Brain and culture

February 2017

Brain, Jeff Ostergreen, 2007.

Since the 1990s, several disciplines have emerged at the interface between neuroscience and human sciences, such as neuroanthropology and cultural neuroscience.

For the most part, they aim at understanding the brain in a social framework and capturing the commonalities that underlay the heterogeneity of human behaviors.

The paper Culture: by the brain and in the brain? by Francisco Ortega (Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro) and Fernando Vidal (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) offers an overview of these disciplines and its relevance for for an understanding of culture.

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The construction of the ‘possessed’ brain and the classification of trance and possession states in nineteenth-century French medicine. Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos, Apr 2013, vol.20, no.2, p.02-02. ISSN 0104-5970

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