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Meredith Small

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Meredith F. Small is a science journalist, anthropologist, professor emerita Cornell University, and a visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. Although well known for her award winning magazine writing, she is also the author of several trade books that take an anthropological look at parenting, sexuality, and mental illness. Her book Our Babies, Ourselves has been called a "cult classic" for parents, health professionals, and anyone interested in parenting styles. Meredith's latest book is"Inventing the World; Venice and the Transformation of Western Culture" ( Pegasus Books) is about a list of over 200 inventions and creative ideas that originated in Venice and how they affected our modern view. ...more

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The Anthropology of Alzheimers

Anthropologists are not often in the news, and they are even more rarely in the spotlight for discovering what might be a connection between a human ill and how other people live. But anthropologist Ben Trumble was recently profiled (or his work was) in The New York Times for suggesting that Alzheimer's is so common in Western culture because we are devoid of regular parasitic infection.



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“I have four pelvises on my desk. One is from a human woman who died not long ago.”
Meredith Small, Our Babies, Ourselves: How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent

“the baby synchronized her heart rate to that of the mother or father when they approached, but she did not synchronize her heart rate to the stranger’s.98 These data suggest that babies and their caretakers are entwined in a homeostatic relationship, with the baby clicking in with the parents to achieve some sort of balance.”
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