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Immune cognition and culture: implications for the AIDS vaccine

By Rodrick Wallace


We examine the implications of IR Cohen's 'cognitive principle' address of the immune system [1-3] for the HIV vaccine program. This approach takes on a special importance in the context of recent work by Nisbett et al. [4] showing clearly that central nervous system (CNS) cognition is fundamentally different for populations having different cultural systems, and in the context of a growing body of evolutionary anthropology which suggests that such effects are inevitable, since culture is as much a part of human biology 'as the enamel on our teeth'

Topics: Theoretical Biology
Year: 2001
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