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Brain and Culture: Neurobiology, Ideology, and Social Change

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2006 - Autumn


by Bruce E. Wexler, M.D., professor of psychology (The MIT Press) Wexler explores the social implications of the close relationship between an individual’s neural and psychological make-up and how the individual interacts with the social and cultural environment. He integrates recent neurobiological research with major experimental findings in cognitive and developmental psychology, making reference to psychoanalysis, literature, anthropology, history and politics.