The Embeddedness of Cultural Knowledge: How Social Networks Shape Cultural Consonance

The relationship between social networks and health has been well-established in anthropology, and more generally the social sciences, ever since Émile Durkheim uncovered the link between social isolation and suicide. Medical anthropologists, too, have long recognized that persons with more Continue reading The Embeddedness of Cultural Knowledge: How Social Networks Shape Cultural Consonance

Brains in the Wild: Update from the AAAs

Max J. Stein

I recently had the opportunity to attend the American Anthropological Association’s (AAA) 111th Annual Conference in San Francisco, and one of the session topics focused on neuroanthropology: ‘Brains in the Wild: The Challenges of Neuroanthropology.’ I would like to share the Continue reading Brains in the Wild: Update from the AAAs

E.O. Wilson’s 3 Tips for a Career in Research and Other Easy Recipes

When E.O. Wilson came to speak at UA a number of weeks back, the Human Behavioral Ecology Research Group (HBERG) lab was fortunate enough to host him at a smaller venue for EvoS students.  This was more personal and friendly than his talk Continue reading E.O. Wilson’s 3 Tips for a Career in Research and Other Easy Recipes