Sorted by journal

google scholar profile   

(not a complete list)

  • Social preference

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

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

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

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

  5. 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   pdf

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

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

  8. Zhang, J., Zhou, C., & Yu, R. (2020). Oxytocin amplifies the influence of good intentions on social judgments. Hormones and Behavior, 117.     pdf

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

  10.   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        pdf

  11. Yu R*., Hu P., Zhang P. (2015). Social distance and anonymity modulate fairness consideration: An ERP study. Scientific Reports. 5, 13452.

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

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

  • Conformity

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

  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.    pdf

  3.  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.     pdf

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

  5. Yu R*., Chen L. (2015). The need to control for regression to the mean for repeated measurements. Frontiers in Psychology 5:1574.

  6. Sun S., Yu R. (2016). Social conformity persists at least one day in 6-year-old children. Scientific Reports.

  7.  Yu R*., Sun S. (2013). To conform or not to conform: spontaneous conformity diminishes the sensitivity to monetary outcomes. Plos One. 8(5): e64530

  • Stress/fatigue

  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.     pdf

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

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

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

  5. Zhang Y., Dai Z., Hu J., Qin S., Yu R., Sun Y (2020). Stress-induced Changes in Modular Organizations of Human Brain Functional Networks Neurobiology of Stresspdf

  6. Chang J. Yu R. (2019). Acute social stress modulates coherence regional homogeneity. Brain Imaging and Behavior 13(3), 762-770.    pdf

  7. Yu R*. (2015). Chocking under pressure: The neuropsychological mechanisms for incentives induced performance decrements. ​​Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience.​​​ 9:19. 

Decision biases

  • Default bias

  1.  Yu R*., Mobbs D., Seymour B., Calder AJ. (2010). Insula and striatum mediate the default bias. Journal of Neuroscience. 30(44):14702–14707     pdf

  • Reversal learning

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

  • Decoy effect

  1. Wu S., Yu R. (2018). Fatigue biases the decoy effect in males but not females. International Journal of Psychology.

  2.   Hu J., Yu R*. (2014). The neural correlates of the decoy effect in decisions​​​. ​​Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience.​​​ 8:271.

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

  • Choice induced preference

  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        pdf

  • Framing effect

  1. Zhen S., Yu R. (2016). All framing effects are not created equal: Low convergent validity between two classic measurements of framing. Scientific Reports. 6:30071  

  2. Yu R*., Zhang P. (2014). Neural evidence for description dependent reward processing in the framing effect. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 8:56.

  • Money illusion

  1.  Huang Y., Yu R. (2018). Common and distinct neural substrates of the money illusion in win and loss domains. Neuroimage. pdf

  2. Yu R*., Huang Y. (2013). A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore: The illusion of money and the rapid encoding of its true value. Plos One. 8(1): e55025

  • Placebo

  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       pdf

  2. 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.      pdf

  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     pdf  

  4. 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.     pdf

  5. 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

  • Emotion priming

  1. Liu C., Chai J., Yu R. (2016). Negative incidental emotions augment fairness sensitivity. Scientific Reports. 6:24892 PDF

  • Saliency

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

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

  • Uncertainty

  1. 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         pdf

  1. Yu R*., Mobbs D., Seymour B., Rowe J., Calder A. (2014)​. The neural signature of escalating frustration in humans. Cortex.​ 54: 165–178           pdf

  2. Yu R*. (2012) Regional white matter volumes correlate with delay discounting. PLoS One 7(2): e32595

  3.  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      pdf

  • Reward processing using ERP (FRN/P300/ERN)

  1. 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            pdf

  2. 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           pdf

  3. 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            pdf

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

  5. Sun S., Yu R*. Wang S* (2017). A neural signature encoding decisions under perceptual ambiguity. eNeuro. 0235-17

  6.  Sun S., Yu R*. (2014). The feedback related negativity encodes both social rejection and explicit social expectancy violation. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 8:556.Huang Y., Yu R*. (2014). The feedback-related negativity reflects ‘more or less’ prediction error in appetitive and aversive conditions. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 8:108. 

