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Culture Mind And Brain by Laurence J. Kirmayer

Title Culture Mind and Brain
Author Laurence J. Kirmayer
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2020-10-31
Category Psychology
Total Pages 352
ISBN 110848414X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Recent neuroscience research makes it clear that human biology is cultural biology - we develop and live our lives in socially constructed worlds that vary widely in their structure values, and institutions. This integrative volume brings together interdisciplinary perspectives from the human, social, and biological sciences to explore culture, mind, and brain interactions and their impact on personal and societal issues. Contributors provide a fresh look at emerging concepts, models, and applications of the co-constitution of culture, mind, and brain. Chapters survey the latest theoretical and methodological insights alongside the challenges in this area, and describe how these new ideas are being applied in the sciences, humanities, arts, mental health, and everyday life. Readers will gain new appreciation of the ways in which our unique biology and cultural diversity shape behavior and experience, and our ongoing adaptation to a constantly changing world.

Culture Mind And Brain by Laurence J. Kirmayer

Title Culture Mind and Brain
Author Laurence J. Kirmayer
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2020-09-24
Category Psychology
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781108580571
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Recent neuroscience research makes it clear that human biology is cultural biology - we develop and live our lives in socially constructed worlds that vary widely in their structure values, and institutions. This integrative volume brings together interdisciplinary perspectives from the human, social, and biological sciences to explore culture, mind, and brain interactions and their impact on personal and societal issues. Contributors provide a fresh look at emerging concepts, models, and applications of the co-constitution of culture, mind, and brain. Chapters survey the latest theoretical and methodological insights alongside the challenges in this area, and describe how these new ideas are being applied in the sciences, humanities, arts, mental health, and everyday life. Readers will gain new appreciation of the ways in which our unique biology and cultural diversity shape behavior and experience, and our ongoing adaptation to a constantly changing world.

Culture Mind And Brain by Laurence J. Kirmayer

Title Culture Mind and Brain
Author Laurence J. Kirmayer
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020
Category Culture
Total Pages 86
ISBN 110869537X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"This book explores current advances in the scientific study of the inter-relationships among culture, mind and brain. The contributors draw from social sciences, psychology and neuroscience to show the interplay of biology, cognition, and social contexts in human experience. Part 1 of the book includes three sections presenting diverse theoretical models lines of research. The first section addresses the dynamic interactions of culture, mind and brain on multiple timescales: evolutionary, co-evolutionary, historical, developmental and everyday contexts. The section section considers ways of thinking about the brain in social context, beginning with an enactivist perspective, and then presenting a constructivist view of emotion, experimental studies of priming effects, and a discussion of emergence of the sense of agency. A third section considers how social coordination and cooperative are achieved through joint action, acquiring social norms, and engaging in ritual practices. Part 2 of the book considers the intersection of neuroscience and social science in specific domains, including history, spatial learning, education, music, literature, film, global mental health, urbanization, the Internet, and neurodiversity. Taken together the chapters contribute to a multilevel, multiscale view of the co-construction of mind, brain and culture. An epilogue considers the challenges and prospects for future interdisciplinary work"--

Brain And Culture by Bruce E. Wexler

Title Brain and Culture
Author Bruce E. Wexler
Publisher MIT Press
Release Date 2008-08-29
Category Science
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780262265140
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Research shows that between birth and early adulthood the brain requires sensory stimulation to develop physically. The nature of the stimulation shapes the connections among neurons that create the neuronal networks necessary for thought and behavior. By changing the cultural environment, each generation shapes the brains of the next. By early adulthood, the neuroplasticity of the brain is greatly reduced, and this leads to a fundamental shift in the relationship between the individual and the environment: during the first part of life, the brain and mind shape themselves to the major recurring features of their environment; by early adulthood, the individual attempts to make the environment conform to the established internal structures of the brain and mind. In Brain and Culture, Bruce Wexler explores the social implications of the close and changing neurobiological relationship between the individual and the environment, with particular attention to the difficulties individuals face in adulthood when the environment changes beyond their ability to maintain the fit between existing internal structure and external reality. These difficulties are evident in bereavement, the meeting of different cultures, the experience of immigrants (in which children of immigrant families are more successful than their parents at the necessary internal transformations), and the phenomenon of interethnic violence. Integrating recent neurobiological research with major experimental findings in cognitive and developmental psychology—with illuminating references to psychoanalysis, literature, anthropology, history, and politics—Wexler presents a wealth of detail to support his arguments. The groundbreaking connections he makes allow for reconceptualization of the effect of cultural change on the brain and provide a new biological base from which to consider such social issues as "culture wars" and ethnic violence.

