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Welcome to the Social & Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at the University of Hong Kong!



We are a cognitive neuroscience laboratory in the Department of Psychology at the University of Hong Kong led by Dr. Xiaoqing HU. Our research group consists of post-doctoral fellow, graduate students, research assistants and interns.



Our research aims at understanding how we remember and forget about our past experiences, and the neurocognitive processes supporting these memory dynamics. One fundamental assumption of this research is that memory plays a central role in shaping our preferences and beliefs, and in guiding our judgments and behaviors. Our research aims to elucidate how motivational, emotional and cognitive processes may influence memory processes. Of particular interests, we consider sleep as an indispensable component to complete our understanding of memory.


News & Events

Congratulations to Cindy and Tammy!

Congratulations on Cindy's RA position offer from HKUST, and Tammy's master offer from Radboud University!

New in Psychophysiology!

Our new paper authored by Hui Xie, titled Forgetting positive social feedback is difficult: ERP evidence from a directed forgetting paradigm is accpected by Psychophysiology!

New in SCAN!

Our new paper Optimistic amnesia: How online and offline processing shape belief updating and memory biases in immediate and long-term optimism biases authored by Ziqing Yao, Xuanyi Lin and Xiaoqing Hu just got accepted by Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience! Great work!

Welcome to our new members!

Welcome to our new Post-doc fellow, Dr. Haiyang Geng!

Welcome to our new members!

Welcome to our new Ph.D. students, Yiwen! Josephine will continue her journey with us as research assistant~

New Sleep Lab will put into use!

Our newly renovated sleep lab located in the Hong Kong Jockey Club Building for Interdisciplinary Research will put into use~

New in PsyArxiv!

New publication titled Prosocial behavior promotes positive emotion during the COVID-19 pandemic is on PsyArXiv now!

New in Psychological Bulletin!

New publication titled Promoting Memory Consolidation During Sleep: A Meta-Analysis of Targeted Memory Reactivation is published now!


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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