We focus on Decision Neuroscience (a.k.a. neuroeconomics), a nascent area that is at the intersection between neuroscience and social science disciplines. The broad goal of our research is to understand how the brain makes decisions, particularly complex, goal-directed decisions in social contexts. Our work uses neuroscience techniques and models of behavior to understand human motives, inferences, and strategies, in adults and in children, in healthy and clinical populations. Read more...



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. "This is an ambitious and creative work addressing an important and consequential set of empirical questions..." a quote from an anonymous reviewer of Yaomin's work.  

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.

Dec 3, 2020

Congratulations to Yunlu, a lab alumnus, who is now going to become an assistant professor at the School of Management, Fudan University. Wish him the very best of luck!      

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.