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Toward an Anthropological Theory of Mind: Introduction

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In October 2011, a small, international gathering of twenty-seven anthropologists and psychologists took place at the Stanford Humanities Center, organized by Stanford anthropology professor Tanya Luhrmann and Culture and Mind postdoctoral fellows Julia Cassaniti, and Jocelyn Marrow.

Toward an Anthropological Theory of Mind: Selves

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The session on “selves” in many ways revisited some classic questions in psychological anthropology: “To what extent are selves culturally constituted? If selves are only partially constituted by culture, what other factors play a part in their makeup?

CBDMH Psychosis Workshop Summary, Pt. 2

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Today’s talk, which was richly illustrated with film clips from his documentary series Afflictions, focused on three areas: diagnosis and healing, illness experience, and outcome (see also Lemelson & Tucker, in press-a; and Lemelson & Tucker, in press-b, for more on the making of Afflictions).

CBDMH Psychosis Workshop Summary, Pt. 1

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Last weekend, the FPR-CBDMH program held its inaugural winter workshop for CBDMH students and affiliated faculty at UCLA, bringing together an informal group to share research and perspectives on a topic of general interest: “Rethinking Psychosis: Culture, Brain, and Context.”

"More than a Brain: Human Mindscapes" (Review)

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Lambros Malafouris, who is Johnson Research and Teaching Fellow…

DSM-5 Recap: The "Eight Dimensions" of Psychosis

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Psychiatric Times recaps changes in DSM-5 re psychotic disorders. But see also a terrific article in 2010 Nature ("The Environment and Schizophrenia") by van Os et al. for a much less reductionistic examination of environment.

Andreas Roepstorff on Interacting Minds

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Andreas Roepstorff of the Interacting Minds Centre (Aarhus U…

A Conversation with Karen Nakamura

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[This interview is cross-posted at somatosphere.net and the fpr…

Listen to Russell Poldrack on UT's Neuroscientists Talk Shop

Russell Poldrack of UT Austin talks about cognitive neuroscience,…