I spent some time updating the blog roll for In Hawk Space (see the "Hawk's Brain" typelist in the sidebar), and thought I'd write a blurb about two of them: Bill Benzon's New Savanna, and Neuroanthropology, a blog with several contributors for whom the primary contact for blog purposes is Greg Downey.
Like me, all of these writers are interested in the brain.
Here's how Bill describes New Savanna:
Humankind got its start on the African savannas some hundreds of
thousands, if not millions, of years ago. At various times in our
cultural history we’ve moved to distinctly new cultural ground, as it
were. And so we are moving now, and have been for the past half century.
This blog, mostly intellectual, but not entirely so, is how I see that
move. Intellectually, I'm broadly interested in culture and the brain.
Within that compass, anything could show up here (but most likely
won't). Literature and films (including animation), certainly, music as
well, and graffiti. But, other things may show up as well. It's a blog,
don't you know, it moves.
I connected with New Savanna more strongly earlier this month when I began reading his 5-part series entitled Mode and Behavior. You can read the first one and find links to the others here.
I found Neuroanthropology through this post that linked to a YouTube video, Matthew Taylor on human psychology and political change.
I very much appreciate the writers at both blogs for their very different explorations of a common interest: human culture and the human brain. Check them out and see what you think.