Title Evolution of Mind Brain and Culture
Author Gary Hatfield
Publisher University of Pennsylvania Press
Release Date 2013-05-28
Category Social Science
Total Pages 496
ISBN 9781934536605
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Descartes boldly claimed: "I think, therefore I am." But one might well ask: Why do we think? How? When and why did our human ancestors develop language and culture? In other words, what makes the human mind human? Evolution of Mind, Brain, and Culture offers a comprehensive and scientific investigation of these perennial questions. Fourteen essays bring together the work of archaeologists, cultural and physical anthropologists, psychologists, philosophers, geneticists, a neuroscientist, and an environmental scientist to explore the evolution of the human mind, the brain, and the human capacity for culture. The volume represents and critically engages major theoretical approaches, including Donald's stage theory, Mithen's cathedral model, Tomasello's joint intentionality, and Boyd and Richerson's modeling of the evolution of culture in relation to climate change. No recent publication combines this breadth of evidential and theoretical perspective. The essays range in topic from the macroscopic (the evolution of social cooperation) to the microscopic (examining genetic data to infer evolutions in brain structure and function), and from the ancient (paleoanthropological reconstructions of hominin cognitive abilities) to the modern (including modern hominin's similarities to our primate cousins). Considered together, these essays constitute a fascinating, detailed look at what makes us human. PMIRC, volume 5

Culture Mind And Brain by Laurence J. Kirmayer

Title Culture Mind and Brain
Author Laurence J. Kirmayer
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020
Category Culture
Total Pages 86
ISBN 1108705960
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

"This book explores current advances in the scientific study of the inter-relationships among culture, mind and brain. The contributors draw from social sciences, psychology and neuroscience to show the interplay of biology, cognition, and social contexts in human experience. Part 1 of the book includes three sections presenting diverse theoretical models lines of research. The first section addresses the dynamic interactions of culture, mind and brain on multiple timescales: evolutionary, co-evolutionary, historical, developmental and everyday contexts. The section section considers ways of thinking about the brain in social context, beginning with an enactivist perspective, and then presenting a constructivist view of emotion, experimental studies of priming effects, and a discussion of emergence of the sense of agency. A third section considers how social coordination and cooperative are achieved through joint action, acquiring social norms, and engaging in ritual practices. Part 2 of the book considers the intersection of neuroscience and social science in specific domains, including history, spatial learning, education, music, literature, film, global mental health, urbanization, the Internet, and neurodiversity. Taken together the chapters contribute to a multilevel, multiscale view of the co-construction of mind, brain and culture. An epilogue considers the challenges and prospects for future interdisciplinary work"--

Connections by Stephen P. Reyna

Title Connections
Author Stephen P. Reyna
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2003-09-02
Category Social Science
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9781134487028
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Have you ever wondered how the internal space of our brain connects with the external space of society? Drawing on hermeneutics and neuroscience Stephen Reyna develops an anthropological theory that explains the relationship between the biological and the cultural. Recent popular interest in the brain is evident, and now social anthropologists are starting to consider connections between science and anthropology. Reyna is an anthropologist prepared to tackle big and difficult questions. This accessibly written book will cause quite a stir in anthropology, and will appeal to those interested in the mysteries of the brain.

Brain Culture by Davi Johnson Thornton

Title Brain Culture
Author Davi Johnson Thornton
Publisher Rutgers University Press
Release Date 2011
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 199
ISBN 9780813550121
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Brain Culture investigates the American obsession with the health of the brain. Davi Johnson Thornton looks at familiar messages, tracing how brain science and colorful brain images produced by scientific technologies are taken up and distributed in popular media. She tracks the message that, "you are your brain" across multiple contemporary contexts, analyzing its influence on child development, family life, education, and public policy. Our fixation on the brain is not simply a reaction to scientific progress, but a cultural phenomenon tied to values of individualism and limitless achievement.

Title Pain and Its Transformations
Author Sarah Coakley
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date 2007
Category Medical
Total Pages 439
ISBN 0674024567
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

As neuroscientific research shows, even the immediate sensation of pain is shaped by psychological state and interpretation. Many individuals and cultures find meaning, particularly religious meaning, even in chronic and inexplicable pain. This interdisciplinary book includes not only essays but also discussions among a wide range of specialists.

