Encephalon at Of Two Minds

The most recent edition of the brain sciences blog carnival, Encephalon, is being hosted on the blog, Of Two Minds. Encephalon Goes to Paris (Hilton) includes a couple of references to work here on Neuroanthropology, but we do get called out on our severe reservations about twin studies (ooooo… don’t get me started…).

This won’t be news to many of you. In fact, a fair few of the visits we’ll get over the next few days will probably come from Encephalon-related browsers, but if you don’t already know about it, there’s a pile of interesting material in this edition. I won’t even attempt to summarize all the interesting stuff that you’ll find links to on everything from video games to synesthesia to the history of lithium to olfaction and sensing danger. If you’re not visiting here from there, you may want to pay a visit.

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Trained as a cultural anthropologist at the University of Chicago, I have gone on to do fieldwork in Brazil and the United States. I have written one book, Learning Capoeira: Lessons in Cunning from an Afro-Brazilian Art (Oxford, 2005). I have also co-authored and co-edited several, including, with Dr. Daniel Lende, The Encultured Brain: An Introduction to Neuroanthropology (MIT, 2012), and with Dr. Melissa Fisher, Frontiers of Capital: Ethnographic Reflections on the New Economy (Duke, 2006). My research interests include neuroanthropology, psychological anthropology, sport, dance, human rights, neuroscience, phenomenology, economic anthropology, and just about anything else that catches my attention.

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