Podcast: Nalini Ambady on Cultural Neuroscience

18 06 2013

In yesterday’s post I introduced a website run by her daughters and students, dedicated to helping professor Nalini Ambady find a bone marrow donor as soon as possible. Today I want to share with you an older podcast where professor Ambady talks about the emerging field of cultural neuroscience, a field she has helped found. In this 2010 interview she defines concepts, talks about how cultural norms and identities are shaped by the mind and brain and vice versa.  She also illustrates research findings and examples from her own lab. You can play or download the podcast over at neuroscene.

via Anne Egros at Zestnzen


Cultural Neuroscience and the Politics of Alterity – Talk by Laurence J. Kirmayer

8 04 2011

Laurence J. Kirmayer gave a talk on cultural neuroscience and psychiatry last year that I have found very informative. In his talk, Kirmayer emphasizes that the brain needs to be understood as part of a larger social, cultural and political system. The talk was given on the 3rd of December 2010 at the “Talking Brains” conference at the “Einstein Forum” in Potsdam. In order to listen to the talk, link here, click on the play-button on the right side of the page and skip the intro (if you wish, since it is in German).

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