Sorted by topic
google scholar profile 
(not a complete list) 


Science                                                                IF=41
Behavioral and brain sciences                        IF=17.19; 
PNAS                                                                   IF (5-y): 10.60;  IF (2-y): 9.58;
Nature communications                                  IF (5-y): 13.81; IF (2-y): 11.88;
Neuroscience & biobehavioral reviews         IF (5-y): 9.42

  1.  Mobbs D., Yu R., Meyer M., Passamonti L., Seymour BJ., Calder AJ., Schweizer S., Frith CD., Dalgleish T. (2009). A key role for similarity in vicarious reward. Science, 324: 900

  2. Yu R*. (2013). Revenge, even though it is not your fault. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 36:40-41

  3. Chowdhury A., Yu R. (2018). Fear of economic policies may be domain-specific, and social emotions can explain why. Behavioral and Brain Sciences

  4. Huang Y., Zhen S., Yu R. (2019). Distinct neural patterns underlying ingroup and outgroup conformity. PNAS

  5. Mobbs D., Yu R., Rowe J., Feldmanhall O., Dalgleish T. (2010). Neural activity associated with monitoring the oscillating threat value of a phylogenetic stimulus. PNAS. 107(47): 20582-20588

  6. Wang S*., Yu R*., Tyszka M., Zhen S., Kovach C., Sun S., Huang Y., Hurlemann R., Ross I., Chung J., Mamelak A., Adolphs R., Rutishauser U* (2017). The human amygdala parametrically encodes the intensity of specific facial emotions and their categorical ambiguity. Nature Communications. 8:14821 

  7. Yaple Z., Yu R. (2019). Fractionating adaptive learning: a meta-analysis of the reversal learning paradigm. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews.   


Journal of neuroscience                              IF=6.1

Cerebral Cortex:                                          IF=6.1;

Neuroimage:                                               IF=6.9;

HBM:                                                           IF=5;

J Cog Neurosci:                                           IF=4;
Cortex:                                                        IF=4.7; 

Brain Imaging and Behavior:                   IF =3.7; 

Neuropsychologia/Psychophysiology:     IF=3.4

Journal of neuroscience

  1. Yu R*., Mobbs D., Seymour B., Calder AJ. (2010). Insula and striatum mediate the default bias. Journal of Neuroscience. 30(44):14702–14707
  2. Mobbs D., Hassabis D., Yu R., Chu C., Rushworth M., Boorman E., Dalgleish T (2013). Foraging under competition: the neural basis of input-matching in humans. Journal of Neuroscience. 33 (23), 9866-987

Cerebral cortex

  1. von dem Hagen EA., Nummenmaa L., Yu R., Engell AD., Ewbank MP., Calder AJ. (2010). Autism spectrum traits in the typical population predict structure and function in the posterior superior temporal sulcus. Cerebral Cortex. 21(3):493-500

  2. Yaple Z., Yu R. (2019). Functional and structural correlates of socioeconomic status. Cerebral Cortex


  1. Chang, J., Hu, J., Li, C. S. R., & Yu, R. (2020). Neural correlates of enhanced response inhibition in the aftermath of stress. NeuroImage, 204.
  2. Huang Y., Yu R. (2018). Common and distinct neural substrates of the money illusion in win and loss domains. Neuroimage
  3. Freeman S+., Yu R+., Egorova N., Chen X., Kirsch I., Claggett B., Kaptchuk TJ., Gollub R., Kong J. (2015). Distinct neural representations of placebo and nocebo effect. Neuroimage. 112: 197-207

  4. Sun S., Zhen S., Fu Z., Wu D., Shimojo S., Adolphs., Yu R*., Wang S*. (2017). Decision ambiguity is mediated by a late positive potential originating from cingulate cortex. Neuroimage. 157:400-414

  5. Pornpattananangkul N., Grogans S., Yu R., Nusslock R. (2019). Single-trial EEG dissociates motivation and conflict processes during decision-making under risk.  Neuroimage. 188: 483–501

  6. Yu R., Gollub R., Spaeth R. Napadow V., Wasan A., Kong J. (2014) Disrupted functional connectivity of the periaqueductal gray in chronic low back pain. Neuroimage: Clinical. 6:100-108

  7. Guo S., Kendrick KM., Zhang J., Broome M., Yu R., Liu Z., Feng J. (2013) Brain-wide functional inter-hemispheric disconnection is a potential biomarker for schizophrenia and distinguishes it from depression. Neuroimage: Clinical. 2: 818–826

Human brain mapping

  1. Pornpattananangkul N., Zhen S., Yu R. (2018). Common and Distinct Neural Correlates of Self-Serving and Prosocial Dishonesty. Human Brain Mapping.

