Yina received her Ph.D. (psychology) from Peking University in 2012 and is currently a post-doctoral fellow working with Todd Heatherton. She studies neural mechanisms of social cognition (such as empathy, self-reflection, emotional and pain-related processes). She has a particular interest in how individuals’ genetic makeup and individual differences in psychological measurement influence emotional processes and social behaviors.
Ma, Y., Li, B., Wang, C., Shi, Z., Sun, Y., Sheng, F., Zhang, Y., Zhang, W., Rao, Y., Han, S. (in press). 5-HTTLPR polymorphism modulates neural mechanisms of negative self-reflection. Cerebral Cortex.
Ma, Y., Bang, D., Wang, C., Allen, M., Frith, C. D., Roepstorff, A., Han, S. (in press). Sociocultural patterning of neural activity during self‐reflection. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.
Meyer, M. L., Masten, C. L., Ma, Y., Wang, C., Shi, Z., Eisenberger, N. I., Han, S. (in press). Empathy for the social suffering of friends and strangers recruits distinct patterns of brain activation. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.
Wang, C., Ma, Y., Han, S. (in press). Self-construal priming modulates in pain perception: Event-related potential evidence. Cognitive Neuroscience.
Freeman, J. B., Ma, Y., Han, S., Ambady, N. (2013). Influences of Culture and Visual Context on Real-Time Social Categorization. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49, 206-210.
Ma, Y., Han, S. (2012). Functional Dissociation of the Left and Right Fusiform Gyrus in Self‐Face Recognition. Human Brain Mapping, 33, 2255‐2267.
Ma, Y., Han, S. (2012). Is the self always better than a friend? Self‐face recognition in Christians and atheists. PLoS ONE, 7(5): e37824. doi:10.1371/journal.pone. 0037824.
Wang, G., Mao, L., Ma, Y., Yang, X., Cao, J., Liu, X., Wang, J., Wang, X., Han. S. (2012). Neural representations of close others in collectivistic brains. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 7, 222‐229.
Ma, Y., Wang, C., Han, S. (2011). Neural responses to perceived pain in others predict real‐life monetary donations in different socioeconomic contexts. NeuroImage, 57, 1273‐1280.
Ma, Y., Han, S. (2011). Attitudes influence implicit racial face categorization in a perceptual task. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 14, 887‐899.
Ma, Y., Han, S (2011). Neural representation of self‐concept in sighted and congenitally blind adults. Brain, 134, 247‐257.
Liew, S‐L., Ma, Y., Han, S., Aziz‐Zadeh, L. (2011) Who’s Afraid of the Boss: Cultural Differences in Social Hierarchies Modulate Self‐Face Recognition in Chinese and Americans. PLoS ONE 6(2): e16901.
Han, S., Ma, Y., & Sui, J. (2011). Self identity in sociocultural contexts: Implications from studies of self‐face recognition. In Han, S., & Pöppel, E. (Eds.). Culture and Neural Frames of Cognition and Communication (On Thinking). pp 65‐76, Berlin: Springer.
Ma, Y., Han, S. (2010). Why respond faster to the self than others? An implicit positive association theory of self advantage during implicit face recognition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 36, 619‐633.
Han, S., Qin, J., Ma, Y. (2010). Neurocognitive processes of linguistic cues related to death. Neuropsychologia, 48, 3436‐3442.
Han, S., Gu, X., Mao, L., Ge, J., Wang, G., Ma, Y. (2010). Neural substrates of self‐referential processing in Chinese Buddhists. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 5, 332‐339.
Ma, Y., Han, S. (2009). Self‐face advantage is modulated by social threat — Boss effect on self‐face recognition. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 1048‐1051.
Ma, Y., Ge, J., Xu, X., Fan, Y., Yang, S., Han. S. (2009). Asymmetric neurocognitive representation of ethnic in‐group/out‐group faces. Chinese Science Bulletin, 54, 2076‐2081.
Han, S., Mao, L., Gu, X., Zhu, Y., Ge, J., Ma, Y. (2008). Neural consequences of religious belief on self‐referential processing. Social Neuroscience, 3, 1‐15.