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Autism Spectrum Disorders in Global, Local and Personal Perspective: a conference report

Last September, a group of scholars gathered at the State University of Rio de Janeiro for “Autism Spectrum Disorders in Global, Local and Personal Perspective: A Cross-Cultural Workshop”. The event was organized by Clarice Rios, a postdoctoral fellow at the State University of Rio de Janeiro, and Elizabeth Fein, a professor of psychology at Duquesne University, and funded by the …

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Call for Papers: Psyche and Brain in the 21st Century, American Anthropological Association, Dec 2014

Call for Papers: Psyche and Brain in the 21st Century

American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, December 2014

The past several “Decades of the Brain” have witnessed a critical shift in human ontology: from psyche to brain. In influential psychoanalytic theories of the 20th century, the origin of human motivation, belief and behavior was thought to be the psyche: a deep …