Dr. Jie Sui
Senior Research Fellow in Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuroscience and Reader of Cognitive Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology, University of Bath, United Kingdom.
Jie Sui completed her PhD (2004) and carried out postdoctoral research in Cognitive Neuroscience at Peking University of China. She then has consecutively been awarded three prestigious fellowships (Royal Society Research Fellowship, Marie Curie Research Fellowship, and Newton International Fellowship) based on Universities of Hull and Birmingham. She became a Senior Research Fellow in Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuroscience in Oxford from 2012. She moved to the University of Bath to take up a Readership Position in Cognitive Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology in 2016.
Jie Sui is a cognitive neuroscientist interested in understanding cognitive and neural processes involved in social cognition ? how and why we think about and attend to ourselves and others - and how social and cultural experience shapes the way that we perceive the world. For example, she has recently developed a novel associative learning approach to demonstrate that people rapidly gain an attentional biases to neutral stimuli tagged to themselves compared with stimuli associated to others. This association also changes the connectivity between brain circuits, revealing the social construction of cognition at a neural level. In order to explore which factor(s) drive self-biased behaviour in humans, she has also examined the relations between three fundamental components of social cognition ? the self, our emotional responses, and reward. Her work has employed behavioural and neuroimaging measures (EEG and fMRI), along with neuropsychological patient studies. In addition, she is interested in the transfer of knowledge into other research fields, from child development through to healthy aging and psychiatric disorders by developing self-association approaches.