, a blog that I write for, was awarded The Most Excellent Unclassifiable Blog in November 2008, by vote at Savage Minds who promote on-line anthropology and open-access publishing. The blog was also rated Eleventh in the Top 100 Anthropology Blogs by Online on the 3rd of December, 2008.

My blog posts have served as inspiration for research articles and books:

"Paul Mason eloquently states that the focal concern for neuroanthropology is 'the reiterative causality between brain, culture and the environment'."
p.6 of Making knowledge: explorations of the indissoluble relation between minds, bodies, and environment By Trevor Marchand

"Brain science has begun to realize that the brain is not an organ of thought, but that it is a feeling organ that thinks," says Paul Mason, a neuroanthropologist (someone who studies culture and brain development).
p.95 of Brain Fitness for Women: Keeping Your Head Clear and Your Mind Sharp at Any Age By Sondra Kornblatt

Blogs in French

Le Brésil au XIXème et XXIème siècle

Les Fondations Françaises de la Neuroanthropologie

Les Perceptions Culturelles

Anthropologie sans frontières: Interview with Dr Alice Corbet

Le meilleur de la blogosphère anthropologique

La théorie du mouton

Finissez Cette Citation: « Bien entendu, il y a encore un gouffre béant entre ce que nous savons actuellement et la compréhension réelle… »

Finissez Cette Citation: « Comment s’effectue cette mise en mémoire culturelle ? La rèponse… »

Blogs in Bahasa Indonesia

Blog yang paling baik untuk tahun 2008

Blogs in English

How to write a book review, Culture Matters, 20 December 2016.

Tuberculosis and ethics, Culture Matters, 24 March 2016.

Australian Anthropology Annual Conference, Culture Matters, 30 November 2015.

Joint World STI & HIV & ASHM Congress, Culture Matter, 13 September 2015.

A stubborn conundrum, Culture Matters, 3 August 2014.

World TB day, Culture Matters, 24 March 2014.

Neuroanthropology of ethics, 10 November 2014.

Camellia the official flower of World TB day, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, 4 August 2014.

Tuberculosis: More Anthropologists Wanted, Culture Matters, 26 July 2014.

Updates from our research in Vietnam: the ACT3 Project, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, 21 July 2014.

Creative Intersubjectivity in Performance, Culture Matters, 7 July 2014.

TB in Prisons, Culture Matters, 6 June 2014.

Are we Neandermans or Neandumans?, Culture Matters.

A day of mourning for Shiites: Ashura during Muharram, Culture Matters.

Tuberculosis and the sad case of Ravindra Patil, TB-CRE, 19 July 2013.

Breakfast Blues: The Trouble with toast, PLoS Neuroanthropology, 16 May 2011.

Waking up with Sapir-Whorf, PLoS Neuroanthropology, 31 March 2011.

Paul's Population Picks, PLoS Neuroanthropology, 1 March 2011.

Cortico-thalamic Dissociation in Sleep Paralysis, PLoS Neuroanthropology, 27 January 2011.

Muharram Ceremonies in Pariaman, Indonesia, with ethnographic footage located here.

Terrence Deacon on the Evolution of Language

Terry Deacon, Relaxed Selection and the Evolution of Language

The Neanderthal Romeo and Human Juliet Hypothesis

Globalisation: The products but not the ethics

Solastalgia, Soliphilia & the Ecopsychology of Our Changing Environment

150 Years Since the Origin of Species -- Charles Darwin 1859

Copenhagen Climate Change

Mind & its Potential

Anything but flat: a book review

Neurophenomenology: 3 books in quick review

HOME by Yann Arthus-Bertrand & other YouTube must-sees

In the media

Top Ten Travel Tips for Anthropologists

Brain, Dance and Culture

Testosterone and the seasonal regulation of sex steroids

Mental Health and Global Warming

Multimodal Redundancy

A typical day of Fieldwork

Neuroprospecting: Mining cultures for neuro-behavioural data

A Bad Case of the Humans

The Adventures of Little Sacc

Sex and Gender

Articulated Anger: A study of the Junkie published through performance

Colour, is it in the brain?

