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.
July 25, 2017
Interview with historian and religion scholar Ann Taves, hosted by Dan Wotherspoon
Michael Adam Ferguson joins Mormon Matters host Dan Wotherspoon in interviewing and interacting with Ann Taves about her book, Revelatory Events: Three Case Studies of the Emergence of New Spiritual Paths