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The encultured brain : an introduction to neuroanthropology

Author: Daniel H Lende; Greg Downey
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : MIT Press, 2015 ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Basic concepts and case studies from an emerging field that investigates human capacities and pathologies at the intersection of brain and culture.

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Genre/Form: Humour
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel H Lende; Greg Downey
ISBN: 9780262017787 0262017784 9780262527491 0262527499 9780262305679 0262305674
OCLC Number: 1004893456
Notes: Comprend un index.
Description: ix, 438 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: On the encultured brain: The encultured brain : development, case studies, and methods / Daniel H. Lende, Greg Downey. Neuroanthropology and the encultured brain / Greg Downey, Daniel H. Lende. Primate social cognition, human evolution, and niche construction : a core context for neuroanthropology / Katherine C. MacKinnon, Agustin Fuentes. Evolution and the brain / Greg Downey, Daniel H. Lende --
Case studies on human capacities, skills, and variation: Memory and medicine / M. Cameron Hay. Balancing between cultures : equilibrium in capoeira / Greg Downey. From habits of doing to habits of feeling : skill acquisition in taijutsu practice / Katja Pettinen. Holistic humor : coping with breast cancer / Kathryn Bouskill. Embodiment and male vitality in subsistence societies / Benjamin Campbell --
Case studies on human problems, pathologies, and variation: War and dislocation : a nueroanthropological model of trauma among American veterans with combat PTSD / Erin P. Finley. Autism as a case for neuroanthropology : delineating the role of theory of mind in religious development / Rachel S. Brezis. Collective excitement and lapse in agency : fostering an appetite for cigarettes / Peter G. Stromberg. Addiction and neuroanthropology / Daniel H. Lende. Cultural consonance, consciousness, and depression : genetic moderating effects on the psychological mediators of culture / William W. Dressler, Mauro C. Balieiro, José Ernesto dos Santos --
Conclusion: The encultured brain: toward the future / Daniel H. Lende, Greg Downey.
Other Titles: Introduction to neuroanthropology
Neuroanthropology
Responsibility: edited by Daniel H. Lende and Greg Downey.

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The Encultured Brain is recommended for social scientists interested in incorporating neurological approaches into their research or how advances in neuroscience are relevant to social anthropology. Read more...

 
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