Principal Investigator

FAN-PEI  YANG

Associate Professor at National Tsing Hua University

No. 101, Section 2, Kuang-Fu Road, Hsinchu, Taiwan 30013, R.O.C.

(O) 03-5742713

E-Mail: fpyang@mx.nthu.edu.tw


Employment 

 
Jun. 2013-present   National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan    
                                Department of Foreign Languages and Literature    
                                Associate Professor    

2011-2013               National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan    
                                Department of Foreign Languages and Literature    
                                Assistant Professor    

2009-2010         University of California, San Francisco
                                Department of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering
                                Postdoctoral Researcher 
   
2007-2009               University of Texas at Dallas  
                                Center for Brain Health
                                Postdoctoral Researcher

Education
2001-2007  Ph.D.       University of California at Berkeley, Department of Linguistics              
                                           
1998-2001  M.A.        National Taiwan University, Graduate Institute of Linguistics

1994-1998  B.A.         National Taiwan Normal University, Department of English               


Honors and Awards

2013               National Tsing Hua University Newly Hired Faculty Merit Award

                       新進人員研究獎

                       Excellent Publication Award (ranked < top 5% in its category) 
                       2011清華大學傑出學術研究出版獎勵-標竿級期刊論文頂尖出版獎勵共三篇
                                 
                                                             

2012               National Tsing Hua University Recipient of Incentive Salary for Academic Excellence

                       教師學術卓越獎勵‏

                       Excellent Publication Award (ranked < top 5% in its category)
                       2011清華大學傑出學術研究出版獎勵-標竿級期刊論文頂尖出版獎勵共一篇
                                 

2007-2005      Taiwan Merit Scholarship

2005               North America Association of Computational Linguistics Award   
                       UC Berkeley Linguistics Department Scholarship for LSA Summer Institute2004-2005     
                       Berkeley Graduate Division Travel Grant
                       Shung-Ye Endowment Competition Award
                       Dean's Normative Time Fellowship
                    
2003-2004      Dr. James C-Y Soong Fellowship

2003               Shung-Ye Endowment Competition Award

2001-2003      Berkeley Fellowship for Graduate Study

                                      

Research Areas:
 
Using multimodal neuroimaging (e.g., functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Diffusion Tensor Imaging
and Magnetoencephalography) to study neural basis for metaphor, neural plasticity, interactions of language
and other cognitive functions in healthy adults, patients, elderly and bilinguals. 
 

Publications

  1. Ming-Jang Chiu, Ya-Fang Chen, Ta-Fu Chen, Yang, F. P., hieh-Yueh Yang, Tien-Wen Tseng, Jen-Jie Chieh, Jia-Chun Rare Chen, Kai-Yuan Tzen, Mau-Sun Hua, Hen-Er Horng. (in press). Plasma Tau as a Window to the Brain: Negative Associations with Brain Volume and Memory Function in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Early Alzheimer’s Disease. Human Brain Mapping. doi:10.1002/hbm.21292. (SCI; Impact factor: 5.880; Category: Neuroimaging, Neurosciences; Ranking: 4/116; Top 3.45%).
  2. Julia P. Owen, Yi-Ou Li, Yang, F. P.Charvi Shetty, Polina Bukshpun, Shivani Vora, Mari Wakahiro, Leighton B. N. Hinkley, Srikantan S. Nagarajan, Elliott H. Sherr, Pratik Mukherjee. (in press). Resting State Networks and the Functional Connectome of the Human Brain in Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum. Brain Connectivitydoi:10.1089/brain.2011.0007. (SCI; Category: Neurology, Neurosciences).

