Identity, Identification, and the Brain, by Emily Martin
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."
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".