Weihua Zhao (Zara)​


School of Life Science and Technology, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China


No.2006, Xiyuan Ave, West Hi-Tech Zone, 611731 


Fax :+ 86 028-61830811

E-mail : zarazhao@uestc.edu.cn


2018.06-Present, Postdoc, Biomedical Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China


2013.09-2018.06, PhD, Biomedical Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China

2017.03-2018.03, Joint Phd student in University of Bonn, Germany

2010.09-2013.06, M.A., Developmental and Educational Psychology, Southwest University, China

2006.09-2010.06, B.S., Psychology, Southwest University, China


(1) Becker, B., GENG, Y., Zhao, W., Zhou, F., Ma, X., Yao, S., & Kendrick, K. M. (2018). Oxytocin facilitates empathic-and self-embarrassment ratings by attenuating amygdala and anterior insula responses. Frontiers in Endocrinology, 9, 572.

(2) Ma, X., Zhao, W., Luo, R., Zhou, F., Geng, Y., Xu, L., … & Kendrick, K. M. (2018).  Sex- and context-dependent effects of oxytocin on social sharing. Neuroimage,183: 62-72. doi: org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.08.004

(3) Yao, S., Zhao, W., Geng, Y., Chen, Y., Zhao, Z., Ma, X., ... & Kendrick, K. M. (2018). Oxytocin facilitates approach behavior to positive social stimuli via decreasing anterior insula activity. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, pyy068, doi: org/10.1093/ijnp/pyy068

(4) Geng, Y., Zhao, W., Zhou, F., Ma, X., Yao, S., Hurlemann, R., …& Kendrick, K. M. Oxytocin enhancement of emotional empathy: generalization across cultures and effects on amygdala activity (2018). Frontiers in Neuroscience, 12.

(5) Zhao W, Ma X, Le J, et al. (2018). Oxytocin biases men to be more or less tolerant of others’ dislike dependent upon their relationship status. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 88:167-172. doi: org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2017.12.010

(6) Yao, S., Becker, B., Zhao, W., Zhao, Z., Kou, J., Ma, X., ... & Kendrick, K. M. (2017). Oxytocin Modulates Attention Switching Between Interoceptive Signals and External Social Cues. Neuropsychopharmacology. doi:10.1038/npp.2017.189

(7) Luo, L., Becker, B., Geng, Y., Zhao, Z., Gao, S., Zhao, W., ... & Hu, J. (2017). Sex-dependent neural effect of oxytocin during subliminal processing of negative emotion faces. NeuroImage, 162, 127-137. doi: org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.08.079

(8) Luo, R., Xu, L., Zhao, W., Ma, X., Xu, X., Kou, J., ... & Kendrick, K. M. (2017). Oxytocin facilitation of acceptance of social advice is dependent upon the perceived trustworthiness of individual advisors. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 83, 1-8. doi: org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2017.05.020

(9) Zhao, W., Geng, Y., Luo, L., Zhao, Z., Ma, X., Xu, L., ... & Kendrick, K. M. (2017). Oxytocin increases the perceived value of both self-and other-owned items and alters medial prefrontal cortex activity in an endowment task. Frontiers in human neuroscience, 11: 272. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2017.00272

(10) Xu, X., Yao, S., Xu, L., Geng, Y., Zhao, W., Ma, X., ... & Kendrick, K. M. (2017). Oxytocin biases men but not women to restore social connections with individuals who socially exclude them. Scientific reports, 7: 40589.

(11) Gao, S.*, Becker, B.*, Luo, L., Geng, Y., Zhao, W., Yin, Y., Hu, J., Gao, Z., Gong, Q., Hurlemann, R., Yao &Kendrick K. M. (2016). Oxytocin, the peptide that bonds the sexes also divides them. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201602620. doi: org/10.1073/pnas.1602620113 

(12) Zhao, W., Yao, S., Li, Q., Geng, Y., Ma, X., Luo, L., Xu, L. and Kendrick, K. M. (2016). Oxytocin blurs the self-other distinction during trait judgments and reduces medial prefrontal cortex responses. Human Brain Mapping, 37: 2512–2527. doi: 10.1002/hbm.23190

(13) Zhao, W., Kendrick, K. M., Chen, F., Li, H., & Feng, T. (2016). Neural circuitry involved in quitting after repeated failures: role of the cingulate and temporal parietal junction. Scientific Reports, 6, 24713. doi: org/10.1038/srep24713

(14) Shuxia Yao, Benjamin Becker, Yayuan Geng, Zhiying Zhao, Xiaolei Xu, Weihua Zhao, Peng Ren, Keith M. Kendrick. (2016). Voluntary control of anterior insula and its functional connections is feedback-independent and increases pain empathy, NeuroImage,130, 230-240. doi:org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.02.035.

(15) Lei Xu, Xiaole Ma, Weihua Zhao, Lizhu Luo, Shuxia Yao, Keith M. Kendrick (2015). Oxytocin enhances attentional bias for neutral and positive expression faces in individuals with higher autistic traits, Psychoneuroendocrinology, 62,352-358. doi: org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2015.09.002

(16) Luo, L., Ma, X., Zheng, X., Zhao, W., Xu, L., Becker, B., & Kendrick, K. M. (2015). Neural systems and hormones mediating attraction to infant and child faces. Frontiers in psychology, 6. doi: org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00970

(17) Weihua Zhao, Tingyong Feng, Rebecca Kazinka (2014). The Extensibility of the Endowment Effect to Others is Mediated by Degree of Intimacy. Asian Journal of Social Psychology.17,296-301

(18) Ma, X., Luo, L., Geng, Y., Zhao, W., Zhang, Q., & Kendrick, K. M. (2014). Oxytocin increases liking for a country's people and national flag but not for other cultural symbols or consumer products. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 8. doi: org/10.3389/fnbeh.2014.00266

(19) Yao, S., Zhao, W., Cheng, R., Geng, Y., Luo, L., & Kendrick, K. M. (2014). Oxytocin makes females, but not males, less forgiving following betrayal of trust. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 17(11), 1785-1792. doi: org/10.1017/S146114571400090X

(20) Zhao W, Luo L, Li Q, & Kendrick K.M. (2013).  What can psychiatric disorders tell us about neural processing of the self? Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7,485. doi: org/10.3389/fnhum.2013.00485

(21) Tingyong Feng*, Weihua Zhao*, Gabriel F. Donnayc. (2013). The endowment effect can extend from self to mother: Evidence from an fMRI study. Behavioural Brain Research, 248,74-79 Joint first author

        (22)  刘雷,赵伟华,冯廷勇 (2012). 跨期选择的认知机制与神经基础. 心理科学,35(1):56-61.

(23) 冯廷勇,袁文萍,赵伟华 (2011).  免费教育师范生学习适应状况及与报考动机的关系.  心理学探新, 31(6):559-563.

(24) 赵伟华,索涛,冯廷勇,李红(2010).  禀赋效应的研究现状与展望. 心理科学,33(5):1180-1182.