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Tianming Yang, PhD

Principle Investigator
Laboratory of Neural Mechanisms of Decision Making and Cognition
Institute of Neuroscience
Key Laboratory of Primate Neurobiology
CAS Center for Excellence in Brain Science and Intelligence Technology
Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Dr. Tianming Yang obtained his B.S. degree in the Department of Biochemistry at Fudan University. He received his Ph. D. in neuroscience at the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, investigating the neural plasticity in visual cortices under the advice of Dr. John Maunsell. He then did his postdoctoral research with Dr. Michael Shadlen then at the University of Washington, Seattle, studying the neural mechanism underlying probabilistic reasoning. In 2008, Dr. Yang became a staff scientist in the Section on Neurobiology of Learning and Memory at the National Institute of Mental Health, USA, working on the reward circuitry in the brain. Since 2013, Dr. Yang works at the Institute of Neuroscience as Investigator and Head of the Laboratory of Neural Mechanisms of Decision Making and Cognition.