Chao Liu

Psychologist and Brain Scientist; 2022-2023 Berggruen China Center Fellow

Dr. Chao Liu is Professor of the State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning and IDG/ McGovern Institute of Brain Science, Beijing Normal University. He gained a Ph.D. in Psychology at University of Michigan Ann Arbor. His research direction is emotional and social neuroscience, mainly focusing on the regulatory role and brain mechanism of emotion in social cognition, especially moral cognition, as well as its application in education, management, public safety and other fields. He has published more than 40 papers in related journals such as Cerebral Cortex, Neuroimage, Social Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience, etc.

At present, he is the Fellow of many academic associations including the Emotional and Health Psychology branch and Cultural Psychology branch of the Chinese Psychological Society; the Social Cognition branch of the Chinese Cognitive Science Society; the Emotional Machine Intelligence branch of the Chinese Artificial Intelligence Society, and the Chinese branch of the International Social Neuroscience Society.

He is editor of several journals such as Frontiers in Decision Neuroscience, Acta Psychologica Sinica, Advances in Psychological Science; He was Keynote speaker of the National Psychological Conference and won a number of national talent titles. He is also the PI of two Major Project of National Social Science Foundations: “Characteristics of Chinese Moral Cognition and Emotion: Interdisciplinary Research of Psychology, Brain Science and Artificial Intelligence ” and “Characteristics of Chinese Social Cognition: Integration Research of Psychology and Brain Science”.

As a Berggruen China Center Fellow, Professor Chao Liu will carry out the research project “Philosophical, Psychological and Brain Research on How Intelligent Machines Acquire Social Emotions in a Man-machine Coexistence Society”.