You may be tired of seeing the prefix "neuro" used to describe every new fad, but The Encultured Brain: An Introduction to Neuroanthropology  edited by Daniel H. Lende and Greg Downey makes an impassioned argument for why neuroscience and anthropology should be working together to unravel the ongoing mystery of how our brains make us who we are. The latest Brain Science Podcast (BSP 97) is a thought-provoking conversation with Downey and Lende. After explaining that anthropology can offer neuroscience field data about "brains in the wild," we explore two case studies that demonstrate the promise of this new partnership.
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- The Encultured Brain: An Introduction to Neuroanthropology  edited by Daniel H. Lende and Greg Downey
- Ethnography and Addiction by Daniel Lende*
- Balance between cultures: equilibrium training by Greg Downey*
- YouTube video showing copoeira
- Neuroanthropology: Blog on PLOS
- Principles of Brain Evolution by Georg F. Striedter
- BSP 47: Discussion of Principles of Brain Evolution
- *Please see the FREE transcript for additional references.
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