Category Archives: Neuroanthropology

Neuroanthropology: evolution and emotional embodiment

Here we suggest that evolutionary neuroscience can be used to bridge knowledge obtained by social scientists with that obtained in the neurosciences for a more complete appreciation of the mind. More specifically, neuroscience can bring information about neurological mechanisms, evolutionary … Continue reading

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The foundations of neuroanthropology

Studies of culturally-based phenomena within neuroscientific frameworks represent one of the most dynamic tendencies in contemporary cognitive science. They have provided the foundations of social neuroscience, which comprise studies on brain correlates of social cognition, abilities, and disabilities (Cacioppo, 2002), … Continue reading

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Neuroanthropology and Education

The purpose of my blog posts over the past several weeks (1,2,3,4) has been to explore the emerging sub-field of neuroanthropology and its application to pedagogy and educational reforms. Neuroanthropology is an anthropological approach to studying the human brain. Like … Continue reading

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The Encultured Brain: An Introduction to Neuroanthropology

The brain and the nervous system are our most cultural organs. Our nervous system is especially immature at birth, our brain disproportionately small in relation to its adult size and open to cultural sculpting at multiple levels. Recognizing this, the … Continue reading

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Neuroanthropology: a Humanistic Science for the study of the Culture–Brain nexus

In this article, we argue that a combined anthropology / neuroscience field of enquiry can make a significant and distinctive contribution to the study of the relationship between culture and the brain. This field, which can appropriately be termed as … Continue reading

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