John Skoyles

Biography

John Skoyles is a neuroscientist and evolutionary psychologist. He initially studied philosophy of science at the London School of Economics and then did MRC funded research upon neuroscience and dyslexia at University College London.
He published a letter while a first year undergraduate in the science journal Nature on the left lateralizing role of the Greek alphabet and the origins of Greek and Western civilization. He is the coauthor of a book, Up from Dragons: The evolution of intelligence with Dorion Sagan upon the role of neural plasticity, the prefrontal cortex, symbols upon human evolution and the rise of modern human cognition. Being himself a dyslexic, he has written about the development of dyslexia and neural networks, and the role of the brain in dyslexia.
In 2004 he initiated and was a consultant for the BBC documentary The Family That Walks On All Fours that reported on the Ulas family, the first humans reported that could not walk bipedally but who were proficient quadrupedal runners and walkers.
He is presently a member of the Centre for Mathematics and Physics in the Life Sciences and Experimental Biology at UCL and the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science at the LSE.

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Books

The King here is the people—Demokratia
By John Skoyles
Price: Free! Words: 12,240. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
In ancient Greek ordinary people ran their own society. This free ebook is part of the Talkback project that through animated videos, ebooks and a 130,000 book tells the history and science of the technology that fires up or kills talkback. Kickstarter is been used to obtain funds to create the video series. This short ebook is a sample of the big book (it is a reward) for potential pledgers.
I have a different story
By John Skoyles
Price: Free! Words: 13,010. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
Literate ordinary people are not easily bambazzled. This free ebook is part of the Talkback project that through animated videos, ebooks and a 130,000 book tells the history and science of the technology that fires up or kills talkback. Kickstarter is been used to obtain funds to create the video series. This short ebook is a sample of the big book (it is a reward) for potential pledgers.
Themistocles talks back
By John Skoyles
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,660. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
Themistocles read and then gave his opinion--talkback. This free ebook is part of the Talkback project that through animated videos, ebooks and a 130,000 book tells the history and science of the technology that fires up or kills talkback. Kickstarter is been used to obtain funds to create the video series. This short ebook is a sample of the big book (it is a reward) for potential pledgers.
Fukushima Hole: A YouTube Companion Book
By John Skoyles
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
The Fukushima nuclear disaster has revealed a hole in our capability, as a species, to learn from our mistakes. How can this hole be filled and how can we transfer this learning to all other industries and human activities that contain risk?
How Much Do You Weigh? A YouTube Companion Book
By John Skoyles
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,120. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
How much do you weigh? Not you personally but all of us, yes every single one of us alive today. This ebook is a companion to the YouTube video of the same title that puts us and the rest of nature on the scales. No one has done this before--but though the story is novel--its actually the implications of the book about who we are and what our future is going to be that will grab you the most.

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