UCL-CNT Early Career Investigator Award in Neuroimaging Techniques 2020 presented to Yunzhe Liu

by Stefanie Rudrich
Head of Marketing (Brain Products)

On May 6, 2021, the “UCL-CNT Early Career Investigator Award in Neuroimaging Techniques 2020” was presented to Yunzhe Liu. Yunzhe received the award at the University College London’s (UCL) Center for Neuroimaging Techniques (CNT) “Annual Lecture on EEG”. The event had to be held virtually this year, but award presentation as well as the lecture on “EEG responses to cortical perturbations: an exploration across brain states and scales” by Prof. Marcello Massimini (University of Milan, Italy) were well attended.

Initiated in 2007, this annual award aims to acknowledge an exceptional contribution by a UCL student or staff member in the early stages of their career in the field of Neuroimaging. Brain Products and Brain Products UK are proud to sponsor the award, which includes a trophy, a certificate and a cheque for £1000.

UCL-CNT Early Career Investigator Award in Neuroimaging Techniques 2020 presented to Yunzhe Liu

Award Winner 2020: Yunzhe Liu

This year’s winner is Yunzhe Liu of the Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research. He received the award for the outstanding science he has produced over the course of his PhD.

On behalf of the whole Brain Products and Brain Products UK team, congratulations Yunzhe on winning this UCL-CNT award. We will for sure continue to follow your research and wish you all the best for your future!


[1] Liu Y, Dolan RJ, Kurth-Nelson Z, Behrens TEJ.
Human replay spontaneously reorganizes experience.
Cell: 2019; 178(3):640-652.e14. DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2019.06.012. PMID: 31280961.

[2] Liu, Y., Dolan, R.J., Higgins, C., Penagos, H., Woolrich, M.W., Ólafsdóttir, H.F., Barry, C., Kurth-Nelson, Z. and Behrens, T.E., 2021.
Temporally delayed linear modelling (TDLM) measures replay in both animals and humans.
Elife, 10, p.e66917.

[3] Liu Y, Mattar MG, Behrens TEJ, Daw ND, Dolan RJ.
Experience replay is associated with efficient nonlocal learning.
Science. 2021 May 21;372(6544):eabf1357. doi: 10.1126/science.abf1357. PMID: 34016753; PMCID: PMC7610948.

[4] Higgins C, Liu Y, Vidaurre D, Kurth-Nelson Z, Dolan R, Behrens T, Woolrich M.
Replay bursts in humans coincide with activation of the default mode and parietal alpha networks.
Neuron. 2021 Mar 3;109(5):882-893.e7. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2020.12.007. Epub 2020 Dec 23. PMID: 33357412; PMCID: PMC7927915.