Cultural Neuroscience: Brain Plasticity in Varying Social Contexts
Shinobu Kitayama, Ph.D. - Robert B. Zajonc Collegiate Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan
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.
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