College Hughes Hall
Research Focus


  • Behavioural Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • fMRI
  • Computation
  • Clinical Conditions

  • Depressive disorders
  • Equipment & Techniques

  • Behavioural analysis
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
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    Xinhu Zhang

    University Position
    PhD student


    My research targets the negative feelings people can get from reward loss, which relates to sadness and is one of the core features of depression. I am testing the hypothesis that altered activity in the lateral orbitofrontal cortex (latOFC) reported in depression contributes to this symptom. I am also developing a connectivity fingerprinting protocol to identify a region within marmoset latOFC that appears most similar to the latOFC region shown to be dysregulated in depressed human patients.

    Key Publications