Jianqiao Ge

Jianqiao Ge

Brain Scientist, 2021-2022 Berggruen China Center Fellow


Jianqiao Ge is a lecturer at the Academic for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies (AAIS), Peking University. Her research interests are focused on scientific studies of brain intelligence and social cognition. Ge received her Ph.D. in psychology, B.S in physics, a double B.S in mathematics and applied mathematics, and a double B.S in economics from Peking University. She was also a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago and the Principal Investigator / Co-Investigator of more than 10 research grants supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and Beijing Municipal Science & Technology Commission.

Ge has published more than 20 peer-reviewed articles on leading academic journals such as PNAS, the Journal of Neuroscience, and has been awarded two national patents. In 2008, by scanning the human brain with functional MRI, Ge and her collaborator were among the first to confirm that the human brain engages distinct neurocognitive strategies to comprehend human intelligence and artificial intelligence.

At the Berggruen Institute, Ge will explore the challenges and opportunities on how the human brain understands artificial intelligence from an interdisciplinary perspective, how the brain and cognition are influenced by frontier technologies and new forms of intelligence, as well as how it might adaptively evolute to cope with a “hybrid” society in the future.