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›› 2012, Vol. 20 ›› Issue (5): 633-640.

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A Cultural Neuroscience Approach to Self-Concept Representation

HAN Shi-Hui;ZHANG Yi-Fan   

  1. Department of Psychology, Peking University, Beijing, 100871 China
  • Received:2012-03-03 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2012-05-15 Published:2012-05-15
  • Contact: HAN Shi-Hui

Abstract: The nature of mental representation of the self has been addressed extensively by philosophers and psychologists. Cross-cultural psychological research has shown evidence for Western/East Asian cultural differences in self-construals. Recent brain imaging studies have explored neural correlates of self-related processing and have found evidence for neural mechanisms of self-representation that are sensitive to cultures. This paper reviews recent brain imaging findings of Western/East Asian cultural differences in neural substrates underlying self-representation in the perceptual and mental domains. The studies using transcultural and cultural priming imaging have led to the development of cultural neuroscience.

Key words: culture, self, brain imaging, cultural neuroscience