Culture, Mind & Brain is a new seminar series, hosted by the Culture, Mind & Brain Program of the Division of Social & Transcultural Psychiatry and the Healthy Brains Healthy Lives Initiative. The goal is for students and researchers of neuroscience, psychiatry, anthropology and other areas related to mental health to discuss bodies of research and work in progress (experimental and theoretical) that relate to neuroscience and society, and mind, brain and culture. We will discuss topics such as how to design multidisciplinary methodologies that integrate social, ethical and cultural contexts into experimental studies of brain structure, function and development; we will analyze the potentials and limits of brain data for health and social policy; and critically assess translations of brain data into popular science pieces.
TITLE: The Insidious Work of Emotion Metaphors
PRESENTER: Laura Otis, PhD
DATE: April 25, 2019
TIME: 3:00 - 4:30pm
LOCATION: Ludmer Building, Room 138
For more information, please e-mail suparna.choudhury [at] mcgill.ca (Dr. Suparna Choudhury).
March 28, 2019
TITLE: Coordinating Scientific Perspectives in Experimental Contexts: Lessons from Translational Cognitive Neuroscience and the RDOC Project
PRESENTER: Jacqueline Sullivan, PhD
March 14, 2019
TITLE: Human Evolutionary Neuroscience: Life in the Technological Niche
PRESENTER: Dietrich Stout, PhD
February 28, 2019
TITLE: Biocultural History and the Turn to Experience
PRESENTER: Rob Boddice, MA, PhD, FRHistS
January 31, 2019
TITLE: Cerebralizing Attachment: How Have Parent-Child Relationships Come to be Explained as Brain Facts?
PRESENTER: Bican Polat, Ph.D.
December 6, 2018
TITLE: Existential Orientations and Schizophrenia: Personhood, Pathology, and Culture
PRESENTER: Elizabeth Pienkos, Psy.D.
October 25, 2018
TITLE: Traumatic Landscapes: Two Geographies of Addiction
PRESENTER: Dr. Jesse Proudfoot
August 9, 2018
TITLE: The Effect of Vajrayana Buddhism on Enhancing Human Cognition
PRESENTER: Professor Maria Kozhevnikov
May 4, 2018
TITLE: Phenomenology of the Locked-in Syndrome
PRESENTER: Professor Fernando Vidal
March 15, 2018
February 15, 2018
February 8, 2018
TITLE: Suggestion as a mechanism in contemplative practice
PRESENTER: Michael Lifshitz
January 25, 2018
TITLE: Placebo machines, the culture of neuroscience, and the power of suggestion
PRESENTER: Jay Olson
January 11, 2018
TITLE: How Can the Social Sciences Contribute to the Neurosciences?
PRESENTERS: Maxwell Ramstead & Vincent Laliberté