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Social Networks and Community in the Viking Age

Anna Wallette

in Social Brain, Distributed Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264522
eISBN:
9780191734724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264522.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

During the Viking Age, the use of private violence was a precondition for social power. Iceland, for instance, was a law-making community but had no executive power to put the laws into effect. ... More


Networks and the Evolution of Socio-material Differentiation

Carl Knappett

in Social Brain, Distributed Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264522
eISBN:
9780191734724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264522.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Ideas of ‘distributed mind’ are invaluable to archaeology in explaining the intimate involvement of artefacts in human cognition. Much of the work in this domain, however, focuses on proximate ... More


Why some people cry more often than others

Ad Vingerhoets

in Why Only Humans Weep: Unravelling the mysteries of tears

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198570240
eISBN:
9780191744723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570240.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter discusses factors that are associated with (i) individual differences in crying and (ii) remarkable changes in an individual’s crying. In addition to gender and age, genetic factors very ... More


Music, Therapy, and Old Age

Alan Harvey

in Music, evolution, and the harmony of souls

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198786856
eISBN:
9780191838736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786856.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter discusses the use of music as a therapy and its capacity to improve the quality of life in old age. Altered mood states induced by music are associated with reduced blood pressure, ... More


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