What is Neuroanthropology?

Juan Domingues (PhD student at University of Melbourne and one of the pioneers of modern neuroanthropology) defines neuroanthropology as "the study of the effects of ‘enculturation’ on the human brain, the relationship between the brain, subjective experiences and culture, and the evolution of the neurobiological mechanisms that underpin culture."

Essentially, neuroanthropology represents the intersection of the studies of the brain and culture.  In the following pages, we will discuss what exactly are these different fields are, and how they fit together.