Computational Cultural Neuroscience: Implications for Augmented Cognition

  • Joan Y. Chiao
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6780)


From perceiving objects in space to recognizing emotions at a distance, culture affects how people think, feel, reason as well as the neurobiological mechanisms underlying these processes. Here I review recent evidence from cultural neuroscience, introduce the notion of computational cultural neuroscience – the development of computational and formal models of how culture affects neurobiological mechanisms and vice versa – and finally, discuss the implications of computational cultural neuroscience for research in augmented cognition.


cultural neuroscience computational cultural neuroscience augmented cognition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joan Y. Chiao
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

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