Developmental Cultural Neuroscience: Progress and Prospect

Yang Qu*, Eva H. Telzer

*Corresponding author for this work

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Recent growth in neuroscience research demonstrates that neuroimaging is a valuable tool for examining neurobiological processes in different cultures. However, little attention has been paid to the neurobiological developmental process of such cultural differences. In this chapter, we propose an emerging interdisciplinary field - developmental cultural neuroscience - at the intersection of developmental psychology, cross-cultural psychology, and neuroscience. Developmental cultural neuroscience aims to elucidate how culture affects children's and adolescents' psychological and behavioral adjustment by shaping their brain development. Endeavor in this line of research will not only provide insights into cultural transmission and neuroplasticity, but also set a foundation for future interventions in children's learning and psychological adjustment in different cultures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Handbook of Culture and Biology Interplay
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781119181361
ISBN (Print)9781119181323
StatePublished - Aug 22 2017


  • Brain
  • Culture
  • Development
  • Neuroscience

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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