Shihui Han, Peking University; "Self representation in the human brain — The influence of cultural and sensory experiences"

Date and Time

Wednesday, 2 March 2011 - 3:45pm - 5:00pm

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Shihui Han, Peking University
Jordan Hall (Building 420), Room 041
Lecture Abstract: 

Neural plasticity enables the human brain to change its functional architecture through different experiences in order to adapt to environmental pressures. I’ll present our recent brain imaging studies that show evidence that both cultural and sensory experiences shape the neural basis of self-representation in the human brain. I’ll discuss how cultural and sensory experiences influence neural representation of the self in the medial prefrontal cortex differently and the implication of our brain imaging findings for the understanding of self-concept.

Public Access: 
Open to the public
Graduate Student Host: 
Faculty Host: 
Hazel Marcus