuter

The Idea of the Brain, Matthew

Essen Ändert Alles, Hol­ger Stromberg

How Con­ta­gion Works, Paolo Gior­dano

Rewire Your Brain , John B. Arden

The Way of the Ice­man, Koen de Jong

Soft Wired — How The New Sci­ence of Brain Plas­tic­i­ty Can Change Your Life, Michael Merzenich

The Brain That Changes Itself, Nor­man Doidge

Lifes­pan, David Sin­clair

What Does­n’t Kill Us, Scott Car­ney

Suc­cess­ful Aging, Daniel Levithin

The Body Builders, Adam Piore

Der Ernährungskom­pass, Bas Kast

The Way We Eat Now, Bee Wil­son

Dein Gehirn weiss mehr als Du denkst, Niels Bir­baumer

Denken: Wie das Gehirn Bewusst­sein schafft, Stanis­las Dehaene

Mind­ful­ness, Ellen J. Langer

Full Cat­a­stro­phe Liv­ing, Jon Kabat-Zinn

100 Plus: How The Com­ing Age of Longevi­ty Will Change Every­thing, Sonia Arri­son

Think­ing Like A Plant, Craig Hol­dredge

Die Glück­shy­pothese, Jonathan Haidt

Mind Over Med­i­cine, Lissa Rankin

Das Geheime Wis­sen unser­er Zellen, Son­dra Bar­ret

The Code of the Extra­or­di­nary Mind, Vishen Lakhi­ani

Alt wer­den ohne alt zu sein, Rudi Wes­t­en­dorp

Altered Traits, Daniel Cole­man, Richard David­son

The Brain’s Way Of Heal­ing, Nor­man Doidge

The Last Best Cure, Donna Jack­son Nakaza­wa

The Hour Between Dog and Wolf: Risk-taking, Gut Feel­ings and the Biol­o­gy of Boom and Bust, John Coates

The Inner Game of Ten­nis, W. Tim­o­thy Gall­way

Run­ning Lean, Ash Mau­rya

Schlaf wirkt Wun­der, Hans-Günther Weeß

Sleep — Schlafen wie die Profis, Nick Lit­tle­hales

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