The Biocultural Paradigm: The Neural Connection Between Science And Mysticism

by Antonio T. de Nicolas, PhD

Published in Experimental Gerontology, Volume 33, Nos.1/2,000-000, 1997
Copyright 1997 Elsevier Science Inc.
Printed in the USA. All rights reserved.


Abstract

New discoveries in perceptual psychology, brain-chemistry, brain evolution, brain development, ethology, cultural anthropology, the more recent work of MacLean on the structure of the brains and the discovery by Gazzaniga of the role of the, so-called, "interpreter module", are the foundations of a new paradigm on human cortical information processing, called by its discoverer, Dr. M. Colavito, the "biocultural paradigm." This paradigm shows that biology and culture act on one another as the conditioning parameters of neuro-cultural in-formation.

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