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We study neuroeconomics (aka decision neuroscience), a nascent area that is at the interaction between neuroscience and social science disciplines. The broad goal of our research is to understand the neural and cognitive processes that give rise to motivation, strategies, and beliefs in social decision-making. We use neuroscience techniques and models of economic choice to identify neural substrates of complex social behavior, both in adults and adolescents, in healthy and clinical populations.  Read more...



Feb 17, 2023

Check out our new paperby Drs. Yaomin Jiang and Qingtian Mi, on why and how the human brain biases the integration of information passing through social networks in Nature Neuroscience.


Yaomin now joins Max Planck Institute for Human Development as a postdoc researcher, working on human-AI interaction on social networks. Wish him the very best of luck!  

Dec 1, 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Cong Wang on a very successful defense of her doctoral dissertation on the neural and cognitive development of pragmatic reasoning in adolescents. 

July 14, 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Qingtian Mi, who is awarded the 2022 Special Grant (pre-station) of the Chinese Postdoctoral Science Fund, a competitive grant for postdoctoral researchers nationwide. 

May 22, 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Yaomin Jiang on a successful defense of his doctoral dissertation. 

Apr 20, 2022

In a recent review on WIREs Cog. Sci., we discussed neurocomputation of strategic behavior, highlighting 2 important research questions: (i) How does the brain exploit past experience to learn to behave strategically, and (ii) how does the brain decide what to do in novel strategic situations in the absence of direct experience?

Mar 27, 2022

A new preprint by Yaomin, Qingtian, and Lusha is now online! It offers a computationally-tractable and neurobiologically-plausible account for how the brain aggregates entangled information circulating among interconnected peers.

Nov 25, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Qingtian Mi on a successful defense of his doctoral dissertation! Dr. Mi was also awarded the top prize for excellent PhD work by Peking University.    

Aug 5, 2021

Lusha joins the editorial board of PLoS Computational Biology as an Associate Editor. Look forward to working with the reputed journal and contributing to the community. 

Mar 3, 2021

A new paper by Qingtian Mi and Cong Wang, in collaboration with Colin Camerer, now at Science Advances, demonstrating a neural generative process, subserved by the frontal-striatal circuit, that underlies our ability to read between the lines.

Interested in participating our experiments?

We regularly recruit healthy adults and/or adolescents to participate in various kinds of decision-making experiments. Please follow us on weChat for the latest information about our studies. 

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