Hakwan Lau, Ph.D.

A Short Biography:

I work on the neural mechanisms of conscious perception, attention, and sensory metacognition, using human fMRI and Bayesian computational modeling. Recently I have also been interested in using such knowledge to try to develop new ways to treat anxiety disorders, using fear conditioning as a model

Work Titles
UCLA Professor, Psychology Member, Brain Research Institute

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A selected list of publications:

Lau, Hakwan   Consciousness, Metacognition, & Perceptual Reality Monitoring. , PsyArXiv, 2019; .
Taschereau-Dumouchel Vincent, Kawato Mitsuo, Lau Hakwan   Multivoxel pattern analysis reveals dissociations between subjective fear and its physiological correlates Molecular psychiatry, 2019; 202: 116111.
Knotts J D, Odegaard Brian, Lau Hakwan, Rosenthal David   Subjective inflation: phenomenology's get-rich-quick scheme Current opinion in psychology, 2019; 29: 49-55.
Taschereau-Dumouchel Vincent, Cortese Aurelio, Chiba Toshinori, Knotts J D, Kawato Mitsuo, Lau Hakwan   Towards an unconscious neural reinforcement intervention for common fears Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2018; 115(13): 3470-3475.

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