• Zhao. F., Wood. A,, Mutlu, B., & Niedenthal, P. (in prep) Nonverbal synchrony as an adaptation to social environments.

  • Liu, G., Cui, Z., Zhao, F., Wang, H., Rotshtein, P., Peng, K. and Sui, J. (under review) Gratitude and Joy: Neural Representations and Their Dissociable Modulation Patterns by Value and Intention.

  • Martin, J., Wood, A., Cox, W., Sievert, S., Nowak, R., Gilboa-Schechtman, E., Zhao, F., & Niedenthal, P. (under review) Social-functional smiles are perceptually-distinct and involve different facial movements.

  • Niedenthal, P. M., Rychlowska, M., Zhao, F., & Wood, A. (2019). Historical migration patterns shape contemporary cultures of emotion. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 1745691619849591.

  • Niedenthal, P. M., Rychlowska, M., Wood, A., & Zhao, F. (2018). Heterogeneity of Long-History Migration Predicts Smiling, Laughter and Positive Emotion Across the Globe and Within the United States. PloS one13(8), e0197651.


  • Society for Affective Science (SAS), Mar 21-23, 2019, Boston, MA. Face synchronizes when spoken language is prevented. (Talk)

  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Feb 7-9, 2019, Portland, OR. Nonverbal Synchrony as an adaptation to Social Environments (Poster) [html] [pdf]


  • Guo, Z., Zhao, F., & Mutlu, B. (2018) Implementing a non-humanoid robot for social sharing and reducing negative affection

    Mentor to Guo Z.,Undergraduate thesis with Dr. Bilge Mutlu

  • Zhao, F., Chen, Q., & Mutlu B.,(2017) Unburdening Remote Users: Designing and Evaluating a System for Assisted Orientation in Robot-Mediated Communication.