Title Cultural Neuroscience Cultural Influences on Brain Function
Author Juan Y. Chiao
Publisher Elsevier
Release Date 2009-11-25
Category Science
Total Pages 328
ISBN 9780080952215
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This volume presents recent empirical advances using neuroscience techniques to investigate how culture influences neural processes underlying a wide range of human abilities, from perception and scene processing to memory and social cognition. It also highlights the theoretical and methodological issues with conducting cultural neuroscience research. Section I provides diverse theoretical perspectives on how culture and biology interact are represented. Sections II –VI is to demonstrate how cultural values, beliefs, practices and experience affect neural systems underlying a wide range of human behavior from perception and cognition to emotion, social cognition and decision-making. The final section presents arguments for integrating the study of culture and the human brain by providing an explicit articulation of how the study of culture can inform the study of the brain and vice versa.

Title Anthropology of the Brain
Author Roger Bartra
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2014-06-05
Category Medical
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9781107060364
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this unique exploration of the mysteries of the human brain, Roger Bartra shows that consciousness is a phenomenon that occurs not only in the mind but also in an external network, a symbolic system. He argues that the symbolic systems created by humans in art, language, in cooking or in dress, are the key to understanding human consciousness. Placing culture at the centre of his analysis, Bartra brings together findings from anthropology and cognitive science and offers an original vision of the continuity between the brain and its symbolic environment. The book is essential reading for neurologists, cognitive scientists and anthropologists alike.

Title Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain
Author Zaretta Hammond
Publisher Corwin Press
Release Date 2014-11-13
Category Education
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9781483308029
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A bold, brain-based teaching approach to culturally responsive instruction To close the achievement gap, diverse classrooms need a proven framework for optimizing student engagement. Culturally responsive instruction has shown promise, but many teachers have struggled with its implementation—until now. In this book, Zaretta Hammond draws on cutting-edge neuroscience research to offer an innovative approach for designing and implementing brain-compatible culturally responsive instruction. The book includes: Information on how one’s culture programs the brain to process data and affects learning relationships Ten “key moves” to build students’ learner operating systems and prepare them to become independent learners Prompts for action and valuable self-reflection

Making Up The Mind by Chris Frith

Title Making up the Mind
Author Chris Frith
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2013-05-20
Category Psychology
Total Pages 248
ISBN 9781118697481
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Written by one of the world’s leading neuroscientists,Making Up the Mind is the first accessible account ofexperimental studies showing how the brain creates our mentalworld. Uses evidence from brain imaging, psychological experiments andstudies of patients to explore the relationship between the mindand the brain Demonstrates that our knowledge of both the mental and physicalcomes to us through models created by our brain Shows how the brain makes communication of ideas from one mindto another possible

The Master And His Emissary by Iain McGilchrist

Title The Master and His Emissary
Author Iain McGilchrist
Publisher Yale University Press
Release Date 2019-03-26
Category Psychology
Total Pages 616
ISBN 9780300245929
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A new edition of the bestselling classic – published with a special introduction to mark its 10th anniversary This pioneering account sets out to understand the structure of the human brain – the place where mind meets matter. Until recently, the left hemisphere of our brain has been seen as the ‘rational’ side, the superior partner to the right. But is this distinction true? Drawing on a vast body of experimental research, Iain McGilchrist argues while our left brain makes for a wonderful servant, it is a very poor master. As he shows, it is the right side which is the more reliable and insightful. Without it, our world would be mechanistic – stripped of depth, colour and value.

Cross Cultural Management by Mai Nguyen-Phuong-Mai

Title Cross Cultural Management
Author Mai Nguyen-Phuong-Mai
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2019-09-02
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 338
ISBN 9781351396622
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Cross-Cultural Management: With Insights from Brain Science explores a broad range of topics on the impact of culture in international business and vice versa, and the impact of businesses and individuals in shaping a culture. It provides critical and in-depth information on globalization, global/glocal leadership, cross-cultural marketing, and cross-cultural negotiation. It also discusses many other topics that are not typically found in the mainstream management textbooks such as diversity management, bias management, cross-cultural motivation strategies, and change management. While most literature in the field is dominated by the static paradigm, that is, culture is fixed, nation equates to culture, and values are binary, this book takes a different approach. It regards national values as a first-best-guess and balances it with an introduction of the dynamic paradigm. This school of thought posits that culture is not static, context is the software of the mind, opposing values coexist, change is constant, and individuals can develop a multicultural mind. A unique feature of this book is the contribution of an interdisciplinary approach. It’s the first textbook of cross-cultural management that incorporates latest findings from the emerging discipline of cultural neuroscience and evolutionary biology in the discussion. Such a holistic approach is meant to help readers gain a deeper and broader understanding of the subjects.

