The Center for Mind and Culture, Inc. (CMAC) is a non-profit organization in Boston, Massachusetts, dedicated to non-partisan research. The network of expert researchers at CMAC tackles complex social problems such as illegal child trafficking, religious self-radicalization, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, social integration of immigrants and refugees, and many other critical issues arising within what we refer to as the “mind-culture nexus.”

Many aspects of human life come together in the mind-culture nexus: thinking and emotion in brains, personality and identity, entanglement in environments, distinctive cultures, socio-economic conditions, and historic processes of change. Many fields of research generate insights into the mind-culture nexus, from neuroscience to sociology, from biochemistry to public health, and from engineering to philosophy. At CMAC, we gather experts from all these fields into problem-focused teams, discovering how to make headway on the previously intractable, extraordinarily complex, extremely baffling, and deeply frustrating problems we face today.

In addition to implementing leading-edge training and public education, CMAC research teams employ computational models, data analytics, historical interpretation, philosophical analysis of concepts, and other methods within a highly collaborative approach to generate real-world solutions to the host of complex problems residing at the heart of the mind-culture nexus.

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