Lab PI: Rongjun YU,  PhD (Univ. of Cambridge 2011)
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We use behavioral and neuroscience methods to study economic decision making and social emotions in young adults, children/adolescents/older adults, and patients with psychiatric disorders.


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Most recent publications:

Liu C., Pu M., Lian W., Hu L., Mobbs D., Yu R. (2020). Conscious awareness differentially shapes analgesic and hyperalgesic pain responses. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. pdf

Huang Y., Yaple Z., Yu R. (2020). Goal-oriented and habitual decisions: Neural signatures of model-based and model-free learning. Neuroimage. pdf

Wu S., Yu R. (2020). The impact of phantom decoys on the neural processing of valuation.
Brain Structure and Function. pdf

Zhang Y., Dai Z., Hu J., Qin S., Yu R., Yu S. (2020). Stress-induced changes in modular organizations of human brain functional networks. Neurobiology of Stress. pdf

Yaple Z., Yu R. Arsalidou M. (2020). Spatial migration of human reward processing with functional development: Evidence from quantitative meta-analyses. Human Brain Mapping. pdf

Herff S., Zhen S., Yu R., Agres K. (2020). Age dependent statistical learning trajectories reveal differences in information weighting. Psychology and Aging.  pdf

Research approaches

Neuroimaging: simultaneous fMRI+EEG, fNIRS, hyperscanning

Behavioural:  Computational modelling, Eye tracking,

Pharmacological manipulation (e.g. Oxytocin), 


2014-2020 @NUS

  1. PL6888 Selected topics in social and cognitive neuroscience

  2. PL5308 Advanced social and cognitive neuroscience

  3. PL4205 Developmental processes

  4. PL4238 Social neuroscience

  5. PL3260 Moral development

  6. PL3289 Lab in decision science

A selected list of journals we publish our work

Science                                                                                IF=41
Behavioral and brain sciences                                        IF=17; 
PNAS                                                                                   IF=10
Nature communications                                                  IF=12;
Neuroscience & biobehavioral reviews                         IF=9

Neuroscience journals

Journal of neuroscience                                                   IF=6.1
Cerebral cortex                                                                  IF=6.1
Neuroimage                                                                       IF=6.9
Human brain mapping                                                     IF=4.5
Cortex                                                                                  IF=4.7

Journal of cognitive neuroscience                                  IF=4.7


Social cognitive and affective neuroscience                  IF=4.5

Brain structure and function                                           IF=4.0
Brain imaging and behavior                                            IF=3.4
Neuropsychologia                                                             IF=3.4
Psychophysiology                                                              IF=3.4
Neurobiology of learning and memory                         IF=3.4

Clinical journals

Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics                              IF=14.9

Neurobiology of stress                                                     IF=7.2

Pain                                                                                      IF=6


Psychoneuroendocrinology                                             IF=4.8
Hormones and behavior                                                  IF=4.0
Journal of affective disorders                                          IF=4.2
Addiction biology                                                               IF=4.2

Psychology journals

Psychological science                                                         IF=7
Journal of Experimental Psychology: General                IF=5.3

Aging                                                                                     IF=5.5

Journal of gerontology: psychological science               IF=3.9
Psychology and aging                                                         IF=3.7

Journal of experimental social psychology                     IF=3.6
Journal of behavioral decision making                            IF=1.8
Cyberpsychology, behavior, and social networking      IF=2.7 

PI: Rongjun YU,   office: AS4, 02-17, Lab: AS5, 04-20