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Neuroanthropology and Its Applications

Neuroanthropology and Its Applications

Daniel H. Lende (Volume Editor), Greg Downey (Volume Editor), David Himmelgreen (General Editor), Satish Kedia (General Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-54535-5

Oct 2012, Wiley-Blackwell

204 pages

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 This collection includes research on engineering robots for emotional interaction, the vulnerability of soldiers to post-traumatic stress disorder, cognitive dimensions of political and science communication, sports coaching across cultures, intergenerational health problems in Aboriginal populations, the political economy of addiction treatment, the impact of poverty on the developing brain, psychiatric care for Nepali Bhutanese refugees, and how culture and institutions affect psychosis. These cases show how a holistic approach to neural development and structure in social contexts provides a powerful new way to apply anthropology.

Neuroanthropology and Its Applications: An Introduction
Daniel H. Lende and Greg Downey

Cultural Variation in Rugby Skills: A Preliminary Neuroanthropological Report
Greg Downey

Sensical Translations: Three Case Studies in Applied Cognitive Communications
Eric H. Lindland and Nathaniel Kendall-Taylor

Empathy and the Robot: A Neuroanthropological Analysis
Katie Glaskin

Applying Nepali Ethnopsychology to Psychotherapy for the Treatment of Mental Illness and Prevention of Suicide among Bhutanese Refugees
Brandon A. Kohrt, Sujen M. Maharjan, Damber Timsina, and James Griffith

Toward an Applied Neuroanthropology of Psychosis: The Interplay of Culture, Brains, and Experience
Neely Anne Laurenzo Myers

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Neuroanthropology: Stopping PTSD before it Begins
Gina L. Collura and Daniel H. Lende

Life History and Real Life: An Example of Neuroanthropology in Aboriginal Australia
Victoria K. Burbank

From White Bullets to Black Markets and Greened Medicine: The Neuroeconomics and Neuroracial Politics of Opioid Pharmaceuticals
Helena Hansen and Mary E. Skinner

Poverty Poisons the Brain
Daniel H. Lende

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