Shihui Han

Shihui Han is a professor at the Department of Psychology at Peking University. He is the director of the Cultural and Social Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory. He also serves as the Chair of the Department of Psychology at Peking University since December 2003. He is an associate editor of Social Neuroscience and Acta Psychologica Sinica, and serves onthe editorial board of Cognitive Neurodynamics, International Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis. He studies Cognitive and neural mechanisms of visual perception and attention. He also studies neural substrates of social cognition such as self-referential processing, empathy, and theory-of-mind, and how cultures influence the underlying neural mechanisms. He has published over 80 peer review research papers.

His recent publications include:

  • Ma, Y., Li, B., Wang, C., Shi, Z., Sun, Y., Sheng, F., Zhang, Y., Zhang, W., Rao., Y., Han, S. 5-HTTLPR polymorphism modulates neural mechanisms of negative self-reflection. Cerebral Cortex, in press.
  • Wang, C., Oyserman, D., Li, H., Liu, Q., Han, S. Accessible cultural mindset modulates default mode activity: Evidence for the culturally situated brain. Social Neuroscience, in press.
  • Luo, S., Shi, Z., Yang, X., Wang, X., Han, S. Reminders of mortality decrease midcingulate activity in response to others’ suffering. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, in press.

Credits to Peking University

Published: 09 March 2014

Last update: 23 April 2015