Culture, Mind, Brain Roundup – Dec 2014

We have a new volume in the works on culture, mind, and brain based on our 2012 conference, so I’ve decided to start posting short roundups on a weekly basis of some of my favorite new papers/chapters/books:

culture

A Village Possessed by “Witches”: A Mixed-Methods Case–Control Study of Possession and Common Mental Disorders in Rural Nepal Culture, Medicine, Psychiatry

mind

Philosophy of Mind and Psychology Reading Group – Jakob Hohwy’s The Predictive Mind (Series of blog posts as the group makes their way through a fascinating book). Author interviewed on New Books in Philosophy podcast

brain

Repeated Social Stress Increases Reward Salience and Impairs Encoding of Prediction by Rat Locus Coeruleus Neurons Neuropsychpharmacology

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About Constance A. Cummings

Constance A. Cummings, PhD, is Project Director of the non-profit Foundation for Psychocultural Research, which supports and advances interdisciplinary research and scholarship at the intersection of brain, mind, culture, and mental health and illness. She is co-editor (with Carol Worthman, Paul Plotsky, and Dan Schechter) of Formative Experiences: The Interaction of Caregiving, Culture, and Developmental Psychobiology (Cambridge University Press, 2010) and (with Laurence Kirmayer and Rob Lemelson) the forthcoming Re-Visioning Psychiatry: Cultural Phenomenology, Critical Neuroscience, and Global Mental Health (Cambridge, 2015). She received her doctorate in theoretical linguistics from New York University.

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