Examining culture & brain
Mapping the human condition
The human brain is a cultural organ. We need culture to reach our full intelligent potential. Culture transmits cognitive strategies, circumscribes semantic knowledge, primes phenomenal content, and conveys beliefs and values that are used to construct meaning.
My long-term research agenda is to analytically describe culture as a high-dimensional array of social components that shape the form and function of brains. Essentially, my aspiration is to map a comparative neurophilosophy that illuminates societal contributions to individual differences in human development and flourishing.
December 3, 2016
How religious fervour changes your brain
Dr. Michael Ferguson and a team of researchers wanted to know what was happening in the brains of devotees who associate feelings with spiritual truth. Listen to his conversation with Bob McDonald of "Quirks & Quarks."