Welcome to the site of Lei Zhang | 张磊!
Starting from Dec. 01, 2022, I am an Associate Professor at the Centre for Human Brain Health and Institute for Mental Health, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, UK.
2x PhD positions available! See “Join the lab“. (application closed)
I was a Postdoc fellow in Social Decision Neuroscience at the SCAN-Unit, University of Vienna. Before that, I worked in the Gläscher Lab (PhD, summa cum laude, and 1-year postdoc) at University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, and I also worked as a Roche intern for Scientific Exchange (RiSE), based in the Clinical Computational Neuroscience Group at Roche Innovation Center Basel, Switzerland.
My research applies knowledge from cognitive neuroscience, psychology, and computational modeling to gain a comprehensive understanding of how the brain computes values and social information when making decisions. For that, I use behavioral measurements, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and Bayesian hierarchical modeling.
Besides, I am deeply interested in Computational Psychiatry, to assess whether the same computational constructs preserve in psychiatric disorders, and how they might go awry at the neurocomputational level.
See my full CV. (last updated: Mar. 2023)
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contact: l.zhang.13[at]bham.ac.uk OR bnuzhanglei2008[at]gmail.com