2015 has been a great year for the lab so far. First of all, one of my main postdoc papers finally got published in the journal PNAS -
Gu X, Lohrenz T, Salas R, Baldwin PR, Soltani A, Kirk U, Cinciripini PM, Montague PR. Belief about nicotine selectively modulates value and reward prediction error signals in smokers. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Feb 24;112(8):2539-44. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1416639112. Epub 2015 Jan 20. PubMed PMID: 25605923; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4345562.
Also see a commentary by Drs. Nora Volkow and Ruben Baler of the National Institute of Drug Abuse -
Volkow ND, Baler R (2015) Beliefs modulate the effects of drugs on the human brain. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 112:2301-2302.
Secondly, two more paper have recently been published in the Journal of Neuroscience and Human Brain Mapping -
Gu X, Wang X, Hula A, Wang S, Xu S, Lohrenz TM, Knight RT, Gao Z, Dayan P, Montague PR. Necessary, yet dissociable contributions of the insular and ventromedial prefrontal cortices to norm adaptation: computational and lesion evidence in humans.J Neurosci. 2015 Jan 14;35(2):467-73. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2906-14.2015. PubMed PMID: 25589742; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4293403.
Gu X, Eilam-Stock T, Zhou T, Anagnostou E, Kolevzon A, Soorya L, Hof PR, Friston KJ, Fan J. Autonomic and brain responses associated with empathy deficits in autism spectrum disorder. Hum Brain Mapp. 2015 May 21. doi: 10.1002/hbm.22840. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25995134.
Last but not least, my current student Jennifer Jung will join the lab in Dallas - welcome on board Jen
We are currently working hard to set up the new lab. Looking forward to 6 more fruitful months of 2015!!