Cutural Neuroscience


4th Summer Institute in Cultural Neuroscience, Ann Arbor, MI, Directors Shinobu Kitayama and Carolyn Yoon; 15-26 Jul 2013; Deadline 15 Mar

4th Summer Institute in Cultural Neuroscience

July 15 – 26, 2013

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


Application Deadline: March 15, 2013

We invite you to apply to attend the fourth annual Summer Institute in Cultural Neuroscience at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. SICNis 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:

  • Cultural psychology
  • Culture, self, and brain
  • Culture and cognition
  • Culture, aging, and brain
  • Neuroscience methods
  • Epigenetic processes
  • Theory of mind and culture
  • Neuroeconomics and culture
  • Social neuroscience and culture
  • Evolution and culture

Faculty lecturers include:

  • Hazel Markus, Stanford University
  • Richard Nisbett, University of Michigan
  • Shinobu Kitayama, University of Michigan
  • Steve Cole, UCLA
  • Brian Knutson, Stanford University
  • Denise Park, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Joan Chiao, Northwestern University
  • Jason Moser, Michigan State University
  • Chandra Sripada, University of Michigan
  • Israel Liberzon, University of Michigan
  • Emily Falk, University of Michigan
  • Randy Nesse, University of Michigan
  • Kai Vogeley, University of Cologne, German

y Complete applications are due by midnight on March 15. 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 $1,300 for graduate students or post-docs, and $2,000 for faculty. Discounted rates for early registration (by March 31) are $1,100 for graduate students or post-docs, and $1,800 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

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

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