RESEARCH INTERESTS

Dr. Yanhong Wu is a professor in department of brain and cognitive sciences, and she is also secretary of the party committee of yuanpei college. Her lab mainly focus on Combining qualitative research, behavioral experiments and brain imaging techniques to investigate cognitive characteristics, neural basis of human reflective self-representation and the influence of Chinese Culture and sub-Culture (Chinese ethnic minority groups) on self-processing. They Use fMRI, ERP, and brain lesion studies to explore neural mechanisms of cognitive control, attention and memory She has been rewarded for her excellent teaching including Tang Lixin Scholarship Outstanding Scholar Award in 2017,."

List of Publications

Gaowa Wuyun, Jiao Wang, Long Zhang, Kai Wang, Li Yi*, Yanhong Wu*. (in press). Actions Speak Louder than Words: The Role of Action in Self-Referential Advantage in Children with Autism. Autism Research.

Chen, Y.#, Spagna, A.#, Wu, T.#, Kim, T. H., Wu, Q., Chen, C., Wu, Y., & Fan, J*. (2019). Testing a cognitive control model of human intelligence. Scientific Report, 9(1), doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-39685-2. (# co-first authors)

Wang, X.#, Wu, Q.#, Tang, H., Zhao, F., Yang, Z., Wang, B., Li, P.*, Wang, Z., Wu, Y., Fan, J., & Liu, P*. (2019). Selective impairment of the executive attentional network in adult patients with neurofibromatosis type 1. Neuroreport, 30, 921-926. (# co-first authors)

Zhu, Z.#, Wang, Y.#, Jia, J., & Wu, Y*. (2019). Beta and alpha desynchronizations underlie reconsolidation-mediated episodic memory updating. Neuropsychologia. 132, doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2019.107135. (# co-first authors)

Zheng, C., & Wu, Y*. (2019). The More Modest You are, the Happier You are: The Mediating Roles of Emotional Intelligence and Self-esteem. Journal of Happiness Studies, 1-13.

Wang, X.#, Wu, Q.#, Egan, L., Gu, X., Liu, P., Yang, Y., Luo, J., Wu Y.*, Gao, Z.*, & Fan, J*. (2019). Anterior insular cortex plays a critical role in interoceptive attention. eLife, 8, e42265. (# equal contribution; * correspondence)

Li G., Jin Y., Zhang T.* & Wu Y.* (2019).Finding the vanished self: Perspective modulates neural substrates of self-reflection in Buddhists. Neuroscience Letters, 705, 60-66.

Wu, T.#, Wang, X.#, Wu, Q.#, Spagna, A., Yang, J., Yuan, C., Wu, Y.*, Gao, Z.*, Hof, P.R., Fan, J.* (2019). Anterior insular cortex is a bottleneck of cognitive control, NeuroImage, 195, 490-504.

Ying X., Luo J., Chiu C-y., Wu Y., Xu Y., & Fan J. (2018). Functional Dissociation of the Posterior and Anterior Insula in Moral Disgust. Front. Psychol. 9(860), doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00860 

Spagna, A., Dufford, A.J., Wu, Q., Wu, T., Zheng, W., Coons, E.E., ..., Wu, Y*, & Fan, J*. (2018). Gray matter volume of the anterior insular cortex and social networking. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 526(7), DOI:10.1002/cne.24402.

Xi, S., Mamat, M., Luo, C., & Wu, Y*. (2018). Dynamic self-representation of interdependent chinese: The effect of bicultural experience and self-construal. International Journal of Psychology, 53(4), 278-286. doi: 10.1002/ijop.12370.

Zheng, C., Wu, Q., Jin, Y., & Wu, Y*. (2017). Regional gray matter volume is associated with trait modesty: evidence from voxel-based morphometry. Scientific Reports, 7(1).  

Zhang, T., Xi, S., Jin, Y., & Wu, Y*. (2017). Self-Construal Priming Modulates Self-Evaluation under Social Threat. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1759. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01759.

Mao, X., Wang, Y., Wu, Y.*, & Guo, C*. (2017). Self-referential information alleviates retrieval inhibition of directed forgetting effects——An ERP evidence of source memory. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience,11, 187. 

Mao X., Tian,M., Liu,Y., Li,B., Jin,Y., Wu, Y.,* and Guo,C*.(2017).Can We Retrieve the Information Which Was Intentionally Forgotten? Electrophysiological Correlates of Strategic Retrieval in Directed Forgetting. Frontiers in Psychology,8,1480.

Zhu, Z., Wang, Y., Cao, Z., Chen, B., Cai, H., Wu, Y.*, & Rao, Y.* (2016). Cue-independent memory impairment by reactivation-coupled interference in human declarative memory. Cognition, 155, 125-134.

Cao, Y., Yu, H., Wu, Y., & Zhou, X. (2015). Can money heal all wounds? Social exchange norm modulates the preference for monetary versus social compensation. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 1411.

