Tanya Luhrmann

anthropologist at Stanford

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Tanya Marie Luhrmann is the Watkins University Professor in the Stanford Anthropology Department. Her books include Persuasions of the Witch’s Craft, (Harvard, 1989); The Good Parsi (Harvard 1996); Of Two Minds (Knopf 2000) and When God Talks Back (Knopf 2012). In general, her work focuses on the way that ideas held in the mind come to seem externally real to people, and the way that ideas about the mind affect mental experience. One of her recent project compares the experience of hearing distressing voices in India and in the United States.

Tanya Luhrmann on KCRW

People suffering from schizophrenia sometimes hear voices. We often assume those voices are malevolent, saying frightening things or even telling people to do bad things.

Hearing Voices in Different Cultures

People suffering from schizophrenia sometimes hear voices. We often assume those voices are malevolent, saying frightening things or even telling people to do bad things.

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