  7.  Yu R., Zhou W, Zhou X (2011) Rapid processing of both reward probability and reward uncertainty in the human anterior cingulate cortex. PLoS One 6(12): e29633

  8. 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

  9. Yu R., Luo Y., Ye Z., & Zhou X. (2007). Does the FRN in brain potential reflect motivational affective consequence of outcome evaluation? Progress in Natural Science, 136-143

  10. Yu R. & Zhou X. (2006). Brain responses to outcomes of one’s own and the other’s performance in a gambling task. NeuroReport, 17(16): 1747-1751

  11. Yu R. & Zhou X. (2006). Brain potentials associated with outcome expectation and outcome evaluation. NeuroReport, 17(15): 1649-1653

Decision biases in children and adolescents


  1. Sun S., Yu R. (2016). Lasting social conformity in 6-year-old children. Scientific Reports6, 39588 

  2. Zhen S., Yu R. (2016). The development of the asymmetrically dominated decoy effect in young children. Scientific Reports. 6:22678 

Decision making & Aging

  1. Pornpattananangkul N., Kok, B., Chai J., Yi Hu., Yu R. (2018). Choosing for you: Diminished Self-Other Discrepancies in Decisions Under Risk and Uncertainty in the Elderly. Psychology and Aging             pdf

  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   pdf

  3. 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    pdf    

  4. Lim K., Yu R*. (2015). Aging and wisdom: age-related changes in economic and social decision making. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. 7:120.

  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                             pdf

  6. Wang H†., Yu R†., Wu Y., Lin M., Chen C., Shen E. (2013).The changes of cerebral morphology related to aging in Taiwanese population. Plos One. 8(1): e55241

Decision making & brain functions in psychiatric disorders

  • schizophrenia

  1. Zhang Y, ... Yu R. (2019). Altered intra- and inter-hemispheric functional dysconnectivity in schizophrenia. Brain Imaging and Behavior  13(5), 1220-1235.    pdf

  2. Li J., Sun Y., Huang Y., Bezerianos., Yu R. (2019). Machine Learning Technique Reveals Intrinsic Characteristics of Schizophrenia: An Alternative Method. Brain Imaging and Behavior 13(5), 1386-1396       pdf

  3. 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    pdf​  

  4.  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         pdf

  5.  Wang H, Rau C, Li Y, Chen YP, Yu R*. (2015). Disrupted thalamic resting-state functional networks in schizophrenia. ​​Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience.​​​ 9:45.

  6. 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

  7.  Yu R., Hsieh MH., Wang HLS., Liu CM., Liu CC., Hwang TJ., Chien YL., Hwu HG., Tseng WYI. (2013). Frequency dependent alterations in regional homogeneity of baseline brain activity in schizophrenia. PloS one 8 (3), e57516

  8. Cheng W., Palaniyappan L., Li M., Kendrick K., Zhang J., Luo Q., Liu Z., Yu R. et al. (2015). Voxel-based, brain-wide association study of aberrant functional connectivity in schizophrenia implicates thalamocortical circuitry. NPJ Schizophrenia.

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

  • Addiction

  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.      pdf

  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           pdf

  3.  Yu R., Liu B., Wang L., Chen J., Liu X. (2013). Enhanced functional connectivity between putamen and supplementary motor area in Parkinson’s disease patients. PloS one 8 (3), e59717

  4. Yu R., Zhao L., Lu L. (2011) Regional grey and white matter changes in heavy male smokers. PLoS One 6(11): e27440

  • Autism

  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. pdf

  • Affective disorders

  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.       pdf

  • Chronic pain

  1.  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       pdf

  • Big data/social media

  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.                    pdf

  2. Yao Z., Yu R. (2016). The spreading of social energy: How exposure to positive and negative social news affects behavior. Plos One. 11(6): e0156062   

  • Review/comments:

  1. Yu R. & Zhou X. (2007). Neuroeconomics: opening the “black box” of economic behavior. Science Bulletin, 52(9): 1153-1161. pdf

  2. Luo J., Yu R*. (2015). Follow the heart or the head? The interactive influence model of emotion and cognition. Frontiers in Psychology. 6:573.

  3.  Sun S, Yao Z, Wei J and Yu R*. (2015). Calm and smart? A selective review on effects of meditation on decision making. Frontiers in Psychology. 6:1059.

  4. Zhan X., Yu R*. (2015). A window into the brain: advances in psychiatric fMRI. BioMed Research International. 2015:12. 10.1155/2015/542467

  5. Zheng H., Luo J., Yu R*. (2014). From memory to prospection: The overlapping and the distinct components between  remembering and imagining. Frontiers in Psychology. 5:856. 


  1. Zhen S., Yu R. (2016). Tend to compare and tend to be fair: the relationship between social comparison sensitivity and justice sensitivity. Plos One. 11(5): e0155414   


  1. Yu R. (2016). “The neural basis of frustration state” in “Neuroimaging Personality and Character:  Traits and Mental States in the Brain” edited by Absher & Cloutier.   Chapter 11, Link

  2. Jia, L., Yu, R., Fishbach, A., & Hirt, E. R. (in press). Motivational tuning in response to ego depletion. In E. R. Hirt, J. J. Clarkson, & L. Jia (Eds.), Self-Regulation and Ego Control. San Diego, CA: Elsevier.

Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging:

Positive Affect;  Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia;