Journal Publications

YC Leong & J Zaki (under review). Unrealistic optimism in advice taking: A computational account.
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YC Leong*, A Radulescu*, R Daniel, V DeWoskin, & Y Niv (2017). Dynamic interaction between reinforcement learning and attention in multidimensional environments. Neuron.
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J Chen*, YC Leong*, CJ Honey, CH Yong, KA Norman & U Hasson (2017). Shared memories reveal shared structure in neural activity across individuals. Nature Neuroscience.
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Y Niv, R Daniel, A Geana, SJ Gershman, YC Leong, A Radulescu & RC Wilson (2015). Reinforcement learning in multidimensional environments relies on attention mechanisms.The Journal of Neuroscience.
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PN Johnson-Laird, OE Kang, & YC Leong (2012). On musical dissonance. Music Perception: An Interdisciplinary Journal.
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Conference Proceedings

N Velez*, YC Leong*, C Pan, J Zaki, & H Gweon (2016). Learning and making novel predictions about others’ preferences. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.
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YC Leong & Y Niv (2013). Human reinforcement learning processes act on learned attentionally-filtered representations of the world. Extended abstract at the 1st Multidisciplinary Conference on Reinforcement Learning and Decision Making.
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R Daniel, V DeWoskin, YC Leong, A Radulescu & Y Niv (2013) Humans employ selective attention when learning in complex environments: evidence from computational modeling and neuroimaging. Extended abstract at The 1st Multidisciplinary Conference on Reinforcement Learning and Decision Making.

Invited Talks (Selected)

YC Leong & J Zaki (2017). Inflated perception of expertise: A computational account. Symposium Talk at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.
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YC Leong (2016). A primer to computational modeling in psychology and neuroscience. Workshop at the Stanford Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference, Stanford, CA.
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YC Leong, R Daniel, A Radulescu, V DeWoskin & Y Niv (2015). Dynamic interaction between reinforcement learning and attention in multidimensional environments. Talk delivered at the 5th Annual Interdisciplinary Symposium on Decision Neuroscience, Boston, MA.
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YC Leong & Y Niv (2013). Learning what’s relevant in a largely irrelevant world. Talk delivered at the 8th Barbados Workshop in Reinforcement Learning: Planning in Reinforcement Learning, Holetown, Barbados.
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Posters (Selected)

YC Leong, B Hughes & J Zaki (2017) Seeing what we want to see: Motivation shapes perceptual judgments and category-selective activity in the ventral visual stream. Society for Affective Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.
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YC Leong, S Morelli, R Carlson, M Kullar & J Zaki (2017) Neural Prediction of Social Support Hubs in Emerging Social Networks Society for Affective Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.
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YC Leong & J Zaki (2016). Excessive optimism when evaluating and following advice.Society of Personality and Social Psychology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
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YC Leong, A Radulescu, R Daniel & Y Niv (2015). Computation and update of neural value signals are biased by attention in a multidimensional decision-making task. Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
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Y Leong & Y Niv (2012). The role of selective attention in learning. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA
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