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Yuan Zhong Professor

Academic Area: 
  • Functional Brain Imaging
  • Cognitive Psychology

Research Interests

Functional Brain Imaging:

  • Developing a Composite MR Neuroimaging Marker for the Diseases of affective disorder (e.g. PTSD and Depression): It is of major concern to explore and develop new innovative imaging technology (e.g., resting state fMRI) technologies for the early detection of the diseases in order to facilitate disease prevention, diagnosis, and effective treatment.

Cognitive Psychology

  • Language Sciences: Plan collaborative work on a number of psycholinguistic topics surrounding Chinese-English bilingual language processing.

Educational Background

  • PhD, Precision Instrument and Machinery, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, (2010)
  • BA, Electric engineering and automation, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, (2003)

Research Projects

  • Modeling brain connectivity in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) using multi-modal fMRI. Natural Scientific Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 81201077, 2013.01-2015.12),

Journal Articles

  1. Chen, Y., Wang, C., Zhu, X., Tan, Y., & Zhong, Y*. (2015). Aberrant connectivity within the default mode network in first-episode, treatment-naive major depressive disorder. Journal of affective disorders, 183, 49-56.
  2. Chen, F. † , Zhong, Y. †, Zhang, Z., Xu, Q., Liu, T., Pan, M., ... & Lu, G. (2015). Gray matter abnormalities associated with betel quid dependence: a voxel-based morphometry study. American journal of translational research, 7(2), 364.
  3. Zhong, Y., Zhang, R., Li, K., Qi, R., Zhang, Z., Huang, Q., & Lu, G. (2015). Altered cortical and subcortical local coherence in PTSD: evidence from resting-state fMRI. Acta Radiologica, 56(6), 746-753.
  4. Zhong, Y., Zheng, G., Liu, Y., & Lu, G. (2014). Independent Component Analysis of Instantaneous Power-Based fMRI. Computational and mathematical methods in medicine, 2014.
  5. Chen, Q*., Xu, X., Tan, D., Zhang, J., & Zhong, Y*. (2013). Syntactic priming in Chinese sentence comprehension: Evidence from event-related potentials.Brain and cognition, 83(1), 142-152.
  6. Zhong, Y., Lu, G., Zhang, Z., Jiao, Q., Li, K., & Liu, Y. (2011). Altered regional synchronization in epileptic patients with generalized tonic–clonic seizures. Epilepsy research, 97(1), 83-91.
  7. Zhong, Y., Wang, H., Lu, G., Zhang, Z., Jiao, Q., & Liu, Y. (2009). Detecting functional connectivity in fMRI using PCA and regression analysis. Brain topography, 22(2), 134-144.

Honors and Awards

  • Young Backbone Teacher Award of Qing Lan Project (2012)
  • First Class Prize for Scientific and Technology Progress of State Education Ministry of China (Rank 12, 2013)


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