The Oxford Handbook of Cultural Neuroscience

Hardcover | January 14, 2016

EditorJoan Chiao, Shu-Chen Li, Rebecca Seligman

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This Handbook examines disparities in public health by highlighting recent theoretical and methodological advances in cultural neuroscience. It traces the interactions of cultural, biological, and environmental factors that create adverse physical and mental health conditions amongpopulations, and investigates how the policies of cultural and governmental institutions influence such outcomes. In addition to providing an overview of the current research, chapters demonstrate how a cultural neuroscience approach to the study of the mind, brain, and behavior can help stabilizethe quality of health of societies at large. The volume will appeal especially to graduate students and professional scholars working in psychology and population genetics.The Oxford Handbook of Cultural Neuroscience represents the first collection of scholarly contributions from the International Cultural Neuroscience Consortium (ICNC), an interdisciplinary group of scholars from epidemiology, anthropology, psychology, neuroscience, genetics, and psychiatry dedicatedto advancing an understanding of culture and health using theory and methods from cultural neuroscience. The Handbook is intended to introduce future generations of scholars to foundations in cultural neuroscience, and to equip them to address the grand challenges in global mental health in thetwenty-first century.

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This Handbook examines disparities in public health by highlighting recent theoretical and methodological advances in cultural neuroscience. It traces the interactions of cultural, biological, and environmental factors that create adverse physical and mental health conditions amongpopulations, and investigates how the policies of cultu...

Joan Y. Chiao is Director of the International Cultural Neuroscience Consortium, an international, interdisciplinary organization dedicated to advancing theory and methods in cultural neuroscience to address issues in culture and health. Shu-Chen Li is a professor at Technische Universitat Dresden in Germany, and holds the Chair for Li...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:January 14, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionPart I. Conceptual and Methodological Issues in Cultural Neuroscience1. Rebecca Seligman, Suparna Choudhury, and Laurence J. Kirmayer: Locating Culture in the Brain and in the World: From Social Categories to the Ecology of Mind2. George Northoff: Coding and Culture: Why Is There Enculturation of Brain? Cultural Neuroscience and Neurophilosophy3. Greg Downey: Sensory Enculturation and Neuroanthropology: The Case of Human Echolocation4. Charles Whitehead: Health, Development, and the Culture-Ready Brain5. George I. Christopoulos and Phillipe N. Tobler: Culture as a Response to Uncertainty: Foundations of Computational Cultural NeurosciencePart II. Cultural Neuroscience of Emotion6. Tetsuya Iidaka and Tokiko Harada: Cultural Values Modulate Emotional Processing in Human Amygdala7. Michio Nomura: Genes, Brain, and Culture Through a 5-HTT Lens8. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang: Embodied Brains, Social Minds: Toward a Cultural Neuroscience of Social Emotion9. Dan J. Stein Joan Y. Chiao and Jack van Honk: Cultural Neuroscience in South Africa: Promises and PitfallsPart III. Cultural Neuroscience of Cognition10. Angela Gutchess and Sarah Huff: Cross-Cultural Differences in Memory11. Shaun Stevenson, Lindsey Bruce, Emily Dwosh, B. Lynn Beattie, and Judy Illes: When Culture Informs Neuroscience: Considerations for Community-Based Neurogenetics Research and Clinical Care in a First Nation Community With Early Onset Familial Alzheimer Disease12. Steven M. Demorest and Steven J. Morrison: Quantifying Culture: The Cultural Distance Hypothesis of Melodic ExpectancyPart IV. Cultural Neuroscience of Social Cognition13. Shihui Han and Yina Ma: Cultural Neuroscience Studies of the Self-Reflection14. Eva H. Telzer, Andrew J. Fuligni, and Adriana Galvin: Identifying a Cultural Resource: Neural Mechanisms Underlying Familial Influence on Adolescent Risk Taking15. Beatrice de Gelder and Elisabeth M.J. In't Veld: Cultural Differences in Emotional Expressions and Body LanguagePart V. Cultural Neuroscience of Intergroup Processes16. Lasana T. Harris, Beatrice H. Capestany, and Jingzhi Tan: How Next-Generation Neuroscience Technologies Can Facilitate Comparison Across Cultural Contexts and Species: Implications for Global Health17. Bobby K. Cheon and Ying-yi Hong: The Cultural Neuroscience of Intergroup Bias18. Joan Y. Chiao and Vani A. Mathur: Cultural Neuroscience of Pain and EmpathyPart VI. Culture and Genetics19. Joni Y. Sasaki, Jessica LeClair, Alexandria L. West, and Heejung S. Kim: The Gene-Culture Interaction Framework and Implications for Health20. Jessica J. Connelly and James P. Morris: Epigenetics of Social Behavior21. Chuansheng Chen, Robert K. Moyzis, Xuemei Lei, Chunhui Chen, and Qi Dong: The Encultured Genome: Molecular Evidence for Recent Divergent Evolution in Human Neurotransmitter GenesPart VII. Linking Population Health Disparities and Cultural Neuroscience22. Lawrence H. Yang and Jessica M. Benson: The Role of Culture in Population Mental Health: Prevalence of Mental Disorders Among Asian and Asian American Populations23. Joanna Maselko: Culture, Genes, and Socioemotional Neurodevelopment: Searching for Clues to Common Mental DisordersConclusionIndex