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Houde Cai Professor

Research Interests: 
Lateralization and interaction of brain functions,language cognition,neuromechanism of attention, emotion and psychogeny

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of science, Nanjing Normal University (1982)

Research Projects:

  • Jiangsu Provincial Philosophy and Social Science Research Projects (2004-2008)

Journal Articles:

  1. "The Anterior Cingulate Cortex and the Executive Function of the Brain".Advances in Psychological Science,2004(5):643-650.
  2. "Advances in Adopting Experimental Techniques on Cognitive Behavior to Study Information Integration Mechanism of Cerebral Hemispheres".Nanjing Normal University Journal(Social Science edition),2004(3):94-97.
  3. "Difficulty in Perceptual Identification of Stimulus and Distributing Processing of Brain Hemispheres". Acta Psychology Sinica,2005(1):14-18.
  4. "Functional Asymmetries and Functional Integration of Cerebral Hemispheres: Evidence of Identification of Chinese Characters with Varying Visual Complexity". Nanjing Normal University Journal (Social Science edition),2006 (1):96-102. 
  5. "Brain Dysfunction of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Patients". Advances in Psychological Science,2006(5):401-407.
  6. "Basal Ganglia and Stammer". Chinese Journal of Special Education, 2006(3):28-33.
  7. "Neurobiological Theory of Language Representation". Psychological Science, 2007(2): 504-507.
  8. "The Brain Mechanism of Developmental Stuttering". Advances in Psychological Science, 2007(2):326-332.
  9. "Experimental Study on Function Integration of Cerebral Hemispheres in Schizophrenia Patients". Chinese Mental Health Journal, 2007(5): 371-321.
  10. "Lateralization and Integration Effect of Brain Function in Chinese-English Bilinguists to Achieve Lexical and Semantic Access". Psychological Science, 2008, 31(6):1394-1397.
  11. "Progress in Studies on Emotional Information Processing of Alexithymia”. Chinese Journal of Special Education, 2008(2):72-77.
  12. "Multiple Behaviors and Neuromechanism of Cognitive Dysfunction of Unilateral Neglect Syndrome". Chinese Journal of Special Education, 2008(9):73-79.
  13. "Hemispheric Asymmetry Effect of Partial/Integral Processing". Advances in Psychological Science, 2008, 16(2):228-233.
  14. "Mental Processing Model and Neuromechanism of Reaction Inhibition". Advances in Psychological Science, 2010(1):220-229.
  15. "Integration Models of Peripheral and Central Nervous Systems in Studies on Physiological Mechanism of Emotion". Advances in Psychological Science, 2010(4):616-622.
  16. "Genetic Models of Handedness and Language Function Lateralization". Advances in Psychological Science, 2011,19(12):1759-1768.
  17. "The Effect of Phonetic Component Position on Naming Rules of Chinese Phonograms". Acta Psychology Sinica, 2012, 4(7):686-881.
  18. "Cognitive Neuromechanism of Iowa Gambling Task (IGT) and Decision". Advances in Psychological Science, 2012, 20(9):1401-1410.
  19. "Integration Mechanism of Peripheral Physiological Reaction and Central Nervous System of Emotion". Nanjing Normal University Journal (Social Science edition), 2012(7):34-41.
  20. "Modulation of Emotion on Attention Function Network". Advances in Psychological Science, 2013, 21(1):56-67.
  21. "Modulating Mechanism of Corpus Callosum on Hemispheric Integration". Advances in Psychological Science, 2013, 21(7):1200-1210.
  22. "Multiple Channels of Thalamic Pulvinar in Emotional Information Processing". Advances in Psychological Science, 2015, 23(2):234-240.


  1. Biological Psychology: From the Perspective of Cognitive Neurosciences (1st edition). Shanghai: Shanghia Education Press,2010.

Honors and Awards:

  • The Third prize of Jiangsu Provincial Scientific Research Achievement Award in Philosophy and Social Sciences (2007, 2014)

Academic Title:

  • Director of Physiology and Psychology Branch of Chinese Psychological Society
  • Deputy Director of Basic Psychology and Experimental Psychology Committee of Jiangsu Psychological Society