2024 & Ongoing

Yizhou Lyu*, Zishan Su*, Dawn Neumann, Kimberly L. Meidenbauer, Yuan Chang Leong (in press). Hostile attribution bias shapes neural synchrony in the left ventromedial prefrontal cortex during ambiguous social narratives. Journal of Neuroscience. Early Access | Preprint | Code | SSD News

Jin Ke, Hayoung Song, Monica D. Rosenberg & Yuan Chang Leong (2023). Dynamic Functional Connectivity Encodes Generalizable Representations of Emotional Arousal But Not Valence. bioRxiv. Preprint

Nakwon Rim, Marc G. Berman & Yuan Chang Leong (2023). Moral consensus and divergence in partisan language use. arXiv:2310.09618. Preprint


Ren Calabro, Yizhou Lyu, Yuan Chang Leong (2023). Trial-by-trial fluctuations in amygdala activity track motivational enhancement of desirable sensory evidence during perceptual decision-making. Cerebral Cortex. Article | Preprint | SI


Jin Ke, Yuan Chang Leong (2022). A connectome-based predictive model of affective experience during naturalistic viewing. In Proceedings of the Conference on Cognitive Computational Neuroscience. ArticlePDF


Rosa Rossi-Goldthorpe, Yuan Chang Leong, Pantelis Leptourgos, Philip Corlett (2021). Paranoia, self-deception and overconfidence. PLoS Computational Biology. Article | Code/Data

Yuan Chang Leong, Roma Dziembaj, Mark D’Esposito (2021). Pupil-linked arousal biases evidence accumulation towards desirable percepts during perceptual decision-making. Psychological Science. Article | Preprint | SI | Code/Data 

Samuel Nastase, Yun-Fei Liu, Hanna Hillman, Asieh Zadbood, Liat Hasenfratz, Neggin Keshavarzian, Janice Chen, Christopher J. Honey, Yaara Yeshurun, Mor Regev, Mai Nguyen, Claire H.C. Chang, Christopher Baldassano, Olga Lositsky, Erez Simony, Michael A. Chow, Yuan Chang Leong, Paula P. Brooks, Emily Micciche, Gina Choe, Ariel Goldstein, Tamara Vanderwal, Yaroslav O. Halchenko, Kenneth A. Norman, Uri Hasson (2021). The “Narratives” fMRI dataset for evaluating models of naturalistic language comprehension. Scientific Data. ArticlePreprint


Yuan Chang Leong, Janice Chen, Robb Willer, Jamil Zaki (2020). Conservative and liberal attitudes drive polarized neural responses to political content. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Article | Preprint | SI | Code/Data


Yuan Chang Leong, Brent L Hughes, Yiyu Wang, Jamil Zaki (2019). Neurocomputational mechanisms underlying motivated seeing. Nature Human Behavior. ArticlePDF | SI | Code/Data | Commentary


Yuan Chang Leong, Jamil Zaki (2018). Unrealistic optimism in advice taking: A computational account. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. Article | PDF | SI | Code/Data

Sylvia Morelli*, Yuan Chang Leong*, Ryan Carlson, Monica Kullar, Jamil Zaki (2018). Neural detection of socially valued community members. Proceedings of the Academy of the Sciences. Article | PDF | SI | Code/Data


Yuan Chang Leong*, Angela Radulescu*, Reka Daniel, Vivian DeWoskin, Yael Niv (2017). Dynamic interaction between reinforcement learning and attention in multidimensional environments. Neuron. Article | PDF | SI | Commentary

Asieh Zadbood, Janice Chen, Yuan Chang Leong, Kenneth A Norman, Uri Hasson (2017). How we transmit memories to other brains: Constructing shared neural representations via communication. Cerebral Cortex. Article | PDF

Janice Chen*, Yuan Chang Leong*, Christopher J Honey, Chung H Yong, Kenneth A Norman, Uri Hasson (2017). Shared memories reveal shared structure in neural activity across individuals. Nature Neuroscience. Article | PDF | SI | Commentary

2016 & Earlier

Natalia Velez, Yuan Chang Leong, Chelsey Pan, Hyowon Gweon (2016). Learning and making novel predictions about others’ preferences. Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. PDF

Yael Niv, Reka Daniel, Andra Geana, Samuel J Gershman, Yuan Chang Leong, Angela Radulescu, Robert C Wilson (2015). Reinforcement learning in multidimensional environments relies on attention mechanisms. Journal of Neuroscience. Article | PDF | Commentary

Yuan Chang Leong, Yael Niv (2013). Human reinforcement learning processes act on learned attentionally-filtered representations of the world. 1st Multidisciplinary Conference on Reinforcement Learning and Decision Making. PDF

Philip Johnson-Laird, Olivia E Kang, Yuan Chang Leong (2012). On musical dissonance. Music Perception. Article | PDF