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Culture and the body: East-west differences in visceral perception.
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PMID:  22309028     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
This research investigated cross-cultural differences in the accuracy of individuals' perceptions of internal visceral states. We conducted 4 studies to test the hypothesis that Asians are less sensitive to internal physiological cues relative to European Americans. Studies 1 and 2 assessed cultural differences in visceral perception via tests of misattributions of arousal: Study 1 involved false heart rate feedback during an emotionally evocative slideshow and examined subsequent self-reported affective changes; Study 2 manipulated apparent physiological arousal and measured its effects on attraction via an immersive virtual environment. Study 3 directly assessed visceral perception using a heartbeat detection task. All 3 studies found Asians to be less viscerally perceptive than European Americans. Study 4 examined one possible cultural mechanism for the observed difference and found evidence for contextual dependency as a mediator of the culture-visceral perception link. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).
Christine Ma-Kellams; Jim Blascovich; Cade McCall
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-6
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Title:  Journal of personality and social psychology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1939-1315     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
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Created Date:  2012-2-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0014171     Medline TA:  J Pers Soc Psychol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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