- Oxford Library of Psychology
- The Oxford Handbook of Cultural Neuroscience
- Oxford Library of Psychology
- About The Editors
- Locating Culture in the Brain and in the World: From Social Categories to the Ecology of Mind
- Cultural Neuroscience and Neurophilosophy: Does the Neural Code Allow for the Brain’s Enculturation?
- Sensory Enculturation and Neuroanthropology: The Case of Human Echolocation
- Health, Development, and the Culture-Ready Brain
- Culture as a Response to Uncertainty: Foundations of Computational Cultural Neuroscience
- Cultural Values Modulate Emotional Processing in Human Amygdala
- Genes, Brain, and Culture Through a 5-HTT Lens
- Embodied Brains, Social Minds: Toward a Cultural Neuroscience of Social Emotion
- Cultural Neuroscience in South Africa: Promises and Pitfalls
- Cross-Cultural Differences in Memory
- When Culture Informs Neuroscience: Considerations for Community-Based Neurogenetics Research and Clinical Care in a First Nation Community With Early Onset Familial Alzheimer Disease
- Quantifying Culture: The Cultural Distance Hypothesis of Melodic Expectancy
- Cultural Neuroscience Studies of the Self-Reflection
- Identifying a Cultural Resource: Neural Mechanisms Underlying Familial Influence on Adolescent Risk Taking
- Cultural Differences in Emotional Expressions and Body Language
- How Next-Generation Neuroscience Technologies Can Facilitate Comparison Across Cultural Contexts and Species: Implications for Global Health
- The Cultural Neuroscience of Intergroup Bias
- Cultural Neuroscience of Pain and Empathy
- The Gene–Culture Interaction Framework and Implications for Health
- Epigenetics and Social Behavior
- The Encultured Genome: Molecular Evidence for Recent Divergent Evolution in Human Neurotransmitter Genes
- The Role of Culture in Population Mental Health: Prevalence of Mental Disorders Among Asian and Asian American Populations
- Culture, Genes, and Socioemotional Neurodevelopment: Searching for Clues to Common Mental Disorders
- Conclusion—<i>Oxford Handbook of Cultural Neuroscience</i>
Abstract and Keywords
The meaningful consideration of cultural practices, values, and beliefs is recognized as a significant factor for the effective translation of innovation in neuroscience to clinical practice. Given increasing attention to the cultural diversity of society and the immense investment in the biomedical sciences, it is essential to study how potential discoveries in neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer disease, are perceived and utilized across cultures. Key questions about culture interact with issues surrounding the acceptance of disease-related cognitive decline and personality changes, possibilities for predicting disease, and methods of intervention. The unique circumstances described in this chapter highlight the complexities of cultural considerations in research and the significance of cultural neuroscience as an emerging field.
Shaun Stevenson National Core for Neuroethics University of British Columbia Vancouver, British Columbia
Lindsey Bruce National Core for Neuroethics University of British Columbia Vancouver, British Columbia
Emily Dwosh National Core for Neuroethics University of British Columbia Vancouver, British Columbia
B. Lynn Beattie Department of Medicine National Core for Neuroethics University of British Columbia Vancouver, British Columbia
Judy Illes is the Canada Research Chair in Neuroethics and Professor of Neurology at the University of British Columbia, Canada. She also holds academic appointments as Adjunct Professor in the School of Population and Public Health, School of Journalism, and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. She is a co-founder and Executive Committee Member of the Neuroethics Society, a member of the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, and is past Chair of the Committee on Women in World Neuroscience of the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO).
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