Edelman, Evolution and Encephalisation

Calvin the theologian and Calvin the theoretical neurobiologist

Human Evolution Fun

Brain School

Links to Consciousness: Consciousness Links

Giving your right arm to be ambidextrous

Role of Emotions in Brain Function, 26 August 2008

The first PhD in Neuroanthropology

Synaesthetic Poetry

Brain tools: Resources for enhancing Cognitive Performance

Mental Health in the Aging

Integrative Neuroscience

Personalized Medicine

Paul's Top Ten Brain Tips

Darman's Eyes

Oseng's Brain

The Culturally Modified Brain

Epigenetics, Neuroanthropology April 7


Neuroanthropology Defined

Neuroanthropology January 12

Neuroanthropology December 27

Complete This Quote

"Complete this quote" is a weekly post where I invite readers to finish off an incomplete quote by a scientist/researcher/academic in any manner they please. For an explanation please see: Finish off this...

“The convergence of neurology and cross-cultural research provides…”, Michael Winkelman

“How does this cultural memory work ? The answer…”, Jean-Pierre Changeux

“Of course, there remains a yawning chasm between present knowledge and any actual understanding of…”, Derek Denton
"...Where socks disappear to in the laundry." (Rebecca)

“Before any attempt is made to hypnotize a Subject for the first time it is highly desirable that the Hypnotist…”, Eric Cuddon
"...uses breathmints." (Dirk)

“In a small, dark room at the lab of a large university hospital…”
"...Pinky and the Brain are conspiring about taking over the world" (Puneet)

“The culturally modified brain is subject to…”, Norman Doidge
"...very little." (Gary)

“If we considered the number of possible circuits, we would…”, Gerald Edelman
"...implode." (Kel)

"Mind, n. A mysterious form of matter secreted by the brain. Its chief activity consists…", Ambrose Bierce
"...of particles still relatively unassessed by mainstream scientists but explored in depth by those of the metaphysical realm." (Simone)

“…the theories, technologies and findings of molecular biology, evolutionary developmental biology, neuroscience, cognitive psychology, linguistics and anthropology can be productively combined to…”, Marc Hauser
" create a true Restaurant at the End of the Universe….” (Craftbition)

“To some extent, in a variety of imperfect ways, individually and collectively, we have the means to…”, Antonio Damasio
"...over-qualify anything that we say.” (Peter Hildebrand)

"Our cherished belief in the specialness of human consciousness has not prevented us from...", Terrence Deacon
"...becoming scientists." (Meika Loofs Samorzewski)
" most of our time in a state of unconsciousness." (Greg Downey)
"...thinking of the other person as less than worthy of true consideration." (Nicholas)

"Emotional expressions are crucial to...", Paul Ekman
"...conveying your feelings after hitting your thumb with a hammer." (Romeo Vitelli)

"If a meme is to dominate the attention of a human brain, it...", Richard Dawkins
” … had better have something to do with beer, sex, or pizza.” (Janis)

"Shaped like a little loaf of French Country bread, our brain is...", Diane Ackerman
“… begging for a dose of wine.” (Anon1)
"… just as tasty with a little olive oil and garlic, and low-carb to boot!” (Janis)

"One of the difficulties in understanding the brain is...", Richard L. Gregory
“… once you have dissected it, it doesn’t work anymore.” (Anon1)

"There is no scientific study more vital to man than...", Francis Crick
"...woman." (John McCreery)
"...the optimal cheese to ham ratio in a ham and cheese sandwich." (Peter)

"You have brains in your head, you have...", Dr Seuss
"...brains on your plate, just add some mustard sauce and I’ll bet they taste great!" (Skye)
"… a fish in your MRI." (Phredd)
"...thoughts in your brain, thoughts control actions which make us insane." (Stefan)