Shinobu Kitayama, Ph.D. - Robert B. Zajonc Collegiate Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan

Abstract

Cultural neuroscience is an emerging field that examines the interdependencies among culture, mind, and the brain. By investigating brain plasticity in varying social contexts, it seeks to overcome the nature-nurture dichotomy. Here, after a brief overview of the field, I will illustrate its potential by reviewing recent evidence on cultural variation in brain mechanisms underlying person perception and emotion regulation.

Event Location: 
3534 Franz Hall
Event Date and Time: 
Monday, October 31, 2011 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Categories: 
Diversity Science

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