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Selected papers on Social preference; Decision bias; Stress; Aging; Psychiatry disorder; Big data

  • Social preference

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

  2. 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

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

  4. Zhen, S., & Yu, R. (2022). Spontaneous dishonesty does not specifically engage the perigenual anterior cingulate cortex. PNAS, 119(27), e2201445119.

  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. 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

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

  9. 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


  • Decision biases 

  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

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

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

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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  • Stress/fatigue

  1. Wang, R., Zhen, S., Zhou, C., & Yu, R. (2022). Acute stress promotes brain network integration and reduces state transition variability. PNAS, 119(24), e2204144119.   pdf

  2. 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

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

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

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

  6. 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

  • Decision making & Aging

  1. Huang, Y., Pornpattananangkul, N., Kok, B. C., Chai, J., Feng, L., & Yu, R. (2022). Getting over past mistakes: prospective and retrospective regret in older adults. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B.

  2. Huang, Y., Li, M., & Yu, R. (2022). Choice reminder modulates choice-induced preference change in older adults. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B.

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

  4. 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

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

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

  • 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   


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