Some exciting developments and some sad news this month. First the good news. The McGill CMB Program is co-sponsoring a series of online events on "The New Normal." The first roundtable discussion, hosted by CMB co-director Samuel Veissière, took place on Thursday, May 21st. You can read more about it in our blog post, which includes the video.
Sam is also featured in our member spotlight. In addition to hosting "The New Normal," Sam is lead author of "TTOM [Thinking Through Other Minds] in Action: Refining the Variational Approach to Cognition and Culture," Behavioral and Brain Sciences, which was published online on May 30th along with 29 related commentaries!
Finally, cultural psychiatrist Frederick Hickling died unexpectedly on May 7th. I've posted a link to Laurence Kirmayer and Jaswant Guzder's tribute as well as a link to Frederick Hickling's talk "Owning Our Madness."
P.S. I took the photo of chaparral yucca (aka our lord's candle) during a recent hike in the Santa Monica mountains.