Culture and Social Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory

School of Psychological and Cognitive Sciences, Peking University

Understanding Self and Others in Sociocultural Contexts

---- Studies of Social Cognitive Neuroscience

December 3-4 , 2010

Department of Psychology, Peking University

Funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China and Peking University


Friday, December 3

8:50-9:00Opening welcome: Shihui Han, Department of Psychology, Peking University
9:00-9:50Bruce Wexler, Yale University
"The neurobiological substrate for sociocultural influences on mind and brain: An evolutionary perspective"
9:50-10:20Coffee/Tea break
10:20-11:10Andreas Roepstorff, University of Aarhus, Denmark
“Enculturing brains through patterned practices”
11:10-12:00Georg Northoff, University of Ottawa
“What is the self? Empirical and conceptual considerations”
12:00-13:30Lunch time
13:30-14:20Shinobu Kitayama, University of Michigan
“Culture, Self, and Dissonance: Neural Mechanisms of Choice Justification”
14:20-15:10Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, University of Southern California
“Me, myself and you: The psychology and neuroscience of admiration and compassion across cultures”
15:10-15:30Coffee/Tea break
15:30-16:20 Bill Kelley, Dartmouth College
“Representation of self and avatars: Novel insights from online digital environments”
16:20-17:10Yina Ma, Peking University
“Socioculturally patterned neural activity underlying self-reflective thinking”

Saturday, December 4

9:00-9:50Joan Chiao, Northwestern University
“Cultural neuroscience: Dialogues between cultural psychology and neuroscience”
9:50 -10:20Coffee/Tea break
10:20-11:10Kai Vogeley, University of Cologne
“Neural mechanisms of nonverbal communication”
11:10-12:00Tatia Lee, University of Hong Kong
"Neural basis of deception"
12:00-14:00Lunch time
14:00-14:50Simone Shamay-Tsoory, University of Haifa
"Empathy and intergroup relations: the neural mechanisms of ingroup empathy bias"
14:50-15:40Moritz de Greck, Peking University
"Transcultural differences in brain activity during intentional empathy"
15:40-16:10Coffee/Tea break
16:10-17:00 Shihui Han, Peking University
"How to reduce race bias in empathy for pain? An electrophysiological investigation"


Group Photo [Fullsize]

Bruce Wexler, Yale University [Fullsize]

Andreas Roepstorff, University of Aarhus, Denmark [Fullsize]

Georg Northoff, University of Ottawa [Fullsize]

Shinobu Kitayama, University of Michigan [Fullsize]

Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, University of Southern California [Fullsize]

Bill Kelley, Dartmouth College [Fullsize]

Yina Ma, Peking University [Fullsize]

Joan Chiao, Northwestern University [Fullsize]

Kai Vogeley, University of Clone [Fullsize]

Tatia Lee, University of Hong Kong [Fullsize]

Simone Shamay-Tsoory, University of Haifa [Fullsize]

Moritz de Greck, Peking University [Fullsize]

Shihui Han, Peking University [Fullsize]