  2. Yu R*., Calder AJ., Mobbs D. (2014) Overlapping and distinct representations of advantageous and disadvantageous inequality​. Human Brain Mapping. 35:3290–3301

  3. Yu R., Gollub R., Vangel M., Kaptchuk T., Smoller J., Kong J. (2014) Placebo analgesia and reward processing: Integrating genetics, personality, and intrinsic brain activity. Human Brain Mapping. 35: 4583–4593

  4. Yu R., Chien YL., Wang HL., Liu CM., Liu CC., Hwang TJ., Hsieh MH., Hwu HG., Tseng WY. (2014). Frequency specific alternations in the amplitude of low-frequency fluctuations in schizophrenia. Human Brain Mapping. 35(2):627-37

  5.  Guo SX†., Kendrick KM†., Yu R†., Wang HL., Feng JF. (2014). Key functional circuitry altered in schizophrenia involves parietal regions associated with sense of self. Human Brain Mapping. 35(1):123-139

  1. Yu R*., Mobbs D., Seymour B., Rowe J., Calder A. (2014)​. The neural signature of escalating frustration in humans. Cortex.​ 54: 165–17

  2. Yu R. & Zhou X. (2009). To bet or not to bet? The error negativity or error-related negativity associated with risk-taking choices. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 21(4): 684-96


Brain Imaging and Behavior

  1. Chang J. Yu R. (2018). Acute social stress modulates coherence regional homogeneity. Brain Imaging and Behavior

  2. Zhang Y, ... Yu R. (2018). Altered intra- and inter-hemispheric functional dysconnectivity in schizophrenia. Brain Imaging and Behavior

  3. Li J., Sun Y., Huang Y., Bezerianos., Yu R. (2018). Machine Learning Technique Reveals Intrinsic Characteristics of Schizophrenia: An Alternative Method. Brain Imaging and Behavior


  1. Huang C., Yu R. (2018). Making mistakes in public: Being observed magnifies physiological responses to errors. Neuropsychologia.

  2. Huang Y., Kendrick KM., Yu R*. (2014). Social conflicts elicit an N400-like component. Neuropsychologia. 65: 211–220

  3. Zhou Z., Yu R., Zhou X. (2010). To do or not to do? Action enlarges the FRN and P300 effects in outcome evaluation. Neuropsychologia, 48: 3606-3613

  1. Pu M., Yu R. (2018). Personal responsibility modulates neural representations of anticipatory and experienced pain. Psychophysiology

Clinical journals


Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics      IF=13.7

Psychoneuroendocrinology:                       IF=5;

Hormones and Behavior:                           IF=4;

Addiction Biology:                                       IF=5;

Pain:                                                            IF=5.6;

Neurobiology of Stress:                              citescore=8; 


  1. Liu. C., Huang Y., Chen L., Yu R. (2019). Lack of evidence for the effect of oxytocin on placebo analgesia and nocebo hyperalgesia. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics.

  2. Huang Y., Kendrick K., Zheng H., Yu R*. (2015). Oxytocin enhances implicit social conformity to both in-group and out-group opinions. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 60:114-119.​

  3. Zhao J., Li X., Yang Y., Zhang M., Wang C., Zhang M., Xue M., Yu R., Gong P. (2019). OXTR rs53576 polymorphism impacts interpersoanl adaptability: Dispositional forgiveness as a mediator.  Psychoneuroendocrinology.​

  4. Pornpattananangkul N., Zhang J., Chen Q., Kok B., Yu R*. (2017). Generous To Whom? The Influence of Oxytocin on Social Discounting. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 79 93–97

  5. Huang Y,, Siong Y, Lai P, Yu R, Chew S, Gwee X, Nyunt M, Gao Q, Ng T, Ebstein R, Gouin J. Successful aging, cognitive function, socioeconomic status, and leukocyte telomere length. Psychoneuroendocrinology

  1. Zheng H., Kendrick K., Yu R. (2016) Fear or Greed? Oxytocin regulates inter-individual conflict by enhancing fear in men. Hormones and Behavior

  2. Zhang J. Yu R. (2019). Oxytocin Amplifies the Influence of Good Intentions on Social Judgments. Hormones and Behavior


  1. Zhang Y., Li L., Yu R*., Liu J., Tang J., Tan L., Liao M., Yang F., Shan B. (2013). White matter integrity alterations in first episode, treatment-naive generalized anxiety disorder. Jouranl of affective disorders. 148(2) 196–201.​

  2. Liu C., Cao B. Yu R. Kang S. (2019). Basal ganglia volumetric changes in psychotic spectrum disorders. Journal of Affective Disorders.

