Unlocking Social Potential Through Cultural Understanding

Welcome to NeuroCulture™ – the intersection of neuroscience and culture.

Focusing on neuroculture helps us understand and bridge the gap between the neurobiological processes of the brain and the cultural experiences that shape our thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. I believe that by studying the interaction between the brain and culture, we can gain a deeper understanding of human behavior and improve the well-being of individuals and communities around the world.

I offer a wide range of resources and services for individuals, organizations, and researchers interested in neuroculture. My website resources that delve into topics such as cross-cultural neuroimaging, learning and leadership, and cultural exposure, and the impact of culture on thinking, working, and existing in the world we live in. I also provide training and consulting services for organizations looking to improve their cultural competency and understanding of neurodiversity.

Meet Courtney Plotts

Courtney Plotts, Ph.D. is an expert on neuroculture and social potential.

I help organizations understand the complex relationship between the brain and culture.

I believe that by exploring the connection between neuroscience and culture, we can foster greater empathy and understanding between people of different backgrounds and promote a more inclusive and equitable world.

Join me on this journey of discovery and let’s work together to unlock the full potential of our collective neuroculture.

Explore this website, learn more about the research and services, and join the conversation on neuroculture today.

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Nueroculture can identify activated parts of the brain when they are exposed to different cultural symbols or artifacts, such as art, music, or rituals. By comparing the brain activity of people from different cultural backgrounds, researchers can gain insight into how culture shapes the way we think and process information.

Did You Know?


Neuroculture includes people's perception of the world is shaped by their cultural background. For example, a study could look at how people from different cultures perceive and process facial expressions, or how people from different cultures respond to different types of natural environments.


People respond to cultural changes differently. Neuroculture explores how people respond to changes in their cultural environment. For example, how immigrants or refugees respond to a new culture, or how people respond to acculturation, and how those responses are related to well-being.


Researchers might use neurocultural methods to study how people assign meaning to different cultural practices, such as religious rituals or traditional healing practices. They might also explore how people understand and interpret different forms of cultural expression, such as literature, music, or film.


Neurocultural studies can also be used to explore how people cope with cultural changes and how they can cognitively or social intervene to find safety. For example, how people can adapt to changing cultural norms by developing new strategies for communication or by seeking out social support.

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