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Daniel Levine
University of Maryland, College Park
  1. Neuroscientific Insights on Biblical Myths.Daniel S. Levine & Leonid I. Perlovsky - 2008 - Zygon 43 (4).
     
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  2. Nurture, Nature, and Caring: We Are Not Prisoners of Our Genes. [REVIEW]Riane Eisler & Daniel S. Levine - 2002 - Brain and Mind 3 (1):9-52.
    This article develops a theory for how caringbehavior fits into the makeup of humans andother mammals. Biochemical evidence for threemajor patterns of response to stressful orotherwise complex situations is reviewed. There is the classic fight-or-flight response;the dissociative response, involving emotionalwithdrawal and disengagement; and the bondingresponse, a variant of which Taylor et al. (2000) called tend-and-befriend. All three ofthese responses can be explained as adaptationsthat have been selected for in evolution andare shared between humans and other mammals. Yet each of us (...)
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    Simplifying Heuristics Versus Careful Thinking: Scientific Analysis of Millennial Spiritual Issues.Daniel S. Levine & Leonid I. Perlovsky - 2008 - Zygon 43 (4):797-821.
    There is ample evidence that humans (and other primates) possess a knowledge instinct—a biologically driven impulse to make coherent sense of the world at the highest level possible. Yet behavioral decision-making data suggest a contrary biological drive to minimize cognitive effort by solving problems using simplifying heuristics. Individuals differ, and the same person varies over time, in the strength of the knowledge instinct. Neuroimaging studies suggest which brain regions might mediate the balance between knowledge expansion and heuristic simplification. One region (...)
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    Multiattribute Decision Making in Context: A Dynamic Neural Network Methodology.Samuel J. Leven & Daniel S. Levine - 1996 - Cognitive Science 20 (2):271-299.
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    Is All Affiliation the Same? Facilitation or Complementarity?Daniel S. Levine - 2005 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28 (3):356-357.
    The authors regard opiates as the primary neural substrate for social attachment, and peptide hormones as subsidiary. One may instead conclude from their evidence that oxytocin, vasopressin, and opiates play complementary roles in attachment. Oxytocin and vasopressin relate to different aspects of emotional experience, and opiates to quiescence from long-term attachment. This is related to intimacy versus affiliation.
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    Explanatory Coherence in Neural Networks?Daniel S. Levine - 1989 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 12 (3):479-479.
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    Volume Contents (Volume 3).Daniel S. Levine & Riane Eisler - 2002 - Brain and Mind 3 (4):415-417.
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    Introduction to the Special Issue on Brain Development and Caring Behavior.Daniel S. Levine - 2002 - Brain and Mind 3 (1):1-7.
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    Book Reviews. [REVIEW]Eric A. Weiss, Justin Leiber, Judith Felson Duchan, Mallory Selfridge, Eric Dietrich, Peter A. Facione, Timothy Joseph Day, Johan M. Lammens, Andrew Feenberg, Deborah G. Johnson, Daniel S. Levine & Ted A. Warfield - 1995 - Minds and Machines 5 (1):109-155.
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    Connectionism and Motivation Are Compatible.Daniel S. Levine - 1987 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 10 (3):487-487.
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    Toward a Unified Theory of Visual Perception.Daniel S. Levine - 1983 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 6 (4):670.
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    The Example of Psychology: Optimism, Not Optimality.Daniel S. Levine - 1991 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 14 (2):225-226.
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    Is Chaos the Only Alternative to Rigidity?Daniel S. Levine - 1987 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 10 (2):180-180.
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    Where Is Utopia in the Brain?Daniel S. Levine - 2009 - Utopian Studies 20 (2):249 - 274.
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    Neural Network Modeling.Daniel S. Levine - 2002 - In J. Wixted & H. Pashler (eds.), Stevens' Handbook of Experimental Psychology. Wiley.
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    In Partial Defense of Softness.Daniel S. Levine - 2001 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (3):421-422.
    The authors wish that the psychology of human decision making should borrow methodological rigor from economics. However, unless economics also borrows from psychology this poses a danger of overly limiting the phenomena studied. In fact, an expanded economic theory should be sought that is based in psychology (and ultimately neuroscience) and encompasses both rational and irrational aspects of decision making.
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