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The Sociocultural Brain: A Cultural Neuroscience Approach to Human Nature

Shihui Han


Is the human brain shaped by our sociocultural experiences, and if so, how? What are the neural correlates of cultural diversity of human behavior? Do genes interact with sociocultural experiences to moderate human brain functional organization and behavior? The Sociocultural Brain examines the relationship between human sociocultural experience and brain functional organization. It introduces brain imaging studies that identify neural correlates of culturally familiar gesture, music, brand, and more. It reviews cultural neuroscience findings of cross-cultural differences in human brain activi ... More

Keywords: Behavior, Brain, cognition, culture, cultural neuroscience, gene, neural plasticity, neuroimaging

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198743194
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743194.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shihui Han, author
Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology, Peking University, People's Republic of China