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Title: Cultural attachment : from behavior to computational neuroscience
Authors: Yap, Wei-Jie
Cheon, Bobby
Hong, Ying-yi
Christopoulos, George I.
Keywords: Business::General
Cultural Attachment
Issue Date: 2019
Source: Yap, W.-J., Cheon, B., Hong, Y., & Christopoulos, G. I. (2019). Cultural Attachment: From Behavior to Computational Neuroscience. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 13, 209-. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2019.00209
Series/Report no.: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
Abstract: Cultural attachment (CA) refers to processes that allow culture and its symbols to provide psychological security when facing threat. Epistemologically, whereas we currently have an adequate predictivist model of CA, it is necessary to prepare for a mechanistic approach that will not only predict, but also explain CA phenomena. Toward that direction, we here first examine the concepts and mechanisms that are the building blocks of both the prototypical maternal attachment as well as CA. Based on existing robust neuroscience models we associate these concepts and mechanisms with bona fide neurobiological functions to advance an integrative neurobiological model of CA. We further discuss the unresolved relationship of CA to other similar socio-cognitive concepts such as familiarity. Overall aim of the paper is to highlight the importance of integrating CA theory to computational approaches to culture and evolution (such as predictive processing computations explaining niche construction), as this will allow a dynamic interpretation of cultural processes.
DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2019.00209
Schools: Nanyang Business School 
School of Social Sciences 
Organisations: Culture Science Institute
Decision, Environmental and Organizational Neuroscience Lab
Rights: © 2019 Yap, Cheon, Hong and Christopoulos. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
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