Postdoctoral Research Associate
I’m interested in understanding how brain assigns outcomes to the potential sources in a dynamic environment, and how this information contributes to behavior flexibility.
I am using functional magnetic resonance imaging(fMRI) and computational modelling to study how humans estimate whether or not their actions have a reliable impact in a given environment, how this estimation influences their attribution of different outcomes, and the brain activity underlying this process.
Itch perception is reflected by neuronal ignition in the primary somatosensory cortex.
Chen X-J. et al, (2022), Natl Sci Rev, 9
Single-neuron projectome of mouse prefrontal cortex.
Gao L. et al, (2022), Nat Neurosci, 25, 515 - 529
Multiplexed Representation of Itch and Mechanical and Thermal Sensation in the Primary Somatosensory Cortex.
Chen X-J. et al, (2021), J Neurosci, 41, 10330 - 10340
A cortical circuit mechanism for structural knowledge-based flexible sensorimotor decision-making.
Liu Y. et al, (2021), Neuron, 109, 2009 - 2024.e6
A cortical circuit mechanism for coding and updating task structural knowledge in inference-based decision-making
Liu Y. et al, (2020)