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The Sociocultural BrainA Cultural Neuroscience Approach to Human Nature$
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Shihui Han

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198743194

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743194.001.0001

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Cultural priming on cognition and underlying brain activity

Cultural priming on cognition and underlying brain activity

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(p.134) Chapter 6 Cultural priming on cognition and underlying brain activity
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The Sociocultural Brain
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Shihui Han

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743194.003.0006

Chapter 6 examines the effects of cultural priming on cognition and brain activity by reviewing brain imaging evidence that temporary shifts of cultural knowledge systems toward independence or interdependence can significantly modulated brain activities involved in pain-related sensory processing, visual perception, self-face recognition and self-reflection, monetary reward, empathy, and a resting state. These findings provide evidence for a causal relationship between cultural belief/value and functional organization of the human brain. The findings further suggest that functional brain activity is constrained by both the sustained cultural frameworks formulated during long-term cultural experiences and the transient cultural frameworks induced by short-term exposure to cultural values.

Keywords:   Cultural priming, pain, resting-state activity, reward, self-construal priming

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