Tag: Variation

Culture like Relativity

daniel.lende , March 8th, 2015

One of the prominent ways to think about culture is as a system of symbols or beliefs. For example, Clifford Geertz wrote in 1973: Believing, with Max Weber,…


Common Brain Mechanisms in Mental Illness

daniel.lende , February 7th, 2015

An important new meta-analysis of brain imaging research came out this week in JAMA Psychiatry, “Identification of a Common Neurobiological Substrate for Mental Illness” which highlights t…


Oppression, Mental Health, and the House Science Committee

daniel.lende , October 23rd, 2014

By Steven Folmar, Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Anthropology, Wake Forest University      On September 15 of this year, I learned from my Program Officer at the N…