Lab PI: Dr. Rongjun YU, 
                Ph.D. in brain science, MRC-CBU, University of Cambridge, 2011
Associate Professor,
        Department of Management, School of Business, Hong Kong Baptist Univ; 
System Health Lab, Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies, HKBU.
google scholar profile  (total citations > 4600; H index=41, papers>145)
Our lab uses behavioral and neuroscience methods (e.g. fMRI/EEG) to study economic and social decision making in young adults, children/adolescents/older adults, and patients with psychiatric disorders.  
Recent projects include Neuromanagement, creativity, moral judgment, and negotiation/persuasion. 
2020-present, Associate editor, Neurobiology of Stress (IF=7.142, 2021)


       2022/23, Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship Scheme (HSSPFS), UGC, HK.

       2015/16, Award for Promising Researcher (APR), NUS, Singapore


Selected publications

Acute stress promotes brain network integration and reduces state transition variability

PNAS, 2022 (pdf)

Spontaneous dishonesty does not specifically engage the perigenual anterior cingulate cortex

PNAS, 2022 (pdf)

Distinct neural patterns underlying ingroup and outgroup conformity,

PNAS, 2019 (pdf)       

Neural activity associated with monitoring the oscillating threat value of a tarantula,

PNAS, 2010 (pdf)

The human amygdala parametrically encodes the intensity of specific facial emotions and their categorical ambiguity,

Nature Communications, 2017 (pdf) 

Testing (quizzing) boosts classroom learning: A systematic and meta-analytic review. 

Psychological Bulletin, 2021 (pdf)

A Key Role for Similarity in Vicarious Reward,

Science, 2009 (pdf)


      2021-- now @HKBU

                 BUSI3066 Brain Science for Business  (teaching effectiveness = 4.75 out of 5)

       2014-2020 @NUS:

PL6888 Selected topics in social and cognitive neuroscience

PL5308 Advanced social and cognitive neuroscience

PL4205 Developmental processes

PL4238 Social neuroscience

PL3260 Moral development

PL3289 Lab in decision science



For PhD scholarship, there are at least three tracks:

1. The Talent 100 PhD Scholarship Scheme (deadline: April 15)

2. Hong Kong Ph.D. fellowship.

3. The System Health Lab track:

Students are expected to work on interdisciplinary topics such as cooperation, creativity, and other social functions. Candidates should apply to one of the two departments first:

Department of Management (GMAT/GRE required) (on organizational neuroscience)

The School of Business at HKBU is triple-accredited by the three most influential business school accreditation associations: the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), amongst the 1% of business schools worldwide with TRIPLE CROWN STATUS

Department of Sport, Physical Education and Health  (on mental health related topics)

Postdoctoral positions (multiple positions available in 2022)

Postdoctoral research fellows will be supported by research grants .

Also, check out RGC postdoctoral fellowship schema.

Hong Kong Scholars Program 香江学者计划

Research assistant professor positions (on a continuous basis)

RAP positions are available in the area of cognitive neuroscience.

check our job ad @ Neuroeconomics job bank.

Trainee (former postdoc/PhD) placement


Seven Ph.D. students supervised;

Six postdocs trained. See Alumni

Selected research grants as PI

"Visual saliency and reward saliency guide decision making"

S$498,558, 2018-2020, 

Tier 2, Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore

"Aversive learning and memory under stress: a neuroimaging study"

S$250,000, 2017-2019,

Young Individual Research GrantNational Medical Research Council  (NMRC), Singapore

"You Are What You Surf: Characterizing Preference and Decision-making Styles With Digital Footprints"  

S$877,800, 2018-2021,

Social Science Research Thematic Grant, MOE, Singapore


Hong Kong: 

"A neurocognitive theory of unethical  behavior and implications for organizational  behavior" 

funded by the HSSPFS award 

Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship Scheme (HSSPFS) 2022/23

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