# co-first author; * corresponding author

Neurocomputations of strategic behavior: From iterated to novel interactions

Y Jiang#, H.T. Wu#, Q Mi, L Zhu*. WIREs Cog. Sci. 2022


Reinforcement learning disruptions in individuals with depression and sensitivity to symptom change following cognitive behavioral therapy

V Brown, L Zhu, A Solway, J Wang, K McCurry, B King-Casas*, P Chiu*. JAMA Psychiatry. 2021

Patients with basal ganglia damage show preserved learning in an economic game

L Zhu*, Y Jiang, D Scabini, RT. Knight, M Hsu*, Nature Communications. 2019.  

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Promoting subjective preferences in simple economic choices during nap

S Ai#, Y Yin#, Y Chen, C Wang, Y Sun, X Tang, L Lu, L Zhu*, J Shi*. eLife. 2018.  [中央人民广播电台

promoting subjective preferences in simple economic choices during sleep

Predicting human behavior toward members of different social groups

AC Jenkins, P Karashchuk, L Zhu, M Hsu*. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2018. [ScienceDaily]

Associability-modulated loss learning is increased in posttraumatic stress disorder.

VM Brown, L Zhu, JM Wang, BC Frueh, B King-Casas*, PH Chiu*. eLife. 2018. [ScienceDaily][eLife Podcast]



In cocaine dependence, neural prediction errors during loss avoidance are increased with cocaine deprivation and predict drug use.

JM Wang, L Zhu, VM Brown, V, R De La Garza II, T Newton, B King-Casas*, PH Chiu*. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. 2018



Distinguishing neural correlates of context-dependent advantageous-and disadvantageous-inequity aversion.

Gao, X#., Yu, H.#, Sáez, I., Blue, P. R., Zhu, L., Hsu, M., Zhou, X*. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2018



Identifying new susceptibility genes on dopaminergic and serotonergic pathways for the framing effect in decision-making.

Gao X, Liu J, Gong P, Wang J, Fang W, Yan H, Zhu L, Zhou X*. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. 2017



Cognitive neuroscience of honesty and deception: a signaling framework

CA Jenkins, L Zhu*,  M Hsu*. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 2016.



Dopamine modulates egalitarian behavior In humans

I Saez, L Zhu, E Set, A Kayser, M Hsu*. Current Biology, 2015. [Time][The Independent]



Damage to dorsolateral prefrontal cortex affects tradeoffs between honesty and self-interest

L Zhu, AC  Jenkins, E Set, D Scabini, R Knight, P Chiu, B King-Casas, and Ming Hsu*. Nature Neuroscience, 2014.[Huffington Post][新华社][PsychCentral]



Dissociable contribution of prefrontal and striatal dopaminergic genes to learning in economic games

E Set, I Saez, L Zhu, D Houser, N Myung, S Zhong, RP Ebstein*, SH Chew*, and M Hsu*. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2014. [ABC Online][Daily Mail]



Commentary on Ambiguous Decisions in the Human Brain

M Hsu, L ZhuIn Tom Zentall and Phil Crowley, eds. Comparative Decision Making, 2013.



Dissociable neural representations of reinforcement and belief prediction errors underlie strategic learning

L Zhu, K Mathewson,  M Hsu*. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2012.[Science Daily][和讯财经新闻



Learning in games: neural computations underlying strategic learning

M Hsu, L ZhuLouvain Economic Review, 2012.



Neuroeconomic measures of social decision-making across the lifespan

Zhu, Lusha, Daniel Walsh, and Ming Hsu*. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 2012.



Research Support




Neurocognitive mechanisms of learning on social networks. NSFC, No 32071095, 2021-2024, Role on project: PI (Lusha Zhu)

Talent plan for young scientists. Organization Department of China, 2017, Role on project: PI (Lusha Zhu)


From reinforcement to social learning: cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying social learning. NSFC, No 31671171, 2017-2020, Role on project: PI (Lusha Zhu)

Decision biases: understanding, prediction, and intervention. 2016-2019, Role on project: PI (Lusha Zhu)

The generation and implication of social-moral emotion. NSFC, No 31630034, 2017-2021, Role on project: Co-I (PI: Xiaolin Zhou)