BUNTING, HANNAHName: Hannah Bunting
Title of Project: 
Cultural Neuroscience of Social Decision Making: a fMRI study in Tokyo
Advisor: Joanna Schug
Honors Department: Psychology

I will be running a series of social mindfulness scenarios for Japanese and American participants while in a fMRI machine, where they’re asked to choose an item from a set where one is unique; and they know that their choices potentially affect others. The purpose is to identify neural differences between subjects that point to the greater cultural differences in cooperative Japanese society and individualist American society.

Hometown: Clifton, Virginia
Hobbies: Baptist Collegiate Ministries, serving the local homeless population with Greater City, & playing ukulele.
Fun Fact: My family’s Hungarian and my grandma’s nokedli is out of this world.

 

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