Navigation Links
MIT: Culture influences brain function
Date:1/11/2008

sks were easy enough that there were no differences in performance between the two groups.

However, the two groups showed different patterns of brain activation when performing these tasks. Americans, when making relative judgments that are typically harder for them, activated brain regions involved in attention-demanding mental tasks. They showed much less activation of these regions when making the more culturally familiar absolute judgments. East Asians showed the opposite tendency, engaging the brain's attention system more for absolute judgments than for relative judgments.

We were surprised at the magnitude of the difference between the two cultural groups, and also at how widespread the engagement of the brain's attention system became when making judgments outside the cultural comfort zone, says Hedden.

The researchers went on to show that the effect was greater in those individuals who identified more closely with their culture. They used questionnaires of preferences and values in social relations, such as whether an individual is responsible for the failure of a family member, to gauge cultural identification. Within both groups, stronger identification with their respective cultures was associated with a stronger culture-specific pattern of brain-activation.

How do these differences come about" Everyone uses the same attention machinery for more difficult cognitive tasks, but they are trained to use it in different ways, and it's the culture that does the training, Gabrieli says. It's fascinating that the way in which the brain responds to these simple drawings reflects, in a predictable way, how the individual thinks about independent or interdependent social relationships.


'/>"/>

Contact: Elizabeth Thomson
thomson@mit.edu
617-258-5402
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Agriculture experts meet in Beijing to examine impacts of food prices and climate change on farmers
2. Thumb-size microsystem enables cell culture and incubation
3. Emphasizing the precision in precision agriculture
4. Novel 3-D cell culture model shows selective tumor uptake of nanoparticles
5. Social standing influences elephant movement
6. Simulating kernel production influences maize model accuracy
7. Heat stress influences low conception of dairy herds
8. International scientists tackle obstacles to treating brain disorders
9. Why diving marine mammals resist brain damage from low oxygen
10. Biocapture surfaces produced for study of brain chemistry
11. Brain-computer link systems on the brink of breakthrough, study finds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/5/2014)... 2014 Increased emphasis on product quality, ... testing and inspection technologies. The convergence of industries ... range of innovative test solutions. This trend is ... which is generally more inclined towards communication, media ... strategies of test equipment vendors will cater to ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... According to a new market research report ... Control, Intrusion Detection, Parking Management, Under Vehicle Inspection), End ... - Global Forecasts to 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, The ... $25 Billion in 2014 and is expected to reach ... 8.69%. Browse 116 market data Tables and ...
(Date:11/18/2014)... , Nov. 18, 2014  The Secure Identity ... Association today jointly announce the formation of The ... of its Identity and Biometric Entry and ... Framework received official support from BORDERPOL, the international ... improve and provide expertise regarding border security, traveler ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Emerging Technologies Enable Smarter Monitoring of Assets, Push Industrial Testing, Inspection and Monitoring Market 2Emerging Technologies Enable Smarter Monitoring of Assets, Push Industrial Testing, Inspection and Monitoring Market 3Emerging Technologies Enable Smarter Monitoring of Assets, Push Industrial Testing, Inspection and Monitoring Market 4Industrial Security Systems Market Worth $38 Billion by 2020 2Industrial Security Systems Market Worth $38 Billion by 2020 3Identity Management, Document Authentication and Biometric Companies Form "The Airport Entry and Exit Working Group", Releasing the Framework to Help Guide the Department of Homeland Security and Congress Towards Solutions 2Identity Management, Document Authentication and Biometric Companies Form "The Airport Entry and Exit Working Group", Releasing the Framework to Help Guide the Department of Homeland Security and Congress Towards Solutions 3
... Calif.) Carbon dioxide emissions from transportation, energy generation ... change, but they may not be the biggest ones. ... A. Cleveland, that dubious distinction could go to the ... a Planet: The Future of Food and Agriculture," Cleveland ...
