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Xiaosi Gu

Cognition and Neuroscience
School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, UT Dallas
United States of America


Dr. Xiaosi Gu is one of the foremost researchers in the area of computational psychiatry. Her research examines the neural and computational mechanisms underlying human beliefs, decision making, and social interaction, in both health and disease, through a synthesis of neuroimaging and computational modeling. Recently, Dr. Gu has been examining the interaction between beliefs and drugs in drug addiction. This work suggests that beliefs about drugs could override the effects of drugs on neural responses to reward. Dr. Gu began her neuroimaging research at the Department of Psychology at Peking University (PKU), Beijing. After receiving a dual degree in psychology and economics from PKU, she moved to New York City to pursue a PhD in Neuroscience at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Gu then completed her postdoctoral training in computational psychiatry and decision neuroscience at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at University College London (UCL), London, UK. During her time in London, she also set up the world’s first computational psychiatry course at UCL.

Research Interest

Memory and cognition, quantitative models, neuroimaging, genomics, Nonverbal cognition with specific projects focused on human aging and memory, long-term memory for faces, perception of faces, eyewitness memory, and music cognition.

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