“The Encultured Brain: An Introduction to Neuroanthropology” Comes Out Next Friday!

Our book “The Encultured Brain” will be published by MIT Press next Friday, August 24th, 2012.

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 new field of neuroanthropology places the brain at the center of discussions about human nature and culture. Anthropology offers brain science more robust accounts of enculturation to explain observable difference in brain function; neuroscience offers anthropology evidence of neuroplasticity’s role in social and cultural dynamics. This book provides a foundational text for neuroanthropology, offering basic concepts and case studies at the intersection of brain and culture.

You can already pre-order The Encultured Brain: An Introduction to Neuroanthropology at Amazon!

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5 Responses to “The Encultured Brain: An Introduction to Neuroanthropology” Comes Out Next Friday!

  1. Will there be a Kindle or other ebook edition?

  2. Todd S. says:

    Has there been a delay in releasing this? I preordered through Amazon but the page for the book still says that the title has not yet been released. Is it just delayed in getting to Amazon?

    • daniel.lende says:

      Todd, thanks for inquiring. I too have been checking when it will be “live” on Amazon. I think what happened is that August 24th was the ship date from the publisher out to everyone, and that they actually started shipping either Friday or Monday. So I finally have a copy from MIT Press in my hands today! Just arrived. I’m very hopeful that the Amazon orders will be filled in the next two or three days! So, yes, just delayed in getting to Amazon…

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