Hakwan Lau

Summary

Affiliation: University College London
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Dissociating response selection and conflict in the medial frontal surface
    Hakwan Lau
    Functional Imaging Laboratory, Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, University College London, 12 Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, UK
    Neuroimage 29:446-51. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint On measuring the perceived onsets of spontaneous actions
    Hakwan C Lau
    Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, University College London, London WC1N 3BG, United Kingdom
    J Neurosci 26:7265-71. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Manipulating the experienced onset of intention after action execution
    Hakwan C Lau
    University College London, UK
    J Cogn Neurosci 19:81-90. 2007
  4. pmc Motivation to do well enhances responses to errors and self-monitoring
    Sara L Bengtsson
    Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, Institute of Neurology, London, UK
    Cereb Cortex 19:797-804. 2009
  5. pmc Law, responsibility, and the brain
    Dean Mobbs
    Welcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Biol 5:e103. 2007
  6. pmc The Kuleshov Effect: the influence of contextual framing on emotional attributions
    Dean Mobbs
    Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, Functional Imaging Laboratory, University College London, London, UK
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 1:95-106. 2006
  7. pmc How the brain translates money into force: a neuroimaging study of subliminal motivation
    Mathias Pessiglione
    Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, Institute of Neurology, University College London, 12 Queen Square London WC1N 3BG, UK
    Science 316:904-6. 2007
  8. pmc Relative blindsight in normal observers and the neural correlate of visual consciousness
    Hakwan C Lau
    Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, University College London, London WC1N 3BG, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:18763-8. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Unconscious activation of the cognitive control system in the human prefrontal cortex
    Hakwan C Lau
    Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, University College London, London WC1N 3BG, United Kingdom
    J Neurosci 27:5805-11. 2007
  10. doi request reprint A higher order Bayesian decision theory of consciousness
    Hakwan C Lau
    Wellcome Trust Functional Imaging Laboratory, University College London, 12 Queen Square, London, UK
    Prog Brain Res 168:35-48. 2008

Detail Information

Publications12

  1. ncbi request reprint Dissociating response selection and conflict in the medial frontal surface
    Hakwan Lau
    Functional Imaging Laboratory, Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, University College London, 12 Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, UK
    Neuroimage 29:446-51. 2006
    ..The two clusters of activation do not overlap, and the peaks of them were about 30 mm apart. We conclude that the activity in the pre-SMA is related to the endogenous generation of action rather than response conflict...
  2. ncbi request reprint On measuring the perceived onsets of spontaneous actions
    Hakwan C Lau
    Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, University College London, London WC1N 3BG, United Kingdom
    J Neurosci 26:7265-71. 2006
    ..We therefore argue that the timing method of Libet et al. (1983) is problematic, because the measuring process affects the neural representations of action and thus also the perceived onsets that the method is designed to measure...
  3. ncbi request reprint Manipulating the experienced onset of intention after action execution
    Hakwan C Lau
    University College London, UK
    J Cogn Neurosci 19:81-90. 2007
    ..A model, which is based on the mechanism of cue integration under the presence of noise, is offered to explain the results. The implications for the conscious control of spontaneous actions are discussed...
  4. pmc Motivation to do well enhances responses to errors and self-monitoring
    Sara L Bengtsson
    Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, Institute of Neurology, London, UK
    Cereb Cortex 19:797-804. 2009
    ..We suggest that the motivation to do well leads to treating errors as being in conflict with one's ideals for oneself...
  5. pmc Law, responsibility, and the brain
    Dean Mobbs
    Welcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Biol 5:e103. 2007
  6. pmc The Kuleshov Effect: the influence of contextual framing on emotional attributions
    Dean Mobbs
    Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, Functional Imaging Laboratory, University College London, London, UK
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 1:95-106. 2006
    ..These prefrontal regions may act to guide appropriate choices across altering contexts. Together, these findings offer a neurobiological basis for contextual framing effects on social attributions...
  7. pmc How the brain translates money into force: a neuroimaging study of subliminal motivation
    Mathias Pessiglione
    Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, Institute of Neurology, University College London, 12 Queen Square London WC1N 3BG, UK
    Science 316:904-6. 2007
    ..Our findings thus reveal this region as a key node in brain circuitry that enables expected rewards to energize behavior, without the need for the subjects;awareness...
  8. pmc Relative blindsight in normal observers and the neural correlate of visual consciousness
    Hakwan C Lau
    Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, University College London, London WC1N 3BG, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:18763-8. 2006
    ..Our results suggest that the prefrontal cortex is important for the essentially subjective aspects of conscious perception...
  9. ncbi request reprint Unconscious activation of the cognitive control system in the human prefrontal cortex
    Hakwan C Lau
    Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, University College London, London WC1N 3BG, United Kingdom
    J Neurosci 27:5805-11. 2007
    ..These results suggest that the cognitive control system in the prefrontal cortex is not exclusively driven by conscious information, as has been believed previously...
  10. doi request reprint A higher order Bayesian decision theory of consciousness
    Hakwan C Lau
    Wellcome Trust Functional Imaging Laboratory, University College London, 12 Queen Square, London, UK
    Prog Brain Res 168:35-48. 2008
    ..This model readily explains blindsight and hallucinations in formal terms, and is beginning to receive direct empirical support. I end by discussing some philosophical implications of the model...
  11. ncbi request reprint Should scientists think? Comment on Machado and Silva (2007)
    Hakwan C Lau
    University College London and University of Oxford
    Am Psychol 62:686-8; discussion 689-91. 2007
    ..The author's claim is that there is neural activity in the medial frontal wall that reflects such conscious feelings. Other recent empirical evidence that supports this view is described...
  12. ncbi request reprint Attention to intention
    Hakwan C Lau
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Science 303:1208-10. 2004
    ..Prefrontal activity, but not parietal activity, was more strongly coupled with activity in the pre-SMA. We conclude that activity in the pre-SMA reflects the representation of intention...