Summer Institute
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Annual Conference

July 14 - 25, 2014

We invite you to apply to attend the fifth Summer Institute in Cultural Neuroscience at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. SICN is an annual two-week program that provides graduate students as well as faculty with an overview of core topics and recent research developments related to cultural neuroscience in order to prepare them to start their own empirical investigations. Attendees will have an opportunity to develop their own research ideas in cultural neuroscience through interactions with peers and faculty members.

SICN lectures on culture, brain, or both will be delivered by world-renowned scholars. Each scholar will discuss his or her work and place it in a broader scholarly context. Lectures will be followed by small group discussions.

The topics to be covered include:

  • Cultural psychology
  • Culture, self, and brain
  • Culture, aging, and brain
  • Emotion and culture
  • Neuroeconomics and culture
  • Social neuroscience and culture
  • Co-evolution of culture and genes
  • Social class, health, and culture
  • Evolution and culture


Application Form
Deadline: March 15, 2014
Email applications to:

Who Should Attend

Graduate Students, Post-Docs and faculty interested in Culture, Psychology, Neuroscience and related fields.

Participation Fees

Before April 30
Graduate students and post-docs:
After April 30 (before June 15)
Graduate students and post-docs:



Participants will be notified of the status of their application by March 31, and will have until April 30 for early registration, and June 15 for regular registration.

Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs. We do not offer any scholarships or financial assistance to SICN attendees.

Cancellation Policy

For registered participants who are unable to attend, the following cancellation policy applies:

  • 50% refund will be given with written notification of cancellation recieved before June 15, 2014
  • Fees will not be refunded after June 15, 2014