James Atlas reviews the latest spate of books on biological determinism. Artificial intelligenceCharles DuhiggCognitionCognitive neuroscienceCognitive sciencecomplexityconsciousnessDaniel KahnemanDavid HumeEmbodied cognitionGilbert Rylephilosophical psychologyPhilosophy of mindqualiaTony DungyTreatise of Human NatureWilliam James
Not a deep surprise but still nice to see some empirical work coming through. Check out this brief report just published online in Nature Neuroscience. The upshot: participants with larger amygdalas typically had more people in their social lives and maintained more complex relationships.