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Culture, Brain, and Development Program Awards Students Over $10,000 in Grants

Seven students will develop projects crossing disciplines and covering topics from prenatal storytelling to sound meditation

Culture, Brain, and Development Program Awards Students Over $10,000 in Grants

Culture, Brain, and Development Program (CBD)

The Foundation for Psychocultural Research-Hampshire College Program in Culture, Brain, and Development (FPR-HC CBD) is an innovative interdisciplinary program that encourages faculty and students across all disciplines at the College to bridge intellectual divides by incorporating psychobiological and sociocultural perspectives into their research and teaching/learning. At the core of the CBD program is the idea that human beings are both thoroughly biological and thoroughly cultural creatures, and that both of these forces interact and influence our development, growth, and activities.

Guided by our mission, CBD's ongoing programs and initiatives prepare students to pursue a growing variety of intellectual, community outreach, and artistic paths that demand interdisciplinary agility and engage the multiple perspectives of culture, mind/brain, and human growth and development. Explore the many opportunities offered by CBD, including:

The theme of ‘bodies, brains, and culture’ is pretty broad. Through the workshops, students in that community really get a sense of all they can do in our program.

Amy Dryansky, assistant director of the CBD program

CBD and its programs are made possible by generous funding from Dr. Robert Lemelson's 79F Foundation for Psychocultural Research (FPR) and from the CBD Student Research Endowment. FPR and founding director Dr. Barbara Yngvesson launched CBD in 2003. CBD currently is in its third cycle of funding from the FPR, and is directed by Dr. Pamela Stone 86F.

Hampshire's CBD program is training the next generation of scholars and scientists working on the cutting edge of this new movement. The work of CBD graduates speaks to the extremely high quality of faculty, programming, and students.

   -- Robert Lemelson 79F

Read blog: Exploring issues at the intersection of brain, mind, culture, and mental health.

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