Why the behavioural sciences need the concept of the culture-ready brain

  title={Why the behavioural sciences need the concept of the culture-ready brain},
  author={Charles Whitehead},
  journal={Anthropological Theory},
  pages={43 - 71}
From the conceptual gulf dividing social from biological anthropology this paper infers an ideological problem affecting science as a whole. Cultural biases have tended to inhibit or subvert appropriate theorizing and research into unique aspects of the human mind, brain and behaviour. To resolve this problem I suggest that we need a systematic anthropological critique of ‘collective deceptions’ affecting western science, and greater anthropological collaboration with neuroscience and other… 

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