Culture Sculpts Neural Response To Visual Stimuli, New Research Indicates

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Some interesting news from the neuroscientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign... apparently, as many have long believed, 'culture' clearly modifies even the adult brain. Of course the possible ways in which we are altered by our environment are nearly limitless -- if culture alters our visual perception at such fundamental levels then what about emotion or memory, or the very nature of consciousness.


From ScienceDaily: Culture Sculpts Neural Response To Visual Stimuli, New Research Indicates:

Science Daily -- Researchers in Illinois and Singapore have found that the aging brain reflects cultural differences in the way that it processes visual information. This study appears in the journal Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience. This paper and another published by the same group in 2006 are the first to demonstrate that culture can alter the brain's perceptive mechanisms.

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