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    Thinking through other minds: A variational approach to cognition and culture.Samuel P. L. Veissière, Axel Constant, Maxwell J. D. Ramstead, Karl J. Friston & Laurence J. Kirmayer - 2020 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 43:e90.
    The processes underwriting the acquisition of culture remain unclear. How are shared habits, norms, and expectations learned and maintained with precision and reliability across large-scale sociocultural ensembles? Is there a unifying account of the mechanisms involved in the acquisition of culture? Notions such as “shared expectations,” the “selective patterning of attention and behaviour,” “cultural evolution,” “cultural inheritance,” and “implicit learning” are the main candidates to underpin a unifying account of cognition and the acquisition of culture; however, their interactions require greater (...)
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    Cultural Affordances: Scaffolding Local Worlds Through Shared Intentionality and Regimes of Attention.Maxwell J. D. Ramstead, Samuel P. L. Veissière & Laurence J. Kirmayer - 2016 - Frontiers in Psychology 7.
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    TTOM in action: Refining the variational approach to cognition and culture.Samuel P. L. Veissière, Axel Constant, Maxwell J. D. Ramstead, Karl J. Friston & Laurence J. Kirmayer - 2020 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 43:e120.
    The target article “Thinking Through Other Minds” (TTOM) offered an account of the distinctively human capacity to acquire cultural knowledge, norms, and practices. To this end, we leveraged recent ideas from theoretical neurobiology to understand the human mind in social and cultural contexts. Our aim was bothsynthetic– building an integrative model adequate to account for key features of cultural learning and adaptation; andprescriptive– showing how the tools developed to explain brain dynamics can be applied to the emergence of social and (...)
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    Empathy and Alterity in Cultural Psychiatry.Laurence J. Kirmayer - 2008 - Ethos: Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology 36 (4):457-474.
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    From Complicity to Advocacy: The Necessity of Refugee Research.Cécile Rousseau & Laurence J. Kirmayer - 2010 - American Journal of Bioethics 10 (2):65-67.
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    Decolonizing Memory.Laurence J. Kirmayer - 2022 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 29 (4):243-248.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Decolonizing MemoryLaurence J. Kirmayer*, MD (bio)In this far-reaching essay, Emily Walsh explores the significance of memory for coming to grips with the enduring legacy of colonialism in psychiatry. She argues that "for reasons of self-preservation, racialized individuals should reject collective memories underwritten by colonialism." Psychiatry can enable this process or collude with the structures of domination to silence and disable those who bear the brunt of the colonialist history (...)
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  7. Inside knowledge: cultural constructions of insight in psychosis.Laurence J. Kirmayer, Ellen Corin & Jarvis & G. Eric - 2004 - In Xavier F. Amador & Anthony S. David (eds.), Insight and Psychosis: Awareness of Illness in Schizophrenia and Related Disorders. Oxford University Press.
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    Decolonizing health care: Challenges of cultural and epistemic pluralism in medical decision-making with Indigenous communities.Sara Marie Cohen-Fournier, Gregory Brass & Laurence J. Kirmayer - 2021 - Bioethics 35 (8):767-778.
    The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada made it clear that understanding the historical, social, cultural, and political landscape that shapes the relationships between Indigenous peoples and social institutions, including the health care system, is crucial to achieving social justice. How to translate this recognition into more equitable health policy and practice remains a challenge. In particular, there is limited understanding of ways to respond to situations in which conventional practices mandated by the state and regulated by its legal apparatus (...)
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    Culture, Mind, and Brain: Emerging Concepts, Models, and Applications.Laurence J. Kirmayer, Carol M. Worthman, Shinobu Kitayama, Robert Lemelson & Constance Cummings (eds.) - 2020 - Cambridge University Press.
    Recent neuroscience research makes it clear that human biology is cultural biology - we develop and live our lives in socially constructed worlds that vary widely in their structure values, and institutions. This integrative volume brings together interdisciplinary perspectives from the human, social, and biological sciences to explore culture, mind, and brain interactions and their impact on personal and societal issues. Contributors provide a fresh look at emerging concepts, models, and applications of the co-constitution of culture, mind, and brain. Chapters (...)
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    Toward a Postcolonial Psychiatry: Uncovering the Structures of Domination in Mental Health Theory and Practice.Laurence J. Kirmayer - 2020 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 27 (3):267-271.
    In a provocative essay, Sarah Kamens recommends the literature of postcolonial theory as a remedy for some of the limitations of current psychiatric theory and practice. Her provocation lies not advocating engagement with this literature, which certainly has much to offer psychiatry, but in the way she chooses to energize her argument by contrasting two very different phenomena: the experience of hearing voices and the use of ghost-writing in the psychiatric literature. Although Ka-mens acknowledges these phenomena come from “distant teleological (...)
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    Cultural contexts and constructions of recovery.Ademola Adeponle, Rob Whitley & Laurence J. Kirmayer - 2012 - In Abraham Rudnick (ed.), Recovery of People with Mental Illness: Philosophical and Related Perspectives. Oxford University Press. pp. 109.
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    Neuroscience as Cultural Intervention: Reconfiguring the Self as Moral Agent.Ian Gold & Laurence J. Kirmayer - 2010 - American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 1 (4):53-55.
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    From Brain Image to the Bush Doctrine: Critical Neuroscience and the Political Uses of Neurotechnology.Suparna Choudhury, Ian Gold & Laurence J. Kirmayer - 2010 - American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 1 (2):17-19.
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    Hypnosis and the limits of socialpsychological reductionism.Laurence J. Kirmayer - 1987 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 10 (3):521-521.
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    Progress or Pathology? Differential Diagnosis and Intervention Criteria for Meditation-Related Challenges: Perspectives From Buddhist Meditation Teachers and Practitioners.Jared R. Lindahl, David J. Cooper, Nathan E. Fisher, Laurence J. Kirmayer & Willoughby B. Britton - 2020 - Frontiers in Psychology 11.
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    Celan’s poetics of alterity: Lyric and the understanding of illness experience in medical ethics.Laurence J. Kirmayer - 2007 - Monash Bioethics Review 26 (4):21-35.
    Psychopathology can render people strange and difficult to understand. Communication can lead to empathic understanding, which in turn can guide compassionate action. But communication depends on a shared conceptual world. How can language convey meanings that are not shared, that mark a divide between human beings or whole communities? A consideration of the poetics of Paul Celan sheds light on the power of language to bridge disparate worlds and on the ethical stance needed when empathy fails. Celan’s poetics of alterity (...)
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