5th FPR-UCLA Interdisciplinary Conference
Culture, Mind, and Brain: Emerging Concepts, Methods, Applications
October 19–20, 2012
Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium
University of California
635 Charles E. Young Drive South
Los Angeles, CA 90095
with the support of the International Cultural Neuroscience Consortium (ICNC)
Visit the conference website at http://cmbconference2012.org for more information about program, speakers, abstracts, and online book exhibit.
Katherine Sherwood, Vesalius’ Pump, 2006.
Private Collection of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher San Francisco office.
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.
Confirmed Speakers and Discussants
Carlos D. Bustamante PhD, Department of Genetics, Stanford School of Medicine
John Cacioppo PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Chicago
John Capitanio PhD, Department of Psychology, UC Davis
Edith Chen PhD, Department of Psychology, Northwestern University
Joan Chiao PhD, Department of Psychology, Northwestern University
Steve Cole PhD, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, UCLA
Mirella Dapretto PhD, Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA
Greg Downey PhD, Department of Anthropology, Macquarie University
Clarence Gravlee PhD, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida
Shihui Han PhD, Director, Department of Psychology, Peking University
Steven J. Heine PhD, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia
Douglas Hollan PhD, Department of Anthropology, UCLA
Marco Iacoboni MD, PhD, Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA
Mary Helen Immordino-Yang EdD, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California
Heejung Kim PhD, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, UCSB
Laurence J. Kirmayer MD, Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, McGill University
Shinobu Kitayama PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan
Brandon Kohrt MD, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, George Washington University Medical Center
Robert Lemelson PhD, Departments of Anthropology and Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA
Daniel Lende PhD, Department of Anthropology, University of South Florida
Elizabeth Reynolds Losin, PhD, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, University of Colorado at Boulder
Tanya Luhrmann PhD, Department of Anthropology, Stanford University
Georg Northoff MD, PhD, University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research
John Novembre PhD, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCLA
Denise Park PhD, Center for Vital Longevity, University of Texas (Dallas)
Paul Plotsky PhD, GlaxoSmithKline Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University
Beate Ritz MD, PhD, Department of Epidemiology, UCLA
Carol Ryff PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Stephen Suomi PhD, Section on Comparative Behavioral Genetics, NICHD
Thomas Weisner, PhD, Departments of Anthropology and Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA
Carol Worthman PhD, Department of Anthropology, Emory University