Jiongjiong Yang is an associate professor at the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Peking University. She earned her Ph.D. from Institute of Psychology in Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. Her research interests include neural mechanism of learning and memory, emotion, memory, neuropsychology and neuroimaging.

List of Publications

Wang Y, Yang JJ*. Effects of arousal and context on recognition memory for emotional pictures in younger and older adults. Experimental Aging Research, 2017, 43:124-148.

Yang JJ*, Zhan LX, Wang YY, Du XY, Zhou WX, Ning XL, Sun Q, Moscovitch M. Effects of learning experience on forgetting rates of item and associative memories. Learning and Memory, 2016, 23: 365-378.

Fang Z, Li H, Chen G, Yang JJ*. Unconscious processing of negative animals and objects: role of the amygdala revealed by FMRI. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 2016, 10:146. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00146.

Zhao YB, Sun Q, Chen G, Yang JJ*. Hearing emotional sounds: category representation in the human amygdala. Social Neuroscience, 2016. DOI: 10.1080/17470919.2016.1267040

Shao HY, Opitz B, Yang JJ, Weng XC. Recollection reduces unitized familiarity effect. Memory, 2016, 24: 535-537. doi:10.1080/09658211.2015.1021258

Cao ZJ, Zhao YB, Tan TT, Chen G, Yang JJ*. Distinct brain activity in processing negative pictures of animals and objects --- the role of social contexts. Neuroimage, 84: 901-910, 2014.

White SF*, Adalio C, Nolan ZT, Yang JJ, Martin A, Blair RJR. Specificity to emotion and animacy: Neural response to threatening and animate stimuli. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8: 7141-9, 2014.

Yang JJ*, Zhao P, Zhu ZJ, Mecklinger A, Fang ZY, Li H. Memory asymmetry of forward and backward associations in recognition tasks. Journal of Experimental Psychology-Learning Memory and Cognition, 39(1): 253-269, 2013.

Tan TT, Li H, Wang YY, Yang JJ*. Are we afraid of different categories of stimuli in identical ways? Evidence from skin conductance responses. PLoS ONE, 8(9): e73165. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0073165, 2013.

Coker-Appiah DS*, White SF, Clanton R, Yang JJ, Martin A, Blair RJR. Looming animate and inanimate threats: The response of the amygdala and periaqueductal gray. Social Neuroscience, 8(6): 621-630, 2013.

Yang JJ*, Wang AB, Zhu ZJ, Yan M, Chen C, Wang YZ. Distinct processing for pictures with animals and objects: evidence from eye movements. Emotion, 12(3): 540-551, 2012.

Yang JJ, Bellgowan PSF, Martin A*. Threat, domain-specificity and the human amygdala. Neuropsychologia, 50: 2566-2572, 2012.

Yang JJ*, Cao ZJ, Xu XH, Chen G. The amygdala is involved in unconscious encoding and retrieving of fearful faces. Brain and Cognition, 80: 15-22, 2012.

Xu XH, Zhao YB, Zhao P, Yang JJ*. Effects of level of processing on emotional memory: gist and details. Cognition & Emotion, 25(1): 53-72, 2011.

Yang JJ*, Xu XH, Du XY, Shi CT, Fang F. Effects of unconscious processing on implicit memory for fearful faces. PLoS ONE, 6(2): e14641. doi:10.1371/ journal.pone.0014641, 2011.

Yang JJ*, Weng XC, Zang YF, Xu MW, Xu XH. Sustained activity within the default mode network during an implicit memory task. Cortex, 46: 354-366, 2010.

Wang Y*, Zhao JH, Yang JJ, Ma L, He S, Weng XC. Functional dissociation of the left ventral occipito-temporal cortex in direct and indirect retrieval of color features. Progress in Natural Science, 19, 1553-1559, 2009.

Yang JJ*, Mecklinger A, Xu MW, Zhao YB, Weng XC. Decreased parahippocampal activity in associative priming: Evidence from an event-related fMRI study. Learning and Memory, 15: 703-710, 2008.

Yang JJ*, Wu M, Shen Z. Exaggerated color perception in a patient with visual form agnosia. Neurocase, 13(5-6): 411-416, 2007.

Yang JJ, Wu M, Shen Z*. Preserved implicit form perception and orientation adaptation in visual form agnosia. Neuropsychologia, 44, 1833-1842, 2006.

Yang JJ*, Zeng S, Luo Q, Guan L, Kuang P, Gong H, Lichty W, Chance B. Hemispheric asymmetry for encoding unrelated word pairs? A functional near-infrared spectroscopy study. Space Medicine & Medical Engineering, 18 (5): 318-323, 2005.

Yang JJ, Weng X*, Guan L, Kuang P, Zhang M, Sun W, Yu S, Patterson K. Involvement of the medial temporal lobe in priming for new associations. Neuropsychologia, 41 (7): 818-829, 2003.

Li P, Gong H, Yang JJ, Zeng S*. Left prefrontal cortex activation during semantic encoding accessed with functional near infrared imaging. Space Medicine & Medical Engineering, 13 (2): 79-83, 2000