Neuroscience Blog for The Foundation for Psychocultural Research
A Conversation with Psychologist Carol Ryff
The researcher describes attitudes towards well-being and aging here and in Japan, as well as two radically different types of well-being, cognitive therapies pioneered in Japan.
Book Review: The Science of Evil
Cambridge University neuroscientist Simon Baron-Cohen explores why are some people cruel and others have empathy.
A Conversation with Anthropologist Robert Desjarlais
The Sarah Lawrence Professor discusses chess in the real and virtual worlds in his new book, Counterplay,
Review of Ramachandran’s “The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Quest for What Makes Us Human”
Director of the Center for Brain and Cognition and Professor with the Psychology Department and Neurosciences Program at the University of California, San Diego, and Adjunct Professor of Biology at the Salk Institute.
A Conversation with Philosopher of Mind Evan Thompson
The philosopher of mind discuses whether consciousness is a primary phenomenon not dependent on the brain of whether it can be reduced to anything else, calls for a new way to think and conduct the science of the mind, and advocates for teaching mindfulness in schools, and many other topics. He is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto.
Shinobu Kitayama discusses cultural neuroscience, its foundations in cultural psychology, theoretical frameworks, and how he views the mind-brain connection in relation to differences between cultures and within cultures. Kitaymama is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Culture, Mind, and the Brain at the University of Michigan. He also directs the Culture and Cognition Program.
A Review of the American Museum of Natural History's new exhibit Brain: the Inside Story
This new show about our grey matter features interactive and artistic installations that help us reflect on how we make sense of the world that surrounds us.
A Conversation with Martha J. Farah on Neuroethics
University of Pennsylvania neuroscientist Martha J. Farah discusses the pros and cons of neuroenhancers, the future of neuroscience research, and other topics covered in her new book.
Surviving Severe Mental Illness in the US and Indonesia
At the 4th interdisciplinary conference on brain, mind, and culture Elyn Saks, Associate Dean and Professor of Law, Psychology, and Psychiatry spoke about living with schizophrenia and her treatment, which combined medication and psychodynamic therapy. Kay Redfield Jamison, Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine commented briefly about her experience with bipolar disorder. Robert Lemelson discussed an Indonesian he portrayed in one of his films who has schizoid behaviors.
The Future of Neuroscience and its Role in Other Fields: A Panel Discussion
The final panel of Neuroscience Bootcamp 2010, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Neuroscience and Society and Center for Cognitive Neuroscience.
Neuroanthropology blog on the Public Library of Science
This is the link to Daniel Lende's blog, Neuroanthropology, where he noted my first two blogs.