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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 Rui Jin!

Cindy has successfully defended her MPhil thesis, great work Cindy! Her master's research investigated the relationship between sleep and attitude change, and focused on two aspects - evaluative conditioning and implicit gender bias. Congratulations again!

New in Journal of Sleep Research!

Our new paper titled Altered brain activity related to inhibitory processing in youth with insomnia got accepted by Journal of Sleep Research ! This work was cooperated with the Sleep Research Clinic and Laboratory supervised by Dr. Shirley Xin Li. Jiefan Ling (Sleep Research Clinic and Laboratory) and Xuanyi Lin (Social and Cognitive Neuroscience Lab) contributed equally to this work.

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!


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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