  3. Yang, F.P.*, Khodaparast,N., Bradley, K., Fang, M.C., Bernstein, A., Krawczyk, D.C. (2013). The Influence of Semantic Property and Grammatical Class on Semantic Selection. Brain and Language. 124(2),194-203. (SCI; SSCI; Impact factor: 3.1115; Category: Linguistics; Ranking: 2/162; Top 1.23%).
  4. Yang, F.P.*, Bradley, K., Huq, M., Wu, D.L., &Krawczyk, D.C.( 2012) Contextual Effects on Conceptual Blending in Metaphors:AnEvent-Related Potential Study. Journal of Neurolinguistics.doi: 10.1016/j.jneuroling.2012.10.004 (SSCI; Impact Factor: 1.965; Category: Linguistics; Ranking: 6/162; Top 3.7%)
  5. Hong, W. H., Chen, H.C., Yang, F. P., Wu, C.Y., Chen, C.L., &Wong, M.K.(2011) Speech-associated Labiomandibular Movement in Mandarin-Speaking Children withQuadriplegic Cerebral Palsy: a kinematic study. Research in Developmental Disabilities. doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2011.06.016. (SSCI; Impact Factor: 3.405; Category: Rehabilitation; Ranking: 2/67; Top 2.99%)
  6. Yang, F.P.*, Li, Y.O., Nguyen, C., Cooper, S.R., Lahue, S.C., Venugopal, S., & Mukherjee, P.(2011) Independent Component Analysis of DTIReveals Microstructurally Correlated White Matter Networks in the Human Brain. Human Brain Mapping. doi: 10.1002/hbm.21292. (SCI; Impact factor: 5.880; Category: Neuroimaging, Neurosciences; Ranking: 4/116; Top 3.45%).
  7. Marquez de la Plata, C. D., Yang, F. P., Wang, J. Y., Krishnan, K., Bakhadirov, K., Aslan, S., Devous, M. D., Sr., Moore, C., 2 Harper, C., McColl, R., Cullum, C. M.,& Diaz-Arrastia, R. (2010). Diffusion Tensor Imaging Biomarkers forDiffuse Axonal Injury: Validation of Three Analytical Methods. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society,17(1), 24–35. (SCI; Impact factor: 2.759; Category: Clinical Neurology, Psychiatry, Neurosciences; Ranking: 22/75; Top 29.33%)
  8. Chen, C.L., Chen, H.C., Hong, W.H., Yang, F.P., Yang, L.Y., & Wu, C.Y.(2012). Oromotorvariability in children with mild spastic cerebral palsy: a kinematic study ofspeech motor control. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation. ,7:54. (SCI; Impact Factor: 3.264; Category: Neurosciences, Engineering, Biomedical; Ranking: 6/62; Top 9.68%).
  9. Yang, F.P.*, Fuller, J., Khodaparast, N., & Krawczyk, D.(2010).Figurative Language Processing after Traumatic Brain Injury in Adults: APreliminary Study. Neuropsychologia, 48,1923-29. (SCI; SSCI; Impact factor: 3.635; Category: Psychology, Experimental, Ranking: 9/84; Top 10.71%).
  10. Yang, F.P.*, Edens, J., Simpson, C., &Krawczyk, D.C.(2009) Differences in Task Demands Influence the Hemispheric Lateralization and NeuralCorrelates of Metaphor. Brain and Language,111(2),114-24. (SCI;SSCI; Impact factor: 3.1115; Category: Psychology, Experimental; Ranking:2/162; Top 1.23%
 
 
 
