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Papers under the theme of "T07 Cultural Neuroscience"

Creative Boost: Unleashing Creativity using tDCS in Japan

Our aim was to explore cultural differences in creativity by examining the role of the lIFG using tDCS. We hypothesized that inhibition of the lIFG using cathodal stimulation will enhance creativity by decreasing evaluation stringency. We compared Israeli and Japanese students on their creativity level. Creativity was measured by AUT (Guilford, 1978). Evaluation was measured […]

Culture and the Perception of Social Context: How Social Orientation Affects Social Neural Patterns Across Relationship Contexts

Previous theory in cultural psychology has found differences in social orientation beliefs between North Americans and East Asians. North Americans were noted to be more independent, generally viewing individuals as separate from their contexts, and East Asians were noted to be more interdependent, viewing individuals as embedded in their contexts, and these differences were linked […]

Social Neuropsychology of Adult Homelessness: Studies in the United Kingdom and Japan

Research from several countries suggests a tendency for lower general intellectual function and poor memory and executive function of homeless adults. It is unclear whether neuropsychological impairment acts as a risk factor for becoming homeless or alternatively, homelessness produces neuropsychological impairment. Here I present data examining these issues with two samples of homeless adults, recruited […]

Interdependent Self-Construal Influences Medial Prefrontal Activation during Decision-Making from Different Perspectives

Research suggests that the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) plays an important role in both personal decision-making and perspective taking. In the present study, we investigated the influence of self-construal on mPFC activity during decision-making. Thirty-one young adults made occupational choices from their own perspective (e.g., Which occupation would YOU prefer, dancer or chemist?) and from […]

An Investigation of the Relationship between Physiological and Psychological Stress Patterns in a Cross-Cultural Sample of Women in Canada

Stress has been linked to the manifestation of a variety of illnesses. Chronic stress has been shown to compromise the HPA (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal) axis and SAM (sympathomedullary) pathway, the major systems involved in the regulation of stress and other bodily responses. To understand health disparities among ethnic minorities, we evaluated the physiological and psychological stress profiles […]

Japanese Mode of Self: An ERP Investigation of Self­-Criticism and Other-Enhancement

Previous work shows that Japanese are more self-critical and other-enhancing than North Americans. However, it is not clear at which stage of information processing this bias occurs. In this study, we recorded event-related potentials (ERP) from Japanese participants while they read vignettes of self- or other-relevant information in positive or negative social events and judged […]

Cultural Neuroscience

Symposium Abstract The application of methods borrowed from cognitive neuroscience to theories inherent to cultural psychology has birthed the field of cultural neuroscience. However, this combination has been more than just a merger; rather, the transaction of ideas has helped to transform both parent fields. Here, we present examples of work at the cutting edge […]

The Biological Underpinnings of Cultural Influence

Symposium Abstract In this symposium, four speakers will present studies investigating the interplay between culture and biology using diverse psychological and biological methodological approaches, such as genetics, neurophysiology, and pharmacological experiment in cross-cultural and migration contexts. Dr. Joni Sasaki will present studies showing how genes (OXTR & DRD4) predispose the susceptibility to socio-cultural priming to […]

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