When I first ran across Asifa Majid’s article with Ewelina Wnuk in Cognition, about how speakers of Maniq, a language indigenous to southern Thailand, have a vocabulary for talking about smell, I was taken aback.
Our brains are alien technology. We don’t understand how they work, and the glimpses we have gotten so far indicate that our brains work quite differently than our own smart technology. After a century of
Bringing Scholarly Book Review into the Digital Age: The American Anthropological Association Initiative
Better, faster, stronger. Whether Superman or Daft Punk, the motto works. But until now, these words didn’t apply to how academic books got reviewed. The American Anthropological Association (AAA), with support from the Alfred P.
Neuroanthropology and the Power of Student Blogging by Daniel H. Lende This spring, in my graduate class on Neuroanthropology, the students crafted excellent posts that brought together their own interests with the interdisciplinary approach at
By Tess Standfast So, what is with all this talk about the “mind-body connection”? It pops up in arenas all over the internet, within communities such as alternative medicine, among health enthusiasts, and even amongst
By Karen Castagna Teenagers are known to act in famously reckless ways. They put the pedal to the metal and floor the gas, experiment with drugs and play with guns. Some, like these teenagers in
Over the coming days I will put up posts from my Spring 2014 Neuroanthropology course. All my graduate students did a great job! Topics to be covered: –Craft Beer –Neuroarchaeology –Sensory Anthropology –The Adolescent Brain
I speak next Monday evening in New York City as part of the Anthropology of the Brain panel. Rayna Rapp, professor of anthropology at NYU, will be the other panelist. We’ll both give 25 minute
By Sarah Mahler Editor: Sarah Mahler is Professor of Anthropology at Florida International University. Daniel discussed her book, Culture as Comfort, here at Neuroanthropology, but you can also learn more at the spiffy website for the book,
International Cultural Neuroscience Consortium meeting: The Breadth and Depth of Cultural Neuroscience
I recently returned from the first meeting of the International Cultural Neuroscience Consortium, hosted by Joan Chiao at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. As a cultural neuroscientist myself, I was incredibly excited to be attending