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Trauma, Recovery & Culture Call for Papers (SSPC Annual Meeting, May 1517, 2014)

C L I C K H E R E T O D O W N L O A D F L Y E R The Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture announces its annual call forpapers for the Charles Hughes Fellowship and the John Spiegel Fellowship in CulturalPsychiatry. The […]


A Conversation with Karen Nakamura

[This interview is cross-posted at somatosphere.net and the fpr blog.] Science writerKaren A. Frenkel interviews anthropologist Karen Nakamura for the FPR. Karen Nakamura is Associate Professor of Anthropology and East Asian Studies at Yale University.A cultural and visual anthropologist, her research focuses on disability and minority social movements in contemporary Japan. Her ethnography about sign […]


Brain science of the 1950’s: “Small patches of illumination surrounded by an uncharted expanse of darkness”

Here’s the link to Mike Jay’s great review of Suzanne Corkin’s new book “Permanent Present Tense: The Man with No Memory and What He Taught the World.”


Listen to Russell Poldrack on UT’s Neuroscientists Talk Shop

Russell Poldrack of UT Austin talks about cognitive neuroscience, neuroimaging, and the current focus on connectivity. Here is the link:Russell Poldrack, NTS March 2013


Real time brain activity in hippocampus! (YouTube video via Stanford and knowingneurons.com)

Ziv Y., Burns L.D., Cocker E.D., Hamel E.O., Ghosh K.K., Kitch L.J., Gamal A.E. & Schnitzer M.J. (2013). Long-term dynamics of CA1 hippocampal place codes,Nature Neuroscience, 16(3) 264-266. DOI:10.1038/nn.3329


Neuroscientists brainstorm goals for US brain-mapping initiative : Nature News Blog

A two-day meeting in Virginia kicks off the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative neurotechnologies (BRAIN) initiative (i.e., the Brain Activity Map Project): Neuroscientists brainstorm goals for US brain-mapping initiative : Nature News Blog.


2013 Cross-Cultural Psychology Conference @UCLA (2022 June)

OPEN FOR REGISTRATION! Link toIACCP LA 2013 Conference. INVITED PLENARY SYMPOSIA Cultural Neuroscience Jonathan Freeman, Dartmouth College Shihui Han, Peking University Eva Telzer, University of Illinois Cultural Evolution Patricia Greenfield, University of California, Los Angeles Alex Mesoudi, Durham University Peter Richerson, University of California, Davis  

Independent Review Of Social And Population Variation In Mental Health Could Improve Diagnosis In DSM Revisions

Independent Review Of Social And Population Variation In Mental Health Could Improve Diagnosis In DSM Revisions.

Functional Connectivity and Autism

Here’s a link to an MNT writeup of Case Western Reserve & U of T research using magnetoencephalography (MEG) to study connectivity between brain regions in autism :Brain Activity Distinguishes An Autistic Brain From A Non-Autistic Brain. L. Garca Domnguez, J. L. Prez Velzquez and R. F.Galn(2013) A Model of Functional Brain Connectivity and Background […]


Power failure: Why small sample size undermines the reliability of neuroscience (NatRevNeurosci)

Analysis Nature Reviews Neuroscience, advance online publication, Published online 10 April 2013|doi:10.1038/nrn3475 Power failure: why small sample size undermines the reliability of neuroscience Katherine S. Button1,2, John P. A. Ioannidis3, Claire Mokrysz1, Brian A. Nosek4, Jonathan Flint5, Emma S. J. Robinson6& Marcus R. Munaf1About the authors Link to full paper. Abstract A study with low […]

Brain, Consciousness, Experience (AAA panel, November 2013)

Invited Panel Organized by Bryan Rill (Florida State University) American Anthropological Association 112th Annual Meeting Chicago, IL November 20-24th, 2013 Chair: Greg Downey (Macquarie University, AUS) Discussant: Andreas Roepstorff (Aarhus University, Denmark) Summary of Participants: Christopher Lynn (University of Alabama) Defraying the Costs of “Analysis Paralysis”: A Neuroanthropological Model of Dissociation, Deafferentation, and Trance. Diane […]

Cultural Neuroscience: Progress & Promise Special Issue (Psychological Inquiry)

This special issues features a commentary by Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, co-PI with Steve Lpez on a CBDMH pilot project. Link and full TOC: Taylor & Francis Online :: Psychological Inquiry: An International Journal for the Advancement of Psychological Theory – Volume 24, Issue 1. Content Cultural Neuroscience: Progress and Promise Joan Y. Chiao, Bobby […]


EHP Ambient Air Pollution and Autism in Los Angeles County, California

FPR board member Beate Ritz, who is chair of the department of epidemiology at UCLA, and colleagues have published a new study suggesting an association between prenatal air pollution exposure and autism (Seecurrent issue of Environmental Health Perspectives).

“Wiring the Brain” (July 1822, 2013) Cold Spring Harbor

This is a great lineup of speakers and a terrific selection of topics for those interested in the latest neuroscience.   Wiring the Brain July 18 – 22, 2013 Abstract Deadline: May 3, 2013 Organizers: Catalina Betancur,INSERM, Paris, France Ed Bullmore,Cambridge University, UK Z. Josh Huang,Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Helen Mayberg,Emory University Kevin Mitchell,Trinity College […]

Former FPR-CBD Grad Student/Cultural Neuroscientist Liz Losin joins PLOS Neuroanthropology!

We are very pleased to announce that cultural neuroscientist Liz Losin, a former graduate student in the FPR-UCLA Culture, Brain, and Development program and now a postdoc in Tor Wager’s neuroimaging lab at the University of Colorado, has joined PLOS Neuroanthropology as a blogger! Liz will be writing about recent advances in the field. You […]

Haunted by trauma, tsunami survivors in Japan turn to exorcists (Reuters)

The following was posted by medical anthropologist Sadeq Rahimi (University of Saskatchewan) on McGill’s Division of Transcultural Psychiatry listserv. Source: Reuters Tuesday, Mar 5, 2013 HIGASHI-MATSUSHIMA http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report_haunted-by-trauma-tsunami-survivors-in-japan-turn-to-exorcists_1807563 The tsunami that engulfed northeastern Japan two years ago has left some survivors believing they are seeing ghosts. In a society wary of admitting to mental problems, many […]


LA Film Screening (March 26, 2013): “Standing on the Edge of a Thorn” w/ Q&A with Robert Lemelson, Alessandra Pasquino, & Ima Matul

“Standing on the Edge of a Thorn” Film Screening Followed by Q & A and Reception Women in Film International Committee / Cast LA / Elemental Productions Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:30 PM Culver City, CA   Time Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Screening starts at 7:30 p.m. RSVP By 12 p.m,Tues., March 26.Photo […]