Schedule

 

Scientific Program

May 10-12, 2013

Brief Overview | Program Book


Friday, May 10, 2013

Heritage Ballroom, Hilton Orrington


2:00-5:00pm     Registration


4:00-5:00pm     Poster Session I


5:00-8:30pm     Opening Session and Dinner


Population Mental Health Disparities and Global Mental Health



Crossing borders for mental health: Global cooperation in research


Dr. Pamela Collins, NIMH Office on Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health




Cultural influences on socio-emotional neurodevelopment: Searching for clues to common mental disorders


Prof. Joanna Asia Maselko, Duke University



The role of culture in prevalence of mental disorders among Asian and Asian American populations


Prof. Lawrence Yang, Columbia University




Linking social determinants to health: Can cultural neuroscience do the job?


Prof. Kevin Wu, National Taiwan University






Saturday, May 11, 2013

Harris Hall 107, Northwestern University and Heritage Ballroom, Hilton Orrington


7:30-8:00am       Breakfast in Harris Hall


8:00-10:20am     Conceptual and Methodological Issues in Cultural Neuroscience



Galton’s problem: The network autocorrelation approach to cross-cultural research


Prof. Malcolm Dow, Northwestern University



Cross-cultural neuroimaging: From acquisition to analysis


Prof. Todd Parrish, Northwestern University




Cultural neuropsychology


Prof. Xavier Cagigas, UCLA




Exploring the computational mechanisms of dynamic cultural phenomena


Prof. George Christopoulus, Nanyang Business School




How is cultural context-dependence encoded into the brain’s neural activity?: A fruitful marriage between cultural neuroscience and neurophilosophy


Prof. Georg Northoff, University of Ottowa




10:20-10:30am    Coffee Break


10:30-12:30pm    Cultural Neuroscience of Emotion and Motivation



Cultural effects of the dopamine transporter gene (DRD4): Norm acquisition and emotional match


Prof. Shinobu Kitayama, University of Michigan



Embodied brains, social minds: Neurobiological correlates of experiencing emotions in Beijing and Los Angeles


Prof. Mary-Helen Immordino-Yang, University of Southern California




Genes, brain and culture through a 5-HTT lens


Prof. Michio Nomura, Kyoto University





Cultural values modulate emotional processing in the amygdala


Prof. Tetsuya Iidaka, Nagoya University




12:30-1:15pm     ICNC Student Travel Award Recognition and Lunch


1:15-3:15pm       Cultural Neuroscience of Cognition



Neural basis of cross-cultural differences in reading and math


Prof. James Booth, Northwestern University





Cross-cultural differences in memory


Prof. Angela Gutchess, Brandeis University




Cross-cultural understanding of dementia: Exploring wellness in an at-risk First Nation community


Lindsey Bruce and Prof. Judy Illes, University of British Columbia



Quantifying culture: The cultural distance hypothesis of melodic

expectancy


Prof. Steven Demorest and Prof. Steven Morrison, University of Washington



3:15-3:30pm      Coffee Break


3:30-5:30pm      Cultural Neuroscience of Social Cognition



Cultural neuroscience studies of the self


Prof. Shihui Han, Peking University




Identifying a cultural resource: Neural mechanisms of underlying familial influence on risk taking among Mexican-Origin Adolescents


Prof. Eva Telzer, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign




Economic and moral decision-making following damage to the basolateral amygdala: A South African expedition


Prof. Jack van Honk and Dan Stein, University of Cape Town




Cultural differences in body language


Prof. Beatrice de Gelder, Tilburg University





5:30-6:30pm      Transport to Heritage Ballroom, Hilton Orrington and Break


6:30-7:30pm      Poster Session II


7:30-8:30pm      Evening Lecture and Dinner



Brain and Culture - The Mutual Bootstrap


Prof. Robert Turner, Max Planck Institute for Neurophysics






Sunday, May 12, 2013

Cohen Commons in Tech Institute, Northwestern University


7:30-8:00am       Breakfast in Cohen Commons


8:00-10:00am     Cultural Neuroscience of Intergroup Processes



How next generation technologies can facilitate comparison across cultural contexts and species: Implications for global health


Prof. Lasana Harris, Duke University




Gene x environment interactions on intergroup bias


Dr. Bobby Cheon, Nanyang Technological University




Elucidating the neural mechanisms of cultural learning biases


Dr. Elizabeth Losin, University of Colorado Boulder





Dynamic cultural neuroscience


Prof. Ying-yi Hong, Nanyang Technological University





10:00-10:15am    Coffee Break


10:15-12:45pm    Culture and Genetics



Gene-culture interaction and psychological well-being


Prof. Heejung Kim, University of California, Santa Barbara




Bringing gene-environment interactions into the lab: Religion priming differentially increases prosocial behavior among variants of dopamine D4 receptor (DRD4) gene


Prof. Joni Sasaki, York University





Epigenetic variability in oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) is associated with neural endophenotypes of social perception


Prof. Jamie Morris, University of Virginia





The dynamic regulation of gene expression


Prof. Turhan Canli, SUNY Stony Brook





The enculturated genome: Molecular evidence for recent divergent evolution in human neurotransmitter genes


Prof. Chuansheng Chen, University of California, Irvine





12:45-1:15pm    Workshop Groups and Lunch


1:15-2:45pm      Enhancing the culture in cultural neuroscience: Anthropological perspectives



Locating culture in the brain and in the world: From social categories to the ecology of mind


Prof. Rebecca Seligman, Northwestern University



Human health, development, and the evolution of the culture-ready brain


Dr. Charles Whitehead, Socialmirrors.org





Cultural neuroscience and the social determinants of mental health


Prof. Laurence Kirmayer, McGill University





2:45-3:00pm      Coffee Break


3:00-4:00pm      NIH Funding Opportunities in Culture, Health, and Well-being




Dr. Bill Elwood (NIH Oppnet) and Dr. Pamela Collins (NIH Office of Disparities and Global Mental Health)

 
 
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