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Publications are organized according to their primary research topics. If you have trouble accessing them, please contact the PI, Dr. Hongbo Yu. For the full publication list, please visit the PI's Google Scholar site listed at the bottom of the page. (*equal contribution)

Social Emotions


Li, Z*., Yu, H*., Zhou, Y., Kalenscher, T., & Zhou, X. (2020). Guilty by association: How group-based (collective) guilt arises in the brain. NeuroImage209, 116488. (journal link)

Yu, H*., Koban, L*., Chang, L.J., Wagner, U., Krishnan, A., Vuilleumier, P., Zhou, X., & Wager, T.D. (in press). A generalizable multivariate brain pattern for interpersonal guilt. Cerebral Cortex. (journal link) (pre-print)

Gao, X*., Yu, H*., Sáez, I., Blue, P.R., Zhu, L., Hsu, M., & Zhou, X. (2018). Distinguishing neural correlates of context-dependent advantageous- and disadvantageous-inequity aversion. PNAS, 115 (33) E7680-E7689. (journal link)

Yu, H., Duan, Y., & Zhou, X. (2017). Guilt in the eyes: Eye movement and physiological evidence for guilt-induced social avoidance. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 71, 128-137. (journal link)

Yu, H., Shen, B., Yin, Y., Blue, P. R., & Chang, L. J. (2015). Dissociating guilt-and inequity-aversion in cooperation and norm compliance. The Journal of Neuroscience, 35(24), 8973-8975. (journal link)

Cao, Y*., Yu, H*., Wu, Y., & Zhou, X. (2015). Can money heal all wounds? Social exchange norm modulates the preference for monetary versus social compensation. Frontiers in Psychology, 6. (full text)

Yu, H., Hu, J., Hu, L., & Zhou, X. (2014). The voice of conscience: Neural bases of interpersonal guilt and compensation. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 9(8), 1150-1158. (journal link)



Gao, X., Jolly, E., Yu, H., Liu, H., Zhou, X., & Chang, L. J. (2020). The hidden cost of receiving favors: A theory of indebtedness. bioRxiv. (preprint)

Yu, H*., Gao, X*., Zhou, Y., & Zhou, X. (2018). Decomposing gratitude: Representation and integration of cognitive antecedents of gratitude in the brain. The Journal of Neuroscience38(21), 4886-4898. (journal link)

Yu, H*., Cai, Q*., Shen, B., Gao, X., & Zhou, X. (2017). Neural substrates and social consequences of interpersonal gratitude: Intention matters. Emotion, 17(4), 589-601. ​(journal link)


Jealousy and forgiveness

Sun, Y*., Yu, H*., Chen, J*., Liang, J., Lu, L., Zhou, X., & Shi, J. (2016). Neural substrates and behavioral profiles of romantic jealousy and its temporal dynamics. Scientific Reports, 6. (full text)

Beyens, U*., Yu, H*., Han, T*., Zhang, L., & Zhou, X. (2015). The strength of a remorseful heart: Psychological and neural basis of how apology emolliates reactive aggression and promotes forgiveness. Frontiers in Psychology, 6. ​(full text)


Moral Cognition

Yu, H., Siegel, J.Z., & Crockett, M.J. (2019). Modeling Morality in 3‐D: Decision‐Making, Judgment, and Inference. Topics in Cognitive Science11(2), 409-432. (full text)


Social Norms and Their Enforcement

Nußberger, A. M., Montgomery, M., Luo, Y., & Yu, H. (2017). Commentary: Parsing the Behavioral and Brain Mechanisms of Third-Party Punishment. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 11, 374. (journal link)

Yin, Y*., Yu, H*., Su, Z., Zhang, Y., & Zhou, X. (2017). Lateral prefrontal/orbitofrontal cortex has different roles in norm compliance in gain and loss domains: a transcranial current stimulation (tDCS) study. European Journal of Neuroscience46(5), 2088-2095. (journal link)

Zhang, Y*., Yu, H*., Yin, Y., & Zhou, X. (2016). Intention modulates the effect of punishment threat in norm enforcement via the lateral orbitofrontal cortex. The Journal of Neuroscience, 36(35), 9217-9226 ​(journal link)

Yu, H., Li, J., & Zhou, X. (2015). Neural substrates of intention–consequence integration and its impact on reactive punishment in interpersonal transgression. The Journal of Neuroscience, 35(12), 4917-4925. ​(journal link)

Wu, Y*., Yu, H*., Shen, B., Yu, R., Zhou, Z., Zhang, G., ... & Zhou, X. (2014). Neural basis of increased costly norm enforcement under adversity. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 9(12), 1862-1871. (journal link)


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