Conference: Culture, Mind, and Brain: Emerging Concepts, Methods, Applications
A conference on "Culture, Mind, and Brain: Emerging Concepts, Methods, Applications" at UCLA, October 19–20, 2012
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 http://med.stanford.edu/profiles/Carlos_Bustamante PhD, Department of Genetics, Stanford School of Medicine John Cacioppo http://psychology.uchicago.edu/people/faculty/cacioppo/index.shtml PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Chicago John Capitanio http://psychology.ucdavis.edu/faculty/Capitanio PhD, Department of Psychology, UC Davis Edith Chen http://www.psych.ubc.ca/faculty/profile/index.psy?fullname=Chen,%20Edith&area=Health&designation=core&keyword PhD, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia Joan Chiao http://www.wcas.northwestern.edu/psych/people/faculty/faculty_individual_pages/chiao.htm PhD, Department of Psychology, Northwestern University Steve Cole http://people.healthsciences.ucla.edu/institution/personnel?personnel_id=45359 PhD, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, UCLA Mirella Dapretto http://people.healthsciences.ucla.edu/institution/personnel?personnel_id=46838 PhD, Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA Greg Downey http://www.mq.edu.au/about_us/faculties_and_departments/faculty_of_arts/department_of_anthropology/staff/academic_staff-greg_downey PhD, Department of Anthropology, Macquarie University Clarence Gravlee http://www.gravlee.org/ PhD, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida Steven J. Heine http://www2.psych.ubc.ca/~heine/ PhD, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia Douglas Hollan http://www.anthro.ucla.edu/people/faculty?lid=340 PhD, Department of Anthropology, UCLA Marco Iacoboni http://iacoboni.bmap.ucla.edu/ MD, PhD, Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA Mary Helen Immordino-Yang http://rossier.usc.edu/faculty/mary_helen_immordinoyang.html EdD, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California Heejung Kim http://www.psych.ucsb.edu/people/faculty/kim/ PhD, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, UCSB Laurence J. Kirmayer http://www.mcgill.ca/trauma-globalhealth/people/canada/kirmayer/ MD, Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, McGill University Shinobu Kitayama http://sitemaker.umich.edu/shinobu.kitayama/home PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan Brandon Kohrt http://www.gwupsychiatry.org/training_residents.html MD, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, George Washington University Medical Center Robert Lemelson http://www.thefpr.org/about/founders.php PhD, Departments of Anthropology and Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA Daniel Lende http://anthropology.usf.edu/faculty/dlende PhD, Department of Anthropology, University of South Florida Tanya Luhrmann https://stanford.edu/dept/anthropology/cgi-bin/web/?q=node/105 PhD, Department of Anthropology, Stanford University Georg Northoff http://www.imhr.ca/research/northofflab/Staff_.cfm> MD, PhD, University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research John Novembre http://www.eeb.ucla.edu/Faculty/Novembre/ PhD, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCLA Denise Park http://vitallongevity.utdallas.edu/people/center-faculty/park-fac.html PhD, Center for Vital Longevity, University of Texas (Dallas) Beate Ritz http://www.ph.ucla.edu/epi/faculty/britz/ritz.html MD, PhD, Department of Epidemiology, UCLA Carol Ryff http://glial.psych.wisc.edu/index.php/psychsplashfacstaff/120 PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Stephen Suomi http://www.nichd.nih.gov/about/staff/bio.cfm?nih_id=0010152932 PhD, Section on Comparative Behavioral Genetics, NICHD Carol Worthman http://www.anthropology.emory.edu/CHB/index.html PhD, Department of Anthropology, Emory University