5th FPR-UCLA Interdisciplinary Conference—Culture, Mind, and Brain: Emerging Concepts, Methods, Applications

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5th FPR-UCLA Interdisciplinary Conference
Culture, Mind, and Brain: Emerging Concepts, Methods, Applications
October 19-20, 2012
with the support of the International Cultural Neuroscience Consortium (ICNC)

Many lines of research on culture, mind, and brain can no longer be neatly separated. Some questions run together, thanks to our growing understanding of the genome, the biological roots of human sociality, and the mutual constitution of cultures and selves, as well as the complex interactions between the physical, cultural, and social environments underlying health and illness.

The aim of this 2-day conference is to highlight emerging concepts, methodologies and applications in the study of culture, mind, and brain, with particular attention to: (1) cutting-edge neuroscience research that is successfully incorporating culture and the social world; (2) the context in which methods are used as well as the tacit assumptions that shape research questions; and (3) the kinds and quality of collaborations that can advance interdisciplinary research training.

The conference is designed to appeal to a wide academic audience of biologists, neuroscientists, psychologists, anthropologists, sociologists, epidemiologists, and those in related fields interested in learning about cutting-edge interdisciplinary research at the intersection of culture, mind, and brain.

REGISTRATION: EARLY Registration fees (lower cost) END on August 20, 2012
LATE Registration fees (higher cost) begin on August 21, 2012

Take advantage of the lower cost EARLY Registration fees and REGISTER NOW for the Culture, Mind, and Brain conference:

** International registration: Please submit your registration payment form by FAX to UCLA Central Ticket Office: (310) 206-7540

Please Note:
We are approaching the auditorium capacity. IF we cannot get a larger auditorium, those who register after we have reached room capacity may be participating in the conference on a real-time, two-way live simulcast in an adjacent room. We will notify the affected registrants should this be confirmed.

Some of our talks:
The weirdest people in the world: The inductive challenge for the behavioral Sciences (Steven Heine, University of British Columbia)
Social regulation of gene expression (Steve Cole, UCLA)
Socioeconomic status and childhood asthma: Psychobiological approaches (Edith Chen, University of British Columbia)
Behavioral, biological, and epigenetic consequences of different early social experiences in primates (Stephen Suomi, NICHD)
Social and individual factors, separately and in interaction, affect gene expression in immunodeficient rhesus monkeys (John Capitanio, UC Davis)
Social isolation (John Cacioppo, University of Chicago; Steve Cole, UCLA)
Insights from rare variant genetic diversity in human populations (John Novembre, UCLA)
Gene-culture interactions: The role of oxytocin receptor polymorphism in socio-emotional processes in different cultures (Heejung Kim, UC Santa Barbara)
Cultural neuroscience: Progress and future directions (Joan Chiao, Northwestern University)
Varieties of Resilience in MIDUS (Carol Ryff, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Culture wires the brain: A cognitive neuroscience perspective (Denise Park, University of Texas, Dallas)
Understanding the self: A cultural neuroscience approach (Georg Northoff, University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research)
Knowing God: How culture and brain both shape religious experience (Tanya Luhrmann, Stanford University)
Self interest: A perspective of cultural neuroscience (Shinobu Kitayama, University of Michigan)
FILM: Ngaben: Emotion and Restraint in a Balinese Heart (Robert Lemelson, FPR, UCLA)



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