Psychiatry seemed poised on the edge of a breakthrough. In early 2011, after decades of no radically new drugs, a fundamentally different schizophrenia treatment promised relief from the psychotic hallucinations and delusions plaguing people with the disease. The new compound, devised by chemists at Eli Lilly and Co., hit a target in the brain that […]
Constance A. Cummings, PhD (@thefpr_org), 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 of two volumes published by Cambridge University Press: Formative Experiences: The Interaction of Caregiving, Culture, and Developmental Psychobiology (2010) with biocultural anthropologist Carol Worthman, neurobiologist Paul Plotsky, and child psychiatrist Dan Schechter) and the forthcoming Revisioning Psychiatry: Cultural Phenomenology, Critical Neuroscience, and Global Mental Health with cultural psychiatrist Laurence Kirmayer and psychological anthropologist Rob Lemelson. She received her doctorate in theoretical syntax from New York University and her AB in classics from Brown University.
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It is evident that [hallucinations] involve a top-down shaping – and sense-making – activity of the mind, which eludes the kinds of understanding available to currently fashionable reductionist accounts of the conscious mind as identical with neural activity, seen ultimately as the effects in a material brain wired into its environment of causative material events […]
Frontiers | Embodied Cognition is Not What you Think it is | Frontiers in Cognitive Science.
Border Children: Interpreting Autism Spectrum Disorder in South Korea Grinker 2013 Ethos Wiley Online Library.
Whitney L. Duncan, PhD (link to updated contact info at University of Northern Colorado) Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology University of California, San Diego, 2012 Professor Janis H. Jenkins, Chair Abstract: This dissertation examines the causes and consequences of the recent growth in Euroamerican mental health practice in Oaxaca, one of Mexico’s poorest and most […]
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