申请人主要利用心理物理学方法和脑成像技术研究人类嗅觉，从三个方面系统开展研究：1）嗅知觉的性质；2）人类化学信号对行为的影响及相应的加工机制；3）嗅觉与其它感知觉系统以及情绪系统间的交互。迄今以第一作者/通讯作者身份在国际顶尖期刊上发表论文10篇，包括3篇Current Biology (2009, 2010, 2014)、2篇Journal of Neuroscience (2008, 2012)、2篇Psychological Science (2009a, 2009b)等，并搭建了我国首个也是目前唯一一个人类嗅觉的研究平台。研究成果不仅得到了同行的认可，被 Science，Trends in Cognitive Sciences等引用和述评，也引起了包括The New York Times, National Geographic, Nature在内的国际主流媒体的广泛关注。
Combining psychophysics with brain imaging techniques, the applicant studies human olfaction, with particular interest in 1) the properties of human olfactory perception; 2) the influence of human chemosignals on behavior, its underlying mechanism; and 3) the interplays between olfaction and other sensory (e.g. vision) and emotional systems. She is the first and/or corresponding author on 10 papers published in high-profile journals, including 3 in Current Biology (2009, 2010, 2014), 2 in Journal of Neuroscience (2008, 2012), and 2 in the highest ranked empirical journal in Psychology — Psychological Science (2009a, 2009b). She has built the first and to date only human olfaction laboratory in China. Her work is highly regarded by peer researchers and is cited by papers published in Science and Trends in Cognitive Sciences. The findings she made have been covered by The New York Times and National Geographic, and featured as Nature Research Highlights.