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Dr. Xiaoqing Hu

Room 6.62, Department of Psychology
The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus
The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 3917-2291

Social & Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory

Room 6.80, Department of Psychology
The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus
The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

Subject Recruitment

We are inviting research participants for our behavior, EEG and sleep research. Please click the below links to learn more about the details of these experiments.

  • EEG Experiment
  • Sleep Experiment

  • Research Internship Opportunities

    The Social and Cognitive Neuroscience Lab is looking for research interns to work on a range of research projects including but not limited to memory control, motivated forgetting, sleep and memory consolidation, ethical decision making, attitude formation and change, prejudice and stereotyping, implicit social cognition.

    Some of the research questions we are currently investigating are:
    1. how to help people better control unwanted thoughts and memories
    2. how to leverage sleep to manipulate memories
    3. how people form new attitudes or change their existing attitudes
    4. how psychological distress influences ethical decision makings, how to reduce unintentional prejudice and stereotyping, etc.

    Research interns are expected to work closely with Dr. Hu and other lab members on these projects, assisting in literature review, task programming, behavioral and EEG data collection, data analyses and manuscript preparation. Depending on specific project, research interns will gain experience in computer-based behavioral testing, EEG/PSG set up and testing, as well as eye-tracking.

    Intern Selection:
    1. Academic excellence
    2. Highly motivated to gain hands-on experiences in behavioral neuroscience and sleep research
    3. Knowledge of, or eager to learn programming/data analytical software including R, Python, E-prime, SPSS, Matlab.

    Students from majors other than Psychology, including but not limited to Biology, Statistics, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Biomedical Science/Engineering etc. are also highly welcomed if you would like to gain interdisciplinary research experience. Because one main focus of the lab research concerns sleep’s role in emotion and memory processes, the Interns are expected to be flexible with schedule, such as monitoring EEGs/PSGs during evenings. Students who are interested in working in the lab please send an email with CV to the lab director:

    Contact Us

    Social & Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory
    Room 6.80, 6/F,
    Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus,
    The University of Hong Kong,
    Hong Kong, S.A.R. China
    Dr. Xiaoqing Hu
    Assistant Professor
    Phone: +852 3917-2291

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