Conference Presentations

  1. Yang, F. P.* (2013). Deficits in semantic processing and verbal memory correlate with imaging biomarkers: A multimodal imaging study for Alzheimer's disease. Society for the Neurobiology of Language. San Diego. Nov. 6-8.
  2. Yang, F. P.* (2013). Ambiguity type and Competition Level Affect Semantic Priming in Chinese-an fMRI study. The 5th International Conference in Evolutionary Linguistics (CIEL-5). CUHK, HK. Aug 17-19.
  3. Yu-Chen Chang, Yang, F. P.*, Jiun-Jie Wang, Yau-Yau Wai (2013). Smile comprehension in Mandarin-English bilingual speakers: An fMRI study. Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM). Seattle, WA, USA. June 16-20.
  4. Yang, F. P.*, T. J. Hwang, C. C. Liu, C. M. Liu, M. H. Hsieh, I. L. Chien, S. C. Lee, W. Y. Tseng, H. G. Hwu. Default and sensory-motor hemodynamic modes discriminate between first-episode and chronic schizophrenia: a combined approach of multivariate and independent component analyses. Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM). Seattle, WA, USA. June 16-20
  5. Yang, F. P.*, Kailyn Bradley, Brian Dorner, Daniel C. Krawczyk (2013). White matter disruption and linguistic impairments after mild traumatic brain injury. Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM). Seattle, WA, USA. June 16-20.
  6. Yu-Chen Chang, Yang, F. P.*, (2013). Exploring figurative language processing in Mandarin-English bilinguals: An fMRI study. Cognitive Neuroscience Society 2013 annual meeting. US: San Diego. April 13-16.
  7. Ming-Jang Chiu, Yang, F. P.*, Ya-Fang Chen, Ta-Fu Chen, Tien-Wen Tseng, Jia-Chun Chen, Shih-Ching lee, Wei-Kai Liao, Kai-Yuan Tzen, Mau-Sun Hua. (2013). Impaired semantic and logical memory in early Alzheimer’s disease a nd mild cognitive impairment—A multimodal imaging analysis. Cognitive Neuroscience Society 2013 annual meeting. US: San Diego.  April 13-16.
  8. Yang, F. P.*, Anthony Chen, Cody Andrews, Kamini Krishnan, Jerome Fuller, Jyh-Shing Jang, Sandra Chapman, & Daniel Krawczyk. (2013). Changes in Selective Neural Processing Following Strategic Learning Training in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury. Cognitive Neuroscience Society 20th annual meeting. US: San Diego. April 13-16.
  9. Maulik Shah, Anthony Chen, Katelyn Begany, Terrence Nycum, Asha Vas, Yang, F. P.*, Daniel Krawczyk, Mark D'Esposito, & Sandra Chapman. (2013). Targeted Cognitive Training Improves the Clarity of Neural Representation of Goal-Relevant Stimuli in Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury. American Academy of Neurology 65th Annual Meeting. US: San Diego. March 16 -23.
  10. Chang, Y.C. & Yang, F.P.*. (2012). Exploring Figurative Language Processing in Mandarin-English Bilinguals: An fMRI Study. The 2012 Neurobiology of Language conference (NLC). Spain: San Sebastian. October 25-27.
  11. Yang,F.P*. (2012) Impaired Figurative Language Processing in Patients with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: An fMRI and DTI study . The 2012 Neurobiology of Language conference (NLC) . Spain: San Sebastian. October 25-27.
  12. Chang, Y.C., Yang, F.P.*, Bradley, K., Dorner, B., Simpson, C., & Krawczyk, D. C. (2012). White Matter Disruption in Language Network After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. The 2012 Neurobiology of Language conference (NLC) . Spain: San Sebastian. October 25-27.
  13. Chu, L. A., Yang, F. P.*, Luks, T. L., Lahue, S, & Mukherjee, P. (2012). Semantic Competition in TBI Patients. Cognitive Neuroscience Society. The 2012 Neurobiology of Language conference (NLC) . Spain: San Sebastian. October 25-27.
  14. Yang, F. P.*, Ou, Y., Shi ,Y., Matsuo, K., Chen, S., Nakai, T., &Tseng, W. (2012). Diffusion Tensor Imaging of White Matter Degeneration in Aging. Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM). China: Beijing. June 10-14.
  15. Chang, Y.C., Yang, F.P.*, Bradley, K., Dorner, B., Simpson, C., & Krawczyk, D. C. (2012). White Matter Disruption in Language Network After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM). China: Beijing. June 10-14.
  16. Yang, F. P.*, Shih, Y.C., Fang, M. C. , Matsuo, K., Chen, S. H., Nakai, T., & Tseng, W. Y. (2012). The Voxel-Based Comparison of Fractional Anisotropy and Mean Diffusivity between the Elderly and Young Using TBSS. Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM). Australia: Melbourne. May 5-11.
  17. Yang, F. P.*Wu, D. L., &Wang, C. T. (2012). The influence of semantic property and grammatical class on Mandarin semantic competition. US: Chicago. Cognitive Neuroscience Society. March 31-April 3.
  18. Chu, L. A., Yang, F. P.*, Luks, T. L., Lahue, S, & Mukherjee, P. (2012). Semantic Competition in TBI Patients. Cognitive Neuroscience Society. US: Chicago. March 31-April 3.
  19. Yang, F. P.*, Chen, C.L., Shih, W.Y., Fang, M.C., Wang, J.J., &Wai, Y.Y. (2011). A preliminary study of the motor imagery network in patients after stroke. Annual meeting for Neuroscience. US: Washington D.C. Nov 15-19
  20. Yang, F. P.*, Lahue, S., Chu, L. A., Luks, T., &Mukherjee, P. (2011). Impaired Verbal Memory in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury. Neurobiology of Language Conference. Maryland. Nov. 10-11.
