2013 International Cultural Neuroscience Consortium Conference Program (May 1012, 2013)

We’re looking forward to the first meeting of ICNC (May 1012, 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