2013 International Cultural Neuroscience Consortium Conference Program (May 10–12, 2013)

We’re looking forward to the first meeting of ICNC (May 10–12, 2013) at Northwestern. Speakers include two CBDMH affiliated faculty – Xavier Cagigas and Mary-Helen Immordino-Yang of the Culture, Neuroscience and Psychosis) research group. For more information about the conference visit culturalneuroscience.org

Tentative Program

May 10-12, 2013

Day 1 – May 10, 2013

Population health disparities and global mental health

    • Dr. Pamela Collins, NIMH Office on Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health
    • Prof. Joanna Asia Maselko, Duke University
    • Prof. Lawrence Yang, Columbia University
    • Prof. Kevin Wu, National Taiwan University

Welcome Reception and Poster Session

Day 2 – May 11, 2013

Methodological issues in cultural neuroscience

    • Prof. Malcolm Dow, Northwestern University
    • Prof. Todd Parrish, Northwestern University
    • Prof. Xavier Cagigas, UCLA
    • Prof. George Northoff, University of Ottowa
    • Prof. Jack van Honk and Dan Stein, University of Cape Town

Coffee Break

Cultural neuroscience of emotion

    • Prof. Shinobu Kitayama, University of Michigan
    • Prof. Mary-Helen Immordino-Yang, University of Southern California
    • Prof. Michio Nomura, Kyoto University
    • Prof. Tetsuya Iidaka, Nagoya University


Cultural neuroscience of cognition

    • Prof. Chuansheng Chen, University of California, Irvine
    • Prof. Angela Gutchess, Brandeis University
    • Prof. Steven Demorest, University of Washington
    • Prof. Judy Illes, University of British Columbia

Coffee Break

Cultural neuroscience of social cognition

    • Prof. Shihui Han, Peking University
    • Prof. Ying-yi Hong, Nanyang Technological University
    • Prof. Eva Telzer, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    • Prof. Beatrice de Gelder, Tilburg University



Day 3 – May 12, 2013

Cultural neuroscience of intergroup processes

    • Prof. Lasana Harris, Duke University
    • Dr. Bobby Cheon, Nanyang Technological University
    • Dr. Elizabeth Losin, University of Colorado Boulder
    • Prof. George Christopoulos, Nanyang Technological University

Coffee Break

Culture and genetics

    • Prof. Heejung Kim, University of California, Santa Barbara
    • Prof. Joni Sasaki, York University
    • Prof. Jamie Morris, University of Virginia
    • Prof. Turhan Canli, SUNY Stony Brook


NIH Funding Opportunities in Culture and Health

    • Dr. Bill Elwood (NIH Oppnet) and Dr. Pamela Collins (NIH Office of Disparities and Global Mental Health)

Coffee Break

Workshop Groups and Closing Remarks