We focus on Neuroeconomics a.k.a. Decision Neuroscience, a nascent area that is at the intersection between neuroscience and social science disciplines. The broad goal of our research is to understand the cognitive and neurobiological foundation of social decision-making at the mechanistic level. Our work uses neuroscience techniques and models of economic choice to identify neural substrates of complex social behavior, both in healthy and clinical populations. Read more...
Oct 10, 2019
How does the human brain read between the lines? Our latest preprint demonstrates that recovering the unstated meaning in communication involves simulating speaker choices in vmPFC in a rational, automatic, and context-specific manner.
Feb 19, 2019
A new paper on strategic learning in lesion patients by Lusha and Yaomin in collaboration with labs of Drs. Ming Hsu and Robert Knight at Nature Communications. Damage to the basal ganglia produces decision-making deficits, but some parts of social behavior are spared. Our study resolves this puzzle by showing how the brain compensates by invoking computations subserved by other brain regions, specifically the prefrontal cortex.
Dec 6, 2018
Congratulations to Sizhi and Yunlu on a new paper at eLife . In collaboration with Dr. Jie Shi's lab, we show for the first time that preferences in simple economic choices, such as choosing between apples and oranges, do not stay sedentary during sleep but can be modulated via the delivery of covert, reward-associated cues.
May 29, 2017
Lusha has received the research scholarship grant provided by the Organization Department of China.
Yaomin has received President Scholarship from Peking University.
Sep 29, 2016
Multiple postdoctoral associate positions are now available. We are interested in candidates with research background in decision neuroscience or related fields. Extensive experience in TMS and/or tDCS is particularly welcome but not required. The appointment will last for two years and can be extended contingent upon research performance. Salary is highly competitive and will be commensurate with experience and qualification. Benefits for postdocs at Peking University typically also include university housing, kindergarten and primary school for children, etc.
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