Author Archives: Brett Maiden

About Brett Maiden

Brett is a doctoral candidate in Emory’s Graduate Division of Religion specializing in the Hebrew Bible and ancient Near Eastern religions. His dissertation, “Cognitive Aspects of Ancient Israelite Religion,” utilizes tools from the cognitive and brain sciences to explore how pan-cultural proclivities shaped local expression of religion, art, and culture in ancient Israel. Brett earned a Bachelor’s in Religious Studies and Classics from the University of Arizona and a Master’s in biblical languages from Yale. At Emory, he is an affiliate of the Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture and has served as a fellow at the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry.

Gender Matters in the Academy?

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Carla Freeman and Kim Wallen The first CMBC lunch talk of the spring semester brought together Dr. Carla Freeman (Anthropology; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Emory University) and Dr. Kim Wallen (Psychology, Emory University) to discuss … Continue reading

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Unsavory Emotions and their Developmental Roots

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Laura Otis and Philippe Rochat In the first CMBC lunch of the 2013 fall semester, Laura Otis (English, Emory University) and Philippe Rochat (Psychology, Emory University) discussed some of our “unsavory” emotions from literary, physiological, developmental, … Continue reading

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Is there a Place for Cognitive Style in Contemporary Psychology and Neuroscience? Issues in Definition and Conceptualization

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Maria Kozhevnikov The second CMBC lunch talk of the semester featured a presentation by Dr. Maria Kozhevnikov (Radiology, Harvard School of Medicine; Psychology, National University of Singapore), who has been a visiting scholar of the CMBC … Continue reading

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Is Racism a Psychopathology?

Friday, December 6, 2013 Sander Gilman In the third and final CMBC lunch talk of the 2013 fall semester, Dr. Sander Gilman (Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts, Emory) treated participants to an engaging presentation on the interconnected history of racism … Continue reading

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