Gregory J. Downey
Ph.D (University of Chicago)
Senior Lecturer, Macquarie University
PopAnth Community Advisor, Founding Member
Greg Downey is Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at Macquarie University in Sydney, and a Research Fellow in the Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science. Greg trained in cultural anthropology at the University of Chicago, working primarily in Brazil and the United States before moving to Australia. His principal research interests are in sports, dance, and skill acquisition, where he tries to bring together research from anthropology and the brain sciences with evolutionary theory, psychology, and sports science.
Greg is co-founder of the blog Neuroanthropology and has co-authored The Encultured Brain along with Daniel Lende.
What's in an aroma? Languages with odour vocabularies
Anthropologists have long debated whether our vocabulary affects what we see, hear, or feel. Now attention is shifting to smell.Read on »