Immune cognition and culture: implications for the AIDS vaccine

Wallace, Rodrick (2001) Immune cognition and culture: implications for the AIDS vaccine. [Preprint]


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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'.

Item Type:Preprint
Keywords:AIDS, culture, HIV, immune cognition, information theory, vaccine
Subjects:Biology > Theoretical Biology
ID Code:1543
Deposited By: Wallace, Rodrick
Deposited On:06 Jun 2001
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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