School of Psychological and Cognitive Sciences
PKU-Tsinghua Center for Life Sciences
IDG/McGovern Institute for Brain Research
Peking University, China
My research interests focus on human learning, particularly those related to reinforcement learning. My current research project aims at understanding information-seeking on social networks from a learning perspective. I have bachelor’s degrees in Astrophysics and Psychology from Peking University.
My research interests focus on cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying social learning in humans. In my current project, I aim at understanding how complex social relationships are represented in the brain and integrated with other social information to guide learning. To this end, my project brings together strands of behavioral economics, functional neuroimaging, and social network experiments in lab settings. I have bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Psychology from Peking University.
My PhD work focuses on human communication, and, more broadly, how individuals coordinate with one another to achieve mutual goals. Some of my projects adopt a developmental perspective and ask how humans acquire this key social ability and what structural and functional changes in the brain support the development of this function. I hope to provide a more quantitative, mechanistic understanding for these long-standing questions. Prior to joining the lab, I obtained a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Sun Yat-sen University.
What interests me at the moment is why and how people sometimes change their attitude towards particular things, places, or people in a seemingly irrational manner. In our current project, Yaomin and I are trying to develop computational models to predict preference changes in a range of human behavior. I am an undergrad student majoring in psychology and minoring in management at Peking University.