For sociologists, our individual memories are shaped by the collective memory of our community. Until now, this phenomenon had never been studied at the neurobiological level. Inserm researchers Pierre Gagnepain and Francis Eustache studied the collective representations of WWII in France, using brain imaging to show how collective memory shapes individual memory. Their findings have been published in Nature Human Behavior.
Two chimpanzees housed in a zoo in the US have sparked the question about how human dance evolved after being observed performing a duo dance-like behaviour, similar to a human conga-line.
It's time to write about Indigenous Australian place relationships in a new way -- in a language that speaks in Indigenous terms first, to convey a rich meaning of Country and best identify its deep ecological and social relevance to Aboriginal people. Flinders University anthropologist Professor Amanda Kearney details the need for this shift in an expansive new research paper that considers themes of species maintenance and place engagement.
Both the USSR and the USA countries used cinematography as a weapon in their fight, trying to do as much harm to the opponent as possible. Kristina Tanis, a researcher from HSE University, investigates the battles between the two film industries. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17503132.2019.1652395
Researchers hope put to rest a century-old scientific debate by demonstrating that the low-level organism S. roeseli is capable of decision making. They also offer the video evidence to prove it.
The ancient Romans relied on long-distance timber trading to construct their empire, according to a study published Dec. 4, 2019, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Mauro Bernabei from the National Research Council, Italy, and colleagues.
Thousands of Jewish physicians were stripped of their rights and murdered by the Nazis. Käthe Beutler fled with her family to the US and started all over again. An article about the life and work of the researcher, pediatrician, and mother is now appearing in the Medizinhistorisches Journal - plus the BIH's Käthe Beutler Building is currently being built on the Berlin-Buch campus.
A study of diverse datasets, including pollen, coinage, and funeral practices, reveals that the effects of the late antique plague pandemic commonly known as the Justinianic Plague may have been overestimated.
A new article in the Review of English Studies argues that a manuscript translation of Tacitus's Annales, completed in the late sixteenth century and preserved at Lambeth Palace Library, was done by Queen Elizabeth I.
Researchers can track cultural changes across ancient Africa by tracking the sizes of ostrich eggshell beads, according to a study published Nov. 27, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Jennifer Miller of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History and Elizabeth Sawchuk of Stony Brook University.