  1. Yu R., Zhao L., Tian J., Qin W., Wang W., Yuan K., Li Q., Lu L. (2013). Regional homogeneity changes in heavy male smokers: a resting-state functional MRI study. Addiction Biology. 18(4):729-731.

  2.  Wang X., Yu R., Zhou X., Liao Y., Tang J., Liu T., Hao W. (2013). Reversible brain white matter microstructure in heroin addicts: a longitudinal study. Addiction Biology. 18(4):727-728

Neurobiology of stress

  1. Chang J. Yu R. (2018). Alternations in functional connectivity of amygdalar subregions under acute social stress. Neurobiology of Stress

  2. Chang J. Yu R. (2019). Acute social stress alters effective connectivity of hippocampal subregions. Neurobiology of Stress.

  3. Zhang Y., Dai Z., Hu J., Qin S., Yu R., Sun Y (2019). Stress-induced Changes in Modular Organizations of Human Brain Functional Networks Neurobiology of Stress.

  4. Yu R. (2016). Stress potentiates decision biases: A stress induced deliberation-to-intuition (SIDI) model. Neurobiology of Stress. 3:83-95

  1. Egorova N+., Yu R+., Kaur N., Vangel M., Gollub R., Dougherty DD., Kong J. Camprodon J. (2015). Neuromodulation of conditioned placebo/nocebo in heat pain: anodal vs. cathodal transcranial direct current stimulation to the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. Pain. 156: 1342–1347

  2. Pu M., Yu R. (2018). Post-encoding frontal theta activity predicts incidental memory in the reward context. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory.​


Psychological Science:                                 IF=7

J of Experimental Psychology: General      IF=5.3

Psychology & Aging:                                    IF=3.7 

J Gerontology:                                             IF=3.9

J of Experimental Social Psychology:        IF=3.7

JBDM, Acta Psychologica:                          IF=3 

  1. Huang Y., Kendrick K., Yu R*. (2014). ​Conformity to the opinions of others lasts for 3 days but no longer. Psychological Science.​ 25(7): 1388-1393

  2. 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.

  3. Zhao J. Dong Z., Yu R. (2019). Don’t Remind Me: When explicit and implicit moral reminders enhance dishonesty. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

Aging journals

  1. Huang Y., Chai J., Feng L., Yu R. (2019). Older adults show diminished sensitivity to potential losses in
    social bargaining. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences

  2. Pornpattananangkul N., Chowdhury A., Feng L., Yu R*. (2017). Social Discounting in Aging: Senior Citizens are Good Samaritans to Strangers. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences

  3. Pornpattananangkul N., Kok, B., Chai J., Huang Y., Feng L., Yu R. (2018). Choosing for you: Diminished Self-Other Discrepancies in Decisions Under Risk and Uncertainty in the Elderly. Psychology and Aging

  1. Luo J., Yu R. (2016). The spreading of alternatives: Is it the perceived choice or actual choice that changes our preference? Journal of Behavioral Decision Making. doi: 10.1002/bdm.1967 

  2. Liu C., Chai JW., Yu R. (2018). Saliency modulates affective evaluations but not behavioral responses in the ultimatum game.  Acta Psychologica.

  3. Liu C., Yu R. (2018). Saliency Modulates Behavioral Strategies in Response to Social Comparison. Acta Psychologica.

  4. Liu C., Chen L., Yu R. (2019). Category-based generalization of placebo and nocebo effects. Acta Psychologica.
  5. Wu S., Yu R. (2018). Fatigue biases the decoy effect in males but not females. International Journal of Psychology.

Big data

  1. Lai K., Lee Y., Chen H*., Yu R*. (2017). Research on web search behavior: How online query data inform social psychology. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking