Mind & Life
Andreas Roepstorff - Interacting Minds

Andreas Roepstorff - Interacting Minds

September 2, 2020

In this episode, Wendy speaks with anthropologist and neuroscientist Andreas Roepstorff. Andreas has been a pioneer in integrating these two approaches, examining how social context impacts the mind and brain. Their conversation covers a range of topics, including:

  • navigating academic training in two disciplines, and how he bridges the different perspectives of neuroscience and anthropology;
  • how being a research subject changed his view of subjective experience;
  • intersubjectivity, and his work to bring together first- and third-person perspectives;
  • research on fire-walking;
  • meditation and microphenomenology;
  • studying playfulness;
  • predictive models of mind;
  • the power of mindfulness to help with rumination;
  • and the importance of exploring how two minds can process and respond differently to the same experience.

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