  21. Yang, F. P.*, Shetty, C., Lee, H., Lahue, S., Cooper, S., Nguyenl, C., Sampatl, M., Ghajar, J., Manley, G., Venugopal, S.,& Mukherjee, P. (2011). A longnitudinal Study of White Matter Change after Traumatic Brain Injury. Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM). May 6-13.
  22. Yang, F. P.*, LaHue, S. C., Cooper, S. R., Heffernan, A., Mukherjee, P.,& Luks, T. (2011). fMRI Hypoactivation on a Visuospatial Attention Task after Diffuse Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Cognitive Neuroscience Society. Apr 2-7.
  23. Luks, T., Yang, F. P.*, LaHue, S. C., Cooper, S. R., Heffernan, A.,& Mukherjee, P. (2011). Multifocal fMRI Hypoactivation on a Working Memory Task after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Cognitive Neuroscience Society. Apr 2-7.
  24. Yang, F. P.*, LaHue, S. C., Cooper, S. R., Manley, G. T., Mukherjee, P., &Luks, T. (2010). Multifocal fMRI hypoactivation on a working memory task after diffuse mild traumatic brain injury involves regions associated with task-relevant attention. Society for Neuroscience. Nov13-17.
  25. Yang, F. P.*, Bernstein, A., Sharma, S., Khodaparst, N., Lipowski K.,& Krawczyk, D. (2010). Distinct neural mechanisms for puns and non-meaningful sentences. Neurobiology of Language Conference. San Diego. Oct. 15-16.
  26. Yang, F. P.*, Nguyen, C., Lee, H., LaHue, S. C., Cooper, S. R., Ghajar, J., Manley, G. T., &Mukherjee P. (2010). Tract-Based Spatial Statistics Reveals Widespread Microstructural White Matter Disruption within Two Weeks of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Human Brain Mapping. Spain: Barcelona. June 6-10
  27. Yang, F. P.*, Nguyen, C., Lee, H., LaHue, S. C., Cooper, S. R., Venugopal, S., Ghajar, J., Manley, G. T., &Mukherjee, P. (2010). Tract-Based Spatial Statistics Reveals Widespread Microstructural White Matter Disruption within Two Weeks of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Neurotrauma 2010 Symposium. Nevada: Las Vegas. June 14-17
  28. Paliotta, C., Marquez de la Plata, C. D., Yang, F. P.*, Wang, J. Y., Krishnan, K., Bakhadirov, K., Aslan, S., Devous, M. D., Sr., Moore, C., 2 Harper, C., McColl, R., Cullum, C. M.,& Diaz-Arrastia, R. (2010). Diffusion Tensor Imaging Biomarkers for Diffuse Axonal Injury: Validation of Three Analytical Methods. Neurotrauma 2010 Symposium. Nevada: Las Vegas. June 14-17
  29. Yang, F. P.*, Hinkley, L., Findlay, A., Nagarajan, S.,&Mukherjee, P. (2010). Association of Resting State MEG Functional Connectivity and Visuospatial Attention Performance in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury. 48th Annual Meeting of American Society for Neuro-radiology (ASNR). Massachusetts: Boston. May 17 - 20
  30. Yang, F. P.*, Huq, M., Lipowsky, K.,& Krawczyk D. (2009). Conceptual Integration in Concrete and Abstract Domains: an EEG study. Neurobiology of Language Conference. Chicago.
  31. Yang, F. P.*, Khodaparast, N., Berstein, A., Lipowski, K., Huq, M., &Krawczyk, D. (2009). The Influence of Semantic Property and Grammatical Class on Semantic Selection. Annual meeting for Society of Neuroscience. US: Chicago. Oct. 17-21.
  32. Yang, F. P.*, Khodaparast, N., Zakeri, K., &Krawczyk, D. (2009). Semantic Memory and Traumatic Brain Injury. Cognitive Neuroscience Society. San Francisco. March 21-24.
  33. Simpson, C., Yang, F. P.*, Marquez de la Plata, C., &Krawczyk, D. (2009). Working Memory and Semantic Competence in Older Adults' Complex Language Comprehension. 16th Annual Meeting of Cognitive Neuroscience Society. San Francisco. March 21-24
  34. Edens, J., Yang, F. P.*, &Krawczyk, D. (2009). Finding an optimal task for testing language deficits in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder children. 16th Annual Meeting of Cognitive Neuroscience Society. San Francisco. March 21-24
  35. Yang, F. P.* & Krawczyk, D.C. (2008). The influence of processing speed and task type on figurative linguistic judgment. Annual meeting for Society of Neuroscience. US: Washington D.C. Nov 15-19.
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National
  1. Lin, Y. C. ,Yang, F.P., & Liou, H.C. (2012). L1 Use as a Vocabulary Learning Strategy in L2 Writing. International Symposium and Book Fair on English Teaching. Taiwan: Taipei. November 9-11.
  2. Yang, F.P*, Wu, D., Hsiao, N., Lipowski, K, Huq, M., Maquire, M., & Krawczyk, D. (2011). Conceptual Integration in Concrete and Abstract Domains: an EEG study. The 5th Conference on Language, Discourse and Cognition. April 29- May 1. Taiwan: Taipei.
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Teaching Experience

National Tsing Hua University

    Graduate Level:
            Neurolinguistics (Spring 2013, spring 2011)
         Systems Neuroscience (Fall 2012, Fall 2011)
         Experimental Design in Neurolinguistics (Fall 2012)
         Language and Cognition (Fall 2011)
         Research Methods and Writing (Fall 2011)

    Undergraduate Level:
            Cognitive Neuroscience (Spring 2013)
         Language and the Brain (Fall 2012, 2013)
         System Neuroscience  (Fall 2012)
         Experimental Design in Neurolinguistics (Fall 2012)
         Introduction to Applied Linguistics (Spring 2012)
         First-Year EFL Listening and Speaking I (Fall 2011, 2012)
         Introduction to System Neuroscience (Fall 2011)
         First-Year EFL Listening and Speaking II (Spring 2011, 2012)


 


 



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