Mar 3, 2021
A new paper on social communication at Science Advances. How do our brain infers the intended meaning of a message? We show for the first time that listener's vmPFC simulates simulates speaker utterance choices in a rational, automatic manner to recover unstated intent in communication.
Dec 3, 2020
Congratulations to Yunlu Yin, a former trainee in the lab, is now going to become a tenure-track assistant professor in the School of Management, Fudan University. Wish him the very best of luck!
Oct 10, 2019
How does the human brain read between the lines? Our new preprint demonstrates that we recover the unstated meaning in communication through simulating speaker choices in vmPFC in a rational, automatic, context-specific manner.
Feb 19, 2019
New paper on strategic learning in lesion patients by Lusha and Yaomin in collaboration with 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.