(November 4, 2013)
Anthropologist Daniel Lende will give two lectures on a new field of anthropology he has helped to create, called "neuroanthropology," on campus November 7 and 8, respectively.
Neuroanthropology combines strands of biological and cultural anthropology. Lende will give a general talk about the field, "Neuroanthropology: Neuroscience Meets the Real World,” at 12:30 on Thursday, Nov. 7 in Ramsey Library, Whitman Room.
He will deliver a more technical talk, "The Brain Enters the Field: Neuroanthropology and Its Applications,” at 12:45 on Friday, Nov. 8 in Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum.
Lende is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of South Florida. He is one of the editors of the book The Encultured Brain: An Introduction to Neuroanthropology (MIT Press, 2012), and blogs at blogs.plos.org/neuroanthropology/.
The talks are sponsored by many UNC Asheville departments and programs including Anthropology and Sociology, Biology, Psychology, Health and Wellness, the Honors Program, the NEH Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities, and the Roy Carroll Distinguished Professor of Honors Arts and Sciences.