Archive for Dario Maestriperi

REVIEW: Robert Sapolsky’s “Behave” Suffers From “Flotationism”

I thoroughly enjoyed neurologist and primatologist Robert Sapolsky’s 2017 book entitled Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst. I’m not new to Sapolsky’s work. A number of years ago (when VHS tapes ruled the world) I watched a class of his through Great Courses entitled Biology and Human Behavior. To say that […]

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Light the Funeral Pyre for Mourning: Hijacking Bowlbian Attachment Theory

As promised in my February 3rd, 2016, blog post, I just finished reading In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Encounters with Addiction (2008) by Canadian MD Gabor Maté. I read Hungry Ghosts because on the surface it appeared to track the information presented in the 2014 edited volume entitled Addictions from an Attachment Perspective—Do Broken […]

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Gorilla Encounter—A Profound Example of the Attachment Behavioral System in the Wild

You see or hear about these examples all the time—elephants, horses, dolphins, gorillas. But this YouTube example below is particularly profound in my opinion. I would suggest that this example points out why John Bowlby was so influenced by ethology (the study of animal behavior) as he developed his theory of attachment. Back in September […]

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What’s So Social About Machine Media? (2 of 2)

Welcome to part II of my two-part series designed to investigate the following overarching question: Out of all the media that have existed for thousands of years why do we frame digital machine media as being “social?” Here are two follow-up questions: Where has this “social” frame come from? Why has the social frame been […]

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COMMENT: Mystery of How Social Isolation Messes with Brain Solved | LiveScience

Mystery of How Social Isolation Messes with Brain Solved | LiveScience. by Stephanie Pappas – LiveScience Senior Writer – September 13, 2012 Just a few comments and observations on the above LiveScience article by Stephanie Pappas. I found this article interesting because in many ways it describes research that is, in effect, replicating the controversial […]

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