Explorers in the 1800s

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A note for Lesson no. 7, "Our Brains Can Create Reality," in Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett.
Some context from page 113 is:

I've read about explorers in the 1800s who ventured into inhospitable, uncharted parts of the world, where many of them died.

The appendix adds:

The example of explorers who cooperated with indigenous people to survive comes from the anthropologist Joseph Henrich’s book...

See these references.[1]


  1. Henrich, Joseph. 2015. The Secret of Our Success: How Culture Is Driving Human Evolution, Domesticating Our Species, and Making Us Smarter. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.