... The University of Liverpool has been awarded 4million for a ... of preventing the spread of bacterial, viral and fungal infections. ... design and develop a new generation of surfaces and materials ... There is significant global demand for products that prevent ...
... Risk scores for diseases such as CVD are usually presented ... next ten years. The Heart Age Calculator, http://www.heartage.me , ... an individual,s risk score as their estimated Heart Age to ... Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the world,s biggest ...
Cached Biology News:Book empowers readers to help solve the food crisis 2Book empowers readers to help solve the food crisis 3People who know their 'heart age' make greater improvements to their heart health 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... Island, New York (PRWEB) December 23, 2014 ... and the Long Island Affiliate of ITRA Global, the national ... slow but steady recovery. This is evidenced by the ... the strong stock market. Low energy costs have held ... The only negative is the housing market remaining soft. ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Nashville, Tenn. (PRWEB) December 23, 2014 ... Hill was elected treasurer for the American Society ... to advancing knowledge and research in reproductive medicine. ... fills a seat on the executive board and will ... , Dr. Hill has actively supported ASRM since ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 2014 Pipette.com announces their Holiday ... can submit their #HolidayInTheLab pictures for a chance to ... , For those struggling to think of a holiday ... in the Lab Contest provides the ideal holiday presents. ... to send pictures of their chemistree, holiday sweaters, as ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Texas , Dec. 23, 2014 ... company focused on gynecologic disease, announced today that ... Schuler , Birchview Fund LLC and several Vermillion ... of unregistered shares of Vermillion,s common stock and ... stock in a private placement.  ...
Breaking Biology Technology:ITRA Global Reports Long Island Is Out of Sync With The National Office Market 2ITRA Global Reports Long Island Is Out of Sync With The National Office Market 3Nashville Fertility Center Announces Dr. George A. Hill Selected to Serve as ASRM Treasurer for 2014-15 2Nashville Fertility Center Announces Dr. George A. Hill Selected to Serve as ASRM Treasurer for 2014-15 3Major Pipette Distributor Pipette.com Announces their Holiday in the Lab Contest 2Vermillion Announces Equity Financing of up to $18.9 Million; Suspends ATM Program 2Vermillion Announces Equity Financing of up to $18.9 Million; Suspends ATM Program 3Vermillion Announces Equity Financing of up to $18.9 Million; Suspends ATM Program 4Vermillion Announces Equity Financing of up to $18.9 Million; Suspends ATM Program 5
... given,that Finkelstein Thompson LLP has filed a Class Action ... District of Washington on,behalf of a class (the "Class") ... acquired the common stock of CellCyte Genetics,Corporation ("CellCyte" or ... and January 9, 2008 inclusive (the "Class Period")., ...
... Calif., Feb. 5 DURECT Corporation,(Nasdaq: DRRX ) ... ended December 31, 2007. Total revenues were $6.6 million ... $5.4 million for the same,period in 2006. Net loss ... million, compared to a net loss of $9.8 million ...
... CardioTech,International, Inc. (Amex: CTE ), a developer ... the treatment of cardiovascular and other,diseases, announced today ... financial results before the market opens on Tuesday, ... host a conference call for,investors at 2:30 p.m. ...
Cached Biology Technology:Finkelstein Thompson LLP Announces Filing of Securities Fraud Class Action Against CellCyte Genetics Corporation 2DURECT Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2007 Financial Results 2DURECT Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2007 Financial Results 3DURECT Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2007 Financial Results 4DURECT Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2007 Financial Results 5DURECT Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2007 Financial Results 6DURECT Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2007 Financial Results 7DURECT Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2007 Financial Results 8DURECT Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2007 Financial Results 9CardioTech Announces Conference Call on February 12 at 2:30 PM Eastern for Third Quarter of Fiscal 2008 2
Weinreb Linker...
...
Rabbit polyclonal to M13 Bacteriophage Coat Proteins ( Abpromise for all tested applications)....
Recognizes the 41 and 43 kDa G-proteins present in liver plasma membranes and Gq/11alpha expressed in the Sf9 insect cell expression system. Negative for recombinant G(I)alpha subtypes....
Biology Products: