2nd Summer Institute in Cultural Neuroscience

Center for Culture, Mind, and the Brain
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

July 18-29, 2011



Shinobu Kitayama (kitayama@umich.edu)
Carolyn Yoon (yoonc@umich.edu)

Application Deadline:  March 15, 2011

We invite you to apply to attend the second annual Summer Institute in Cultural Neuroscience at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. SICN is a two-week program that provides graduate students as well as faculty with an overview of core topics and recent research developments related to cultural neuroscience in order to prepare them to start their own empirical investigations. Attendees will have an opportunity to develop their own research ideas in cultural neuroscience through interactions with peers and faculty members.
SICN lectures on culture, brain, or both will be delivered by world-renowned scholars. Each scholar will discuss his or her work and place it in a broader scholarly context. Lectures will be followed by small group discussions.

The topics to be covered include:
‚Ä¢       Cultural psychology
‚Ä¢       Culture, self, and brain
‚Ä¢       Culture, cognition, and brain
‚Ä¢       Neuroeconomics and culture
‚Ä¢       Decision neuroscience and culture
‚Ä¢       Co-evolution of culture and genes
‚Ä¢       Stereotyping, racial bias, and brain processes
‚Ä¢       New approaches to culture and personality

Faculty lecturers include:

Joan Chiao, Northwestern University
Steve Cole, UCLA
Joe Kable, University of Pennyslvania
Douglas Kenrick, Arizona State University
Shinobu Kitayama, University of Michigan
Jason Moser, Michigan State University
Richard Nisbett, University of Michigan
Daphna Oyserman, University of Michigan
Thad Polk, University of Michigan
Denise Park, University of Texas at Dallas

Complete applications are due by midnight on March 1.  You will be notified of the status of your application by March 31, and will have until April 30 for early registration, and June 15 for regular registration.

Participation fees are $1,200 for graduate students or post-docs, and $1,900 for faculty.  Discounted rates for early registration (by March 31) are $1,000 for graduate students or post-docs, and $1,700 for faculty.

Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs. We do not offer any scholarships or financial assistance.

For application forms and information, go to http://culturalneuroscience.isr.umich.edu/home.htm
or contact:

Natalie Dushane
Center for Culture, Mind, and the Brain
University of Michigan
426 Thompson Street, 5241 ISR
Ann Arbor, MI  48106-1248
(734) 764-4112

Email: nadushan@isr.umich.edu

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