SMART-Workshop | Brain-Culture Interfaces: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Entanglement of the Human Mind and its Cultural Environment

28 February 2019 | University of Amsterdam | Doelenzaal, University Library, Singel 425

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers who work at the inter-section of the humanities, social sciences and cognitive neurosciences in order to systematically reflect on the ways in which we can investigate the shared boundaries – or interfaces, as we suggest to call them – between brain, body and culture. As a result of a paradigm shift in the sciences of brain and cognition in the last twenty years, human minds/brains are now seen by many as porous and intrinsically entangled with their social and cultural surroundings. This raises the conceptual and practical question how the interaction and entanglement of brain and culture can be investigated. We will explore in four panel sessions how researchers from different fields model and approach the entanglements of mind, body and culture and what the concept of brain-culture interfaces can contribute to the interdisciplinary discussion of these interactions.

Download the full programme here: Programme Brain-Culture Interfaces workshop 28 February