Beethoven S Anvil by William Benzon

Title Beethoven s Anvil
Author William Benzon
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2002
Category Electronic books
Total Pages 336
ISBN 0198605579
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

¿7FWhy does the brain create music? This text argues that the key to music's function lies in the very complexity of musical experience. As well as being both personal and social, the creation of music taps into the whole spectrum of human skills, both physical and mental."

The Emotional Mind by Stephen T. Asma

Title The Emotional Mind
Author Stephen T. Asma
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date 2019-04-15
Category Psychology
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9780674980556
Language English, Spanish, and French
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For 200 million years before humans developed a capacity to reason, the emotional centers of the brain were hard at work. Stephen Asma and Rami Gabriel help us understand the evolution of the mind by exploring this more primal capability that we share with other animals: the power to feel, which is the root of so much that makes us uniquely human.

Mind Brain And Language by Marie T. Banich

Title Mind Brain and Language
Author Marie T. Banich
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Release Date 2003-10-17
Category LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9781135667405
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Much of the groundbreaking work in many fields is now occurring at the intersection of traditional academic disciplines. This development is well demonstrated in this important and unique volume, which offers a multidisciplinary view of current findings and cutting-edge issues involving the relationship between mind, brain, and language. Marie T. Banich and Molly Mack have edited a collection of 11 invited chapters from top researchers (and have contributed two of their own chapters) to create a volume organized around five major topics--language emergence, influence, and development; models of language and language processing; the neurological bases of language; language disruption and loss; and dual-language systems. Topics range from the evolution of language and child-language acquisition to brain imaging and the "bilingual brain." To maintain continuity throughout, care has been taken to ensure that the chapters have been written in a style accessible to scholars across many disciplines, from anthropology and psycholinguistics to cognitive science and neurobiology. Because of its depth and breadth, this book is appropriate both as a textbook in a variety of undergraduate and graduate-level courses and as a valuable resource for researchers and scholars interested in further understanding the background of and current developments in our understanding of the mind/brain/language relationship.

Title Psychological Governance and Public Policy
Author Jessica Pykett
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2016-12-01
Category Science
Total Pages 158
ISBN 9781317396598
Language English, Spanish, and French
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There have been significant developments in the state of psychological, neuroscientific and behavioural scientific knowledge relating to the human mind, brain, action and decision-making over the past two decades. These developments have influenced public policy making and popular culture in the UK and elsewhere – through policies and emerging social practices focussed on behavioural change, happiness, wellbeing, therapy, resilience and character. Yet little attention has been paid to examining the wider political and ethical significance of the widespread use of psychological governance techniques. There is a pressing and recognised need to address the behaviour change agenda in relation to how our cultural ideas about the brain, mind, behaviour and self are changing. This book provides a critical account of existing forms of psychological governance in relation to public policy. It asks whether we can speak of a co-ordinated and novel shift in governance or, rather, whether these trends are more simply pragmatic policy tools based on advances in scientific evidence. With contributions from leading scholars across the social sciences from the UK, the USA and Canada, chapters identify practical, political and research challenges posed by the current policy enthusiasm for particular branches of affective neuroscience, behavioural economics, positive psychology and happiness economics. The core focus of this book is to investigate the ways in which knowledge about the mind, brain and behaviour has informed the methods and techniques of governance and to explore the implications of this for shaping citizen identity and social practice. This groundbreaking book will be of interest to students, scholars and policy-makers interested and working within geography, economics, sociology, psychology, politics and cultural studies.

Title Wired for Culture Origins of the Human Social Mind
Author Mark Pagel
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 2012-02-27
Category Science
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9780393063158
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“Does an excellent job of using evolutionary biology to discuss the origins of religion, music, art, and . . . morality.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review A unique trait of the human species is that our personalities, lifestyles, and worldviews are shaped by an accident of birth—namely, the culture into which we are born. It is our cultures and not our genes that determine which foods we eat, which languages we speak, which people we love and marry, and which people we kill in war. But how did our species develop a mind that is hardwired for culture—and why? Evolutionary biologist Mark Pagel tracks this intriguing question through the last 80,000 years of human evolution, revealing how an innate propensity to contribute and conform to the culture of our birth not only enabled human survival and progress in the past but also continues to influence our behavior today. Shedding light on our species’ defining attributes—from art, morality, and altruism to self-interest, deception, and prejudice—Wired for Culture offers surprising new insights into what it means to be human.