Culture and Neuroplasticity

  title={Culture and Neuroplasticity},
  author={Shinobu Kitayama and Jiyoung Park},
The last two decades of research have established substantial cultural variations in cognitive, emotional, and motivational processes along the axis of independent versus interdependent self-construal. It is not clear, however, whether these variations are due to controlled processes such as self-presentation and rule-based behavioral regulation or, alternatively, whether they reflect brain mechanisms that are spontaneously engaged and automatically executed. Here we draw on both behavioral and… Expand

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