Culture and Neural Frames of Cognition and Communication

  • Shihui Han
  • Ernst Pöppel

Part of the On Thinking book series (ONTHINKING)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Joan Y. Chiao, Genna M. Bebko
    Pages 19-39
  3. Nicholas O. Rule, Jonathan B. Freeman, Nalini Ambady
    Pages 109-122
  4. Yoshihiro Miyake
    Pages 139-152
  5. Elzbieta Szelag, Henryk Skarzynski, Andrzej Senderski, Monika Lewandowska
    Pages 153-168
  6. Eleonora Rossi, Marleen Schippers, Christian Keysers
    Pages 169-184
  7. Monika S. Schmid
    Pages 185-198
  8. Yue-Jia Luo, Shi-Yue Sun, Xiao-Qin Mai, Ruo-Lei Gu, Hui-Jun Zhang
    Pages 249-285
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 309-314

About this book


Cultural neuroscience combines brain imaging techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging and event-related brain potentials with methods of social and cultural psychology to investigate whether and how cultures influence the neural mechanisms of perception, attention, emotion, social cognition, and other human cognitive processes. The findings of cultural neuroscience studies improve our understanding of the relation between human brain function and sociocultural contexts and help to reframe the “big question” of nature versus nurture. This book is organized so that two chapters provide general views of the relation between biological evolution, cultural evolution and recent cultural neuroscience studies, while other chapters focus on several aspects of human cognition that have been shown to be strongly influenced by sociocultural factors such as self-concept representation, language processes, emotion, time perception, and decision-making. The main goal of this work is to address how thinking actually takes place and how the underlying neural mechanisms are affected by culture and identity.


cognition culture functional brain imaging neuroscience, cultural

Editors and affiliations

  • Shihui Han
    • 1
  • Ernst Pöppel
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. PsychologyPeking UniversityBeijingChina, People's Republic
  2. 2.Human Science CenterLudwig-Maximilians-University MunichMunichGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-15422-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-15423-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1867-4208
  • Series Online ISSN 1867-4216
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