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    Design Meets Neuroscience: An Electroencephalogram Study of Design Thinking in Concept Generation Phase
    with Jieqian Ouyang, Huazhen Wang, Juan Zhang, An Liu, Xiaolei Min, and Xing Du
    Frontiers in Psychology 13. 2022.
    Extant research on design thinking is subjective and limited. This manuscript combines protocol analysis and electroencephalogram to read design thoughts in the core design activities of concept generation phase. The results suggest that alpha band power had event related synchronization in the scenario task and divergent thinking occupies a dominant position. However, it had event related desynchronization in analogy and inference activities, etc., and it is stronger for mental pressure and exe…Read more
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    Electrophysiological Correlates of Processing Warning Signs With Different Background Colors: An Event-Related Potentials Investigation
    with Jingpeng Yuan, Zhipeng Song, Huijian Fu, Xiao Liu, and Jun Bian
    Frontiers in Psychology 12. 2021.
    Warning signs, as a type of safety signs, are widely applied in our daily lives to informing people about potential hazards and prompting safe behavior. Although previous studies have paid attention to the color of warning signs, they are mostly based on surveys and behavioral experiments. The neural substrates underlying the perception of warning signs with different background colors remain not clearly characterized. Therefore, this research is intended to address this gap with event-related p…Read more
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    Lactate: A Novel Signaling Molecule in Synaptic Plasticity and Drug Addiction
    with Qiuting Wang, Jiale Wan, Bo Dong, and Jinhao Sun
    Bioessays 41 (8): 1900008. 2019.
    l‐Lactate is emerging as a crucial regulatory nexus for energy metabolism in the brain and signaling transduction in synaptic plasticity, memory processes, and drug addiction instead of being merely a waste by‐product of anaerobic glycolysis. In this review, the role of lactate in various memory processes, synapse plasticity and drug addiction on the basis of recent studies is summarized and discussed. To this end, three main parts are presented: first, lactate as an energy substrate in energy m…Read more
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    Social Trait Information in Deep Convolutional Neural Networks Trained for Face Identification
    with Connor J. Parde, Carlos Castillo, Swami Sankaranarayanan, and Alice J. O'Toole
    Cognitive Science 43 (6). 2019.
    Faces provide information about a person's identity, as well as their sex, age, and ethnicity. People also infer social and personality traits from the face — judgments that can have important societal and personal consequences. In recent years, deep convolutional neural networks (DCNNs) have proven adept at representing the identity of a face from images that vary widely in viewpoint, illumination, expression, and appearance. These algorithms are modeled on the primate visual cortex and consist…Read more