Cross-Cutting Theme Program
Cultural Neuroscience: Connecting Culture, Brain, and Genes
Saturday, May 25, 2013,
2:35 PM - 3:05 PM
Cultural beliefs and practices may influence brain mechanisms through plastic modification of neural connectivity, gene expression, and gene selection. By connecting culture, brain, and genes, this hypothesis has the potential of overcoming the traditional nature-nurture dichotomy. I will summarize available evidence for this emerging field and suggest promising future directions.
This is part of the Biological Bases of Social Behavior Theme Program.