Zhewei Zhang, 


Cognitive/System/Computational neuronscience


My name is Zhewei Zhang, and I am currently a post-doctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) working with Dr. Geoffrey Schoenbaum. My research focuses on the neural circuitry involved in encoding sensory prediction errors and reward prediction errors. I completed my Ph.D. under the supervision of Tianming Yang at the Institute of Neuroscience (ION), Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Maximizing gains while minimizing losses is a fundamental principle of decision-making and learning for all organisms. However, in the real world, the relationships between events and their corresponding reward outcomes can be complex and dynamic. To exhibit adaptive behavior, animals must be able to learn and track these contingencies, and this ability is the foundation of cognition. Thus, understanding the neural mechanisms underlying this process is critical. My research combines experimental and theoretical approaches to study these mechanisms and shed light on the neural basis of flexible and adaptive behaviors.

zhzhewei36 at gmail dot com

zhewei.zhang at nih dot gov


Jun. 2021 -  now Post-Doctoral Fellow, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health

      • Advisor: Geoffrey Schoenbaum, MD, Ph.D.

Sep. 2014 - Jun. 2021      Ph.D., Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

      • Advisor: Tianming Yang, Ph.D. 

Sep. 2010 - Jun. 2014   B.S.,  School of Life Science, Sun Yat-Sen University.


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