The Neuroanthropology of Embodiment, Absorption, and Dissociation

Got Absorption? Towards a Neuroanthropology of Play and Ritual

Cross-posted with Neuroanthropology.

On Thursday, Nov. 17th at the American Anthropological Association meetings in Montreal, Canada, I attended a double panel of neuroanthropologists hosted by the Society for Psychological Anthropology. Organized by Christopher Dana Lynn (University of Alabama) and Jeffrey G. Snodgrass (Colorado State University), the panel was entitled …


Toward an Anthropological Theory of Mind (AToM): Selves

This article is part of the series:

Last month a small, international gathering of twenty-seven anthropologists and psychologists took place at the Stanford Humanities Center, organized by Stanford anthropology professor Tanya Luhrmann and Culture and Mind postdoctoral fellows Julia Cassaniti, and Jocelyn Marrow, with financial support from the Robert Lemelson Foundation. (See end of post for full list of participants.

The session on “selves” in …


Talking Brains: Problems and Perspectives of the Neurosciences

The lectures from yet another conference on neuroscience/culture are available online.  The conference “Talking Brains: Problems and Perspectives of the Neurosciences,” took place on December 3 and 4, 2010 at the Einstein Forum in Potsdam.  Below I reproduce the titles and abstracts of the talks, along with links to the audio recordings.  To hear the talks, press the …


A Critical Neuroscience manifesto

Over the past year I’ve posted a few times (here and here) about the Critical Neuroscience project. Now three of the people behind the effort (Suparna Choudhury, Saskia Kathi Nagel and Jan Slaby) have published a programmatic statement in BioSocieties: “Critical Neuroscience: Linking Neuroscience and Society through Critical Practice.”

Here’s their abstract:

We outline the framework


Critical neuroscience and anthropological engagement

This past week I attended the Critical Neuroscience workshop held here at McGill. Daniel Lende – who came up for the workshop – has written about it at Neuroanthropology. In particular, he’s posted a very nice summary he gave on the final day of the event on different approaches to studying and thinking about the “cultural brain.”

The event …