Identity, Identification, and the Brain, by Emily Martin

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In a medical context, individuals may share a condition but not its interpretation. [...] 


[...] For example, in her study of bipolar disorder patients, the anthropologist Emily Martin (2009) describes the clash between a dominant reductionist model and the individuals who challenged the idea that neurobiology sufficed to explain their experience. Grassroots diversity thus coexists with a more homogenous official discourse."

Vidal, Fernando and Ortega, Francisco. Being Brains: Making the Cerebral Subject (Forms of Living) (...

Visit at the link below the Max Planck Institute online Media Library, to learn more about Martin's work presented at the International Workshop "Neurocultures".

Martin, Emily. 2009. “Identity, Identification, and the Brain.” Presented at the workshop “Neurocult...

Emily Martin is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at New York University, which areas of interest a...

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