Humans, Brains, and Their Environment: Marriage between Neuroscience and Anthropology?

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Abstract

How do we define ourselves as humans and interact with our various environments? Recently, neuroscience has extended into other disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, questioning the existence of distinct disciplines like anthropology, which describes the relationship between humans and their various environments. However, rather than being incorporated into neuroscience, anthropology may be considered complementary, and a marriage of the two disciplines can provide deep insight into these fundamental questions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)748-751
Number of pages4
JournalNeuron
Volume65
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Humans, Brains, and Their Environment : Marriage between Neuroscience and Anthropology? / Northoff, Georg.

In: Neuron, Vol. 65, No. 6, 03.2010, p. 748-751.

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