Description: What can cognition and brain function tell us about cultural forms? And how does culture impinge on cognitive processing and brain functions? The interface between culture on the one hand, and cognition and brain science on the other is a fast-developing research area attracting numerous scholars and scientists with different backgrounds. Neuroscientists, psychologists, sociologists, economists, anthropologists, and humanists of various sorts seek to find out how evolved cognitive capacities, cultural learning and social and institutional forms interact to constrain, or even produce, human behavior. Such interdisciplinary work not only calls for a high degree of translatability between terminologies found in each individual discipline. It further calls for knowledge about, and experience with, different methodologies.This course is directed to students of human behavior who have a background in social sciences or the humanities and an interest in using experimental methods in investigating their topic. It will combine practical teaching in experimental methods with lectures by top-level scientists, including Pascal Boyer, Chris Frith and Uta Frith. Course offered by the Faculty of Theology, AU.