Project Description

Dr. Frances Jingwen JIN

Assistant Professor

Prof. LEE Tatia Mei-chun

Office: 6.20

Phone: (852) 3917-2296



  • Ph.D in Clinical Psychology, 2018, Stony Brook University
  • B.S. in Psychology, 2011, The University of Iowa


My research targets the intersection between emotion and cognition, investigating the psychological and neural mechanisms of anxiety and depression.
My team focuses on decision making, using behavioral experiments, neuroimaging, and computational tools. By examining the decision making processes, we hope to contribute to better understanding of the computational mechanisms behind healthy and abnormal emotional experiences.


Jin, J., Van Snellenberg, J.X., Perlman, G., DeLorenzo, C., Klein, D.N., Kotov, R., Mohanty, A. (in press). Intrinsic Neural Circuitry of Depression in Adolescent Females. The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

Jin, J., Sabharwal, A., Infantolino, Z.P., Jarcho, J.M., Nelson, B.D. (in press). Time-Frequency Delta Activity to Social Feedback Demonstrates Differential Associations With Depression and Social Anxiety Symptoms. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience.

Imbriano, G., Sussman, T.J., Jin, J., Mohanty, A. (2019). The role of imagery in threat-related perceptual decision making. Emotion.

Jin, J., Narayanan, A., Perlman, G., Luking, K., DeLorenzo, C., Hajcak, G. Klein, D., Kotov, R., Mohanty, A. (2017). Orbitofrontal cortex activity and connectivity predicts future depression symptoms in adolescence. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging.
*Note: paper was highlighted in the journal’s commentary

Sussman, T. J., Jin, J., & Mohanty, A. (2016). Top-down factors in threat-related perception and attention in anxiety. Biological Psychology.

Jin, J., Zelano, C., Gottfried, J. A., & Mohanty, A. (2015). Human Amygdala Represents the Complete Spectrum of Subjective Valence. Journal of Neuroscience35(45), 15145-15156.

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Psychopathology, Affective Neuroscience & Decision Making Laboratory (PANDM Lab)


I am taking interns in the 2019-2020 academic year.

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