Chun-Wei Hsu · 許珺崴

Chun-Wei Hsu

E: chun-wei.hsu (@)

T: 01752 600 600

A: Link 3, Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA

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Project: Creative Cognition and Deceptive Communication

Compare the roles of creativity in deceptive communication, using behavioural and cognitive neuroscience methods and paradigms.

Research Interests

I am interested in how people conduct high-level cognition in complex social interaction and how people evaluate different choices, expect the pay-offs and take action during the decision-making process. After taking courses and reading recent articles combining cognition or social psychology with neuroscience, I realized that the way people reason and form self-perceptions shapes their behaviors. The prefrontal lobe plays a vital role in these processes. In a social situation, ideal interaction requires people to stimulate others' perspectives to shape their behaviors, which is of great interest to me. In order to understand the above questions, human neuro-imaging methods with fMRI or EEG combined with behavioral paradigms is the neurosicence approach I want to use to answer my research questions.


I am from Taiwan. I went to undergraduate school at National Taiwan University (NTU) and double majored in life science and psychology within four years (Sep. 2007 - Jun. 2011). I completed my master’s degree in Cognitive Neuroscience and Human Neuroimaging at University of Sheffield (Sep. 2012 - Aug. 2013). I was involved in a project: "The neural correlates of automatic emotion regulation : Faical feedback hypothesis", about how facial muscles alter their emotion perception and regulation abilities subconsciously by measuring behavioral (self-report) and neural responses (fMRI brain activation). After obtaining my master degree, I worked in Brain and Mind Lab at NTU (Oct. 2013 - April. 2014) and investigated to what extent people use arithmetic (rational) or emotions (irrational) while doing decision making using fMRI.

Research Experience

Oct 2013 … Apr 2014: Research Assistant in Brain and Mind Laboratory, Dr. Joshua Goh Ooon Soo, College of Medicine, NTU; fMRI project: "Neurofunctional Evidence for the Dual Process Theory on Value-based Decisions"

Mar 2013 … Aug 2013: Master Thesis (fMRI project): Neural Correlates of Emotion Perception: Facial Feedback Hypothesis (supervisor: Dr. Thomas Farrow, University of Sheffield, UK)

Jul 2011 … Aug 2012: Research Assistant in Linguistic Neuroscience Laboratory, Dr. Tai-Li Chou, Department of Psychology, NTU; fMRI project: "Is language important for perceiving emotions? : Motivation deficits in schizophrenia"


Bachelor of Science, National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan
Sep. 2007 - Jun. 2011: Major, Life Science
Sep. 2009 - Jun. 2011Double Major in Psychology
GPA: overall 3.92/4.0 (Note: 3.92 out of 4.00);
Major in Psychology 4.0/4.0
Sep 2010:Qualification for a non degree Program of Neuroscience and Cognitive Science

Master of Science (Research), The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Sep 2012 … Sep 2013 Cognitive Neuroscience and Human Neuroimaging
Overall Result: Pass with Distinction

Honors and Awards

Jul 2012: Taiwan Merit Postgraduate Scholarship 2012 (£6,500)
Awarded to Taiwanese students in postgraduate masters program; University of Sheffield

Jul 2012: Departmental Psychology Bursary 2012, University of Sheffield (£1,500)

May 2012: Ministry of Education Studying Abroad Scholarship (16,000 US dollars per year, for two years)

Oct 2011: National Taiwan University Presidential Award Top 5% semester GPA in class