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7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Polly Wiessner. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Polly Wiessner, often where they are interviewed.

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7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Polly Wiessner. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Polly Wiessner, often where they are interviewed.

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The Origins of Storytelling with Anthropologist Professor Polly Wiessner

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In this episode I'm joined by Professor Polly Weissner, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Utah and Arizona State University. Over the past forty years, she has conducted research among the !Kung Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert. She is currently studying conversations and activities that take place after dark to understand how extending the day with firelight enhanced human sociality.
Jul 21 2020 · 29mins
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CARTA: Imagination and Human Origins: Polly Wiessner - Imagining Society: The Art of Firelight Stories

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This symposium explores the evolutionary origins of human imagination, its impact on the sciences and arts, the consequences of imagination impairment, and the fundamental genetic and neurological basis of human imagination. Pauline Wiessner, Arizona State University, compares day and night conversations and activities of the Kalahari Bushmen to better understand what transpires at during firelit hours and how the atmosphere of the night around hearths draws people into the domain of the imagination Series: "CARTA - Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny" [Science] [Show ID: 33813]
Jul 25 2018 · 16mins
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CARTA: Imagination and Human Origins: Polly Wiessner - Imagining Society: The Art of Firelight Stories

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This symposium explores the evolutionary origins of human imagination, its impact on the sciences and arts, the consequences of imagination impairment, and the fundamental genetic and neurological basis of human imagination. Pauline Wiessner, Arizona State University, compares day and night conversations and activities of the Kalahari Bushmen to better understand what transpires at during firelit hours and how the atmosphere of the night around hearths draws people into the domain of the imagination Series: "CARTA - Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny" [Science] [Show ID: 33813]
Jul 25 2018 · 16mins
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CARTA: Imagination and Human Origins - Polly Wiessner Adrie and Alfons Kennis Alysson Muotri

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This symposium explores the evolutionary origins of human imagination, its impact on the sciences and arts, the consequences of imagination impairment, and the fundamental genetic and neurological basis of human imagination. Series: "CARTA - Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny" [Science] [Show ID: 33805]
Jul 19 2018 · 56mins
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CARTA: Imagination and Human Origins - Polly Wiessner Adrie and Alfons Kennis Alysson Muotri

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This symposium explores the evolutionary origins of human imagination, its impact on the sciences and arts, the consequences of imagination impairment, and the fundamental genetic and neurological basis of human imagination. Series: "CARTA - Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny" [Science] [Show ID: 33805]
Jul 19 2018 · 56mins
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CARTA: Male Aggression and Violence in Human Evolution – Polly Wiessner: Violence: What’s Culture Got to Do with It?

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All humans have the capacity for aggression and reconciliation. However, it is cultural institutions that harness aggression by shaping cognition, corresponding emotions and defining appropriate responses. In this talk, Polly Wiessner (Univ of Utah) compares the cultural institutions related to aggression and violence and their outcomes in two different societies: Ju/’hoan hunter-gatherers of the Kalahari and Enga horticulturists of Papua New Guinea. She tries to show “what culture has to do with it” and demonstrate real consequences. Series: "CARTA - Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny" [Humanities] [Science] [Show ID: 28353]
Nov 10 2015 · 19mins
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CARTA: Male Aggression and Violence in Human Evolution – Polly Wiessner: Violence: What’s Culture Got to Do with It?

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All humans have the capacity for aggression and reconciliation. However, it is cultural institutions that harness aggression by shaping cognition, corresponding emotions and defining appropriate responses. In this talk, Polly Wiessner (Univ of Utah) compares the cultural institutions related to aggression and violence and their outcomes in two different societies: Ju/’hoan hunter-gatherers of the Kalahari and Enga horticulturists of Papua New Guinea. She tries to show “what culture has to do with it” and demonstrate real consequences. Series: "CARTA - Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny" [Humanities] [Science] [Show ID: 28353]
Nov 10 2015 · 19mins