Assistant Professor of Neural and Cognitive Sciences, NYU Shanghai; Global Network Assistant Professor, NYU
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Xinying Cai is Assistant Professor of Neural and Cognitive Sciences at NYU Shanghai. He is core faculty at the NYU-ECNU Institute of Brain and Cognitive Science at NYU Shanghai and an associate at the Center for Neural Science at NYU’s campus in New York City. He is also a member of the Institute for the Interdisciplinary Study of Decision Making (IISDM). He holds a PhD from Arizona State University and a BS from Zhejiang University.
Professor Cai’s current research focuses on elucidating the neural underpinnings of economic decision making (a.k.a Neuroeconomics). His work has appeared in leading scientific journals such as Science, Nature Neuroscience, Neuron and Journal of Neuroscience.
Cai was the recipient of the Excellence in Neural Engineering Award at the Second Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Conference on Neural Engineering.
Neural mechanisms of economic decision-making
Neuropsychiatry of the prefrontal basal ganglia pathways
Murray JD, Bernacchia A, Freedman DJ, Romo R, Wallis JD, Cai X, Padoa-Schioppa C, Pasternak T, Seo H, Lee D, Wang XJ (2014) A hierarchy of intrinsic timescales across primate cortex. Nature Neuroscience. Published online 10 November 2014. DOI:10.1038/nn.3862
Hyojung Seo, Xinying Cai, Christopher H. Donahue, and Daeyeol Lee (2014) Neural correlates of strategic reasoning during competitive games. Vol. 346 no. 6207 pp. 340-343. DOI:10.1126/Science.1256254
Cai X and Padoa-Schioppa C. (2014) Contributions of orbitofrontal and lateral prefrontal cortices to economic choice and good-to-action transformation. Neuron 81:1–12. DOI:10.1016/j.neuron.2014.01.008
Cai X and Padoa-Schioppa C. (2012) Neuronal encoding of subjective value in dorsal and ventral anterior cingulate cortex. Journal of Neuroscience. 32, 3791-3808. DOI:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3864-11.2012
Padoa-Schioppa C and Cai X. (2011) Orbitofrontal cortex and the computation of subjective value: consolidated concepts and new perspectives. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1239(1):130-7. DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2011.06262.x.
Cai X, Kim S, Lee D. (2011) Heterogeneous coding of temporally discounted values in the dorsal and ventral striatum during intertemporal choice. Neuron 69:170–82. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2010.11.041.
PhD, Bioengineering Arizona State University, 2007
BS, Control Science and Engineering Zhejiang University, 1999