Culture and Cognition

Human cognition develops in a cultural context, and cultural processes may have an influence on the human's cognitive functioning. Existing evidence suggests that there are some cultural differences in cognitive accessibility, cognitive strategies implemented on a given problem, or familiarity with a particular domain. In our lab, we investigate the cultural variation in cognitive processes. We specifically focus on the cultural variation in memory and attentional processes.

If you are interested in learning more about our research on culture and cognition, here are some relevant references:

Millar, P., Uzundag B., Gutchess, A., Boduroglu, A., & Sekuler, R. (2013, November). Cultural differences in flanker task interference. Poster session presented at Psychonomics, Ontario, Canada.

Arslan, B & Boduroglu, A. (2013). Effects of cultural self-construal priming on event segmentation of autobiographical narratives. Poster session presented at the Social Perspectives on Autobiographical Memory Conference, Aarhus, Denmark.

Gutchess, A. H., Schwartz, A. J., & Boduroglu, A.(2011). The influence of culture on memory. Proceedings of the International Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction, Lectures Notes in Computer Science, Springer.

Boduroğlu, A., Shah, P. & Nisbett, R. (2009). Cultural differences in allocation of attention in visual information processing. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 40(3), 349-360.

Boduroğlu, A., Yoon, C., Luo T., & Park, C.D (2006). Stereotypes about young and old adults: A comparison of Chinese and American Cultures. Gerontology, 52(5), 324-333.

Gutchess, A.H., Welsh, R.C., Boduroğlu, A., & Park, D.C. (2006). Cultural differences in neural function associated with object processing. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 6(2), 102-109.