Cognitive Anthropological Fieldwork
Article first published online: 14 MAY 2012
Copyright © 2012 Cognitive Science Society, Inc.
Topics in Cognitive Science
Volume 4, Issue 3, pages 445–452, July 2012
How to Cite
Le Guen, O. (2012), Cognitive Anthropological Fieldwork. Topics in Cognitive Science, 4: 445–452. doi: 10.1111/j.1756-8765.2012.01192.x
- Issue published online: 11 JUL 2012
- Article first published online: 14 MAY 2012
- Received 22 June 2011; received in revised form 30 August 2011; accepted 7 September 2011
- Cognitive science;
- Yucatec Maya;
In their introduction, Beller et al. point to important issues regarding the problematic interaction of anthropology and cognitive sciences (CS). I address some of these issues in stressing first some limitations of the current state of the fields of anthropology and CS. In the second half of this article, using data from studies I have been conducting among the Yucatec Mayas (Mexico), I present some concrete cases where anthropological and CS methods and approaches are complementary. Finally, I propose some solutions to find common ground and ways to improve cross-disciplinary collaboration.