Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture

Lunch | Jennifer Mascaro and Carol Worthman | Challenges and Advances in Understanding the Varieties of Mental Experience

Episode Summary

Lunch | Jennifer Mascaro and Carol Worthman | Challenges and Advances in Understanding the Varieties of Mental Experience

Episode Notes

Anthropology has a long history of investigating human variation with the goal of understanding the genetic, environmental, and epigenetic sources of variation existing within and between human populations. Yet the field has historically focused on variation from the neck down. In this discussion we identify inherent challenges to understanding the varieties of mental experience and explore several of the latest methodological advances that have helped researchers better address questions of human brain variation. (September 18, 2015)