Culture has a profound and extensive influence on people's behavior, especially the feeling and view of power between people. Traditionally, researchers have used questionnaires, observations, or interviews to study culture and behavior. Although the results of these studies can help understand people's thoughts behind social decisions, there are few references on the physiological level and the level of personal consciousness. With the development of neuroimaging technology in recent years, researchers have begun to explore the neural mechanism of cultural and social interaction in the brain, on the one hand, to identify relevant brain regions related to cultural cognition, on the other hand, to explore the operation of brain networks. However, although neuroimaging has made initial progress in social and cultural issues, there are still many shortcomings in the discussion between neuroimaging and individual cultural values. In view of such problems, this study focused on the cultural value of power over a period of two years to explore the activation and adaptation of brain neurons when people are confronted with objects and situations with different power distances. In the first year of the experiment, we collected cultural value questionnaires and brain responses to social decisions from a sample of 30 adults using "words" as experimental materials. In the second year, following the design pattern of the first year, we took "film" as the experimental material and asked the subjects to experience the environment as much as possible through watching the film. In the second year, 41 subjects participated. During the two-year study, a total of 71 subjects participated in the experiments, and we collected their cultural value questionnaires, structural, functional, and network-based MRI data were collected. From these data, we can understand the correlation between power distance, social interaction, interpersonal decision making and brain activation, and explore the trajectory and change of brain network operation.
|Effective start/end date||2017/01/01 → 2019/06/30|
- cultural Values
- cultural neuroscience
- cognitive adaptability
- brain neuroimaging
- magnetic resonance imaging
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