Wu, Q.#, Lo, Voi JTH.#, Lee, TY., Mackie M-A, Wu, Y., & Fan, J.* (2015). Interocular suppression prevents interference in a flanker task.Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 1100. (# co-first authors)

Wu, Q., Chang, C., Xi, S., Huang, I., Liu, Z., Juan, C., Wu, Y.*, & Fan, J.* (2015). A critical role of temporoparietal junction in the integration of top-down and bottom-up attentional control. Human Brain Mapping, 36, 4317-4333.

Wang, Y., Cao, Z., Zhu, Z., Cai, H., & Wu, Y*. (2015). Cue-independent forgetting by intentional suppression: Evidence for inhibition as the mechanism of intentional forgetting. Cognition, 143, 31-35.

Abdukeram, Z.#, Mamat, M.#, Luo, W., & Wu, Y*. (2015). Influence of culture on tripartite self-concept change in adolescence: A comparison between Han and Uyghur cultures. Psychological Reports, 116, 292-310. (# co-first authors)

Mamat, M., Huang, W., Shang, R., Zhang, T., Li, H., Wang, Y., Luo, W., & Wu, Y*. (2014). Relational self versus collective self: A cross-cultural study in interdependent self-construal between Han and Uyghur in China. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 45, 959-970.

Zhang, T., Zhu, Y. & Wu, Y*. (2014). Losing oneself upon placement in another’s position: The influence of perspective on self-referential processing. Consciousness and Cognition, 27, 53-61.

Huang, W., Mamat, M., Shang, R., Zhang, T., Li, H., Wang, Y., Luo, W., & Wu, Y*. (2014). Analysis of the private, collective, and relational self-cognitions among Han and Tibetan Chinese. Psychological Reports, 115, 179-198.

Wuyun, G., Shu, M., Cao, Z., Huang, W., Zou, X., Li, S., Zhang, X., Luo, H., & Wu, Y*. (2014). Neural representations of the self and the mother for Chinese individuals. PloS ONE, 9, e91556.

Wang, H., Sui, Y., Luthans, F., Wang, D., & Wu, Y. (2012). Impact of authentic leadership on performance: Role of followers’ positive psychological capital and relational processes. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 35, 5-21.

Song, X., Shang, R., Bi, Q., Zhang, X., & Wu, Y*. (2012). The influence of sex difference on self-reference effects in a male-dominated culture. Psychological Reports, 111, 383-392.

Tan, J., Ma, Z., Gao, X., Wu, Y.*, & Fang, F. (2011). Gender difference of unconscious attentional bias in high trait anxiety individuals. PloS ONE, 6, e20305.

Huang, Y., Li, J., Zou, X., Qu, T., Wu, X., Mao, L., Wu, Y., & Li, L. (2011). Perceptual fusion tendency of speech sounds. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23, 1003-1014.

Wu, Y.*, Wang, C., He, X., Mao, L., & Zhang, L. (2010). Religious beliefs influence neural substrates of self-reflection in Tibetans. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 5, 324-331.

Li, L., Du, Y., Li, N., Wu, X., & Wu, Y. (2009). Top–down modulation of prepulse inhibition of the startle reflex in humans and rats. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 33, 1157-1167.

Yang, Z., Chen, J., Huang, Q., Wu, X., Wu, Y., Schneider, B. A., & Li, L. (2007). The effect of voice cuing on releasing Chinese speech from informational masking. Speech Communication, 49, 892-904.

Geng, H., Qi, Y., Li, Y., Fan, S., Wu, Y., & Zhu, Y. (2007). Neurophysiological correlates of memory illusion in both encoding and retrieval phases. Brain Research, 1136, 154-168.

Jia, G.*, Strange, W., Wu, Y.*, Collado, J., & Guan, Q. (2006). Perception and production of English vowels by Mandarin speakers: Age-related differences vary with amount of L2 exposure. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 119, 1118-1130.

Wu, Y., Chen, J., & Han, S.* (2005). Neural mechanisms of attentional modulation of perceptual grouping by collinearity. NeuroReport, 16, 567-570.

Wu, X., Wang, C., Chen, J., Qu, H., Li, W., Wu, Y., … & Li, L. (2005). The effect of perceived spatial separation on informational masking of Chinese speech. Hearing Research, 199, 1-10.

Nie, A., Guo, C., Wu, Y., Qu, N., & Ding, J. (2004). Picture encoding and retrieval: An event-related potentials study. Chinese Science Bulletin, 49, 2148-2154.

Fan, J., Fossella, J., Sommer, T., Wu, Y., & Posner, M. I. (2003). Mapping the genetic variation of executive attention onto brain activity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 100, 7406-7411.

Wu, Y., Geng, H., & Zhu, Y. (2003). What we learn from cognitive neuroscience. Acta Psychologica Sinica, 35 (Supplement).

Jia, G., Aaronson, D., & Wu, Y. (2002). Long-term language attainment of bilingual immigrants: Predictive variables and language group differences. Applied Psycholinguistics, 23, 599-621.

Fossella, J., Sommer, T., Fan, J., Wu, Y., Swanson, J. M., Pfaff, D. W., & Posner, M. I. (2002). Assessing the molecular genetics of attention networks. BMC neuroscience, 3, 14.

Wu, Y.*, Qi, J., & Zhang, J. (2001). The self-reference effect of Chinese college students. Ⅲ International Conference On