Narun “Non” Pornpattananangkul


Mailing address:

Department of Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
National University of Singapore

Block AS4, #02-07
9 Arts Link
Singapore 117570


Ph.D. & M.S.(Psychology: Brain, Behavior and Cognition) 2015 Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA

B.S. (Psychology) 2008 Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

Current Research

I am currently studying the neural basis of reward-processing and decision making.

Research Publications

Reznik, S. J., Nusslock, R., Pornpattananangkul, N., Coan, J. A., Abramson, L.Y., & Harmon-Jones, E. (in press). Laboratory induced learned helplessness attenuates approach motivation as indexed by posterior versus frontal theta activity. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience.

Pornpattananangkul, N., Chowdhury, A., Lei, F., & Yu, R. (2017). Social discounting in aging: Senior citizens are good Samaritans to strangers. Journal of Gerontology Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. DOI:10.1093/geronb/gbx040

Pornpattananangkul, N., Zhang, J., Chen, G., Kok, B., & Yu, R. (2017). Generous to whom? The influence of oxytocin on social discounting. Psychoneuroendocrinology. DOI: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2017.02.016

Pornpattananangkul, N., Nadig, A., Heidinger, S., Walden, K., & Nusslock, R. (2017). Elevated reward-related ERPs associated with a greater preference for larger-but-delayed rewards. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience. DOI: 10.3758/s13415-017-0501-4

Pornpattananangkul, N., & Nusslock, R. (2016). Willing to wait: Elevated reward-processing EEG activity associated with a greater preference for larger-but-delayed rewards. Neuropsychologia. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2016.07.037

Pornpattananangkul, N., Hariri, A., Harada, T., Mano, Y., Komeda, H., Parrish, T., Sadato, N., Iidaka, T., & Chiao, J.Y. (2016). Cultural influences on neural basis of inhibitory control. Neuroimage. DOI:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.05.061

Pornpattananangkul, N., & Nusslock, R. (2015). Motivated to win: The relationship between anticipatory and outcome reward-related neural activity. Brain and Cognition. DOI: 10.1016/j.bandc.2015.09.002

Pornpattananangkul, N.*, Hu, X.*, & Nusslock, R. (2015). Threat/Reward-Sensitivity and Hypomanic-Personality Modulate Cognitive-Control and Attentional Neural Processes to Emotional Stimuli. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. DOI: 10.1093/scan/nsv042. *Denotes equal contribution

Hu, X. *, Pornpattananangkul, N.*, & Nusslock, R. (2015). Executive control- and reward-related neural processes associated with the opportunity to engage in voluntary dishonest moral decision making. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 1-17. DOI: 10.3758/s13415-015-0336-9. *Denotes equal contribution

Zabelina, D. L., O’Leary, D., Pornpattananangkul, N., Nusslock, R., & Beeman, M. (2015). Creativity and sensory gating indexed by the P50: Selective versus leaky sensory gating in divergent thinkers and creative achievers. Neuropsychologia, 69(0), 77-84. DOI:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2015.01.034

Nusslock, R., Young, C., Pornpattananangkul, N., & Damme, K. (2015). Neurophysiological and neuroimaging approaches to clinical psychological research. In Cautin, R., & Lilienfeld, S., (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Clinical Psychology. New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell. DOI: 10.1002/9781118625392.wbecp557

Walden, K., Pornpattananangkul, N., Curlee, A., McAdams, D., & Nusslock, R. (2015). Posterior versus frontal theta activity indexes approach motivation during affective autobiographical memories. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 15. 132-144. DOI: 10.3758/s13415-014-0322-7

Pornpattananangkul, N., Zink, C.F., & Chiao, J.Y. (2014). Neural basis of social status hierarchy. In Cheng, J.T., Tracy, J.L., Anderson, C. (Eds.) The Psychology of Social Status. Springer Press. 303-323. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4939-0867-7_14

Pornpattananangkul, N., Cheon, B.K., & Chiao, J.Y. (2014). The role of negativity bias in political judgment: A cultural neuroscience perspective. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 37, 325-326. DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X13002707

Pornpattananangkul, N., & Chiao, J.Y. (2014). Affect control theory and cultural priming: A cultural neuroscience perspective. Emotion Review, 6(2), 136-137. DOI: 10.1177/1754073913512001

Cheon*, B.K., Pornpattananangkul*, N., Mrazek*, A.J., Blizinsky, K.D., & Chiao, J.Y. (2013). Constraints, catalysts and coevolution in cultural neuroscience: Reply to commentaries. Psychological Inquiry, 24(1), 71-79. DOI: 10.1080/1047840X.2013.773599 *Denotes equal contribution

Chiao, J.Y., Cheon, B.K., Pornpattananangkul, N., Mrazek, A.J., & Blizinsky, K.D. (2013). Cultural neuroscience: Progress and promise. Psychological Inquiry, 24(1), 1-19. DOI: 10.1080/1047840X.2013.752715

Chiao, J.Y., Cheon, B.K., Pornpattanangkul, N., Mrazek, A.J., & Blizinsky, K.D. (2013). Cultural neuroscience: Understanding human diversity. In Gelfand, M.J., Hong, Y.Y., Chiu, C.Y. (Eds.) Advances in Culture and Psychology. Oxford University Press, Oxford UK, 4, 1. DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199336715.003.0001

Hu, X., Pornpattananangkul, N., & Rosenfeld, J.P. (2013). N200 and p300 as orthogonal and integrable indicators of distinct awareness and recognition processes in memory detection. Psychophysiology, 50(5), 454-464. DOI: 10.1111/psyp.12018.

Hechtman, L.A., Pornpattananangkul, N., & Chiao, J.Y. (2012). Psychological constructionism and cultural neuroscience. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 35(3):152-3. DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X11001713.

Chiao, J.Y., Hechtman, L.A., & Pornpattananangkul, N. (2011). Cultural neuroscience and the collective good. In Forsyth, D. & Hoyt, C. (Eds.) Leadership and the Collective Good, Palgrave Macmillan. DOI: 10.1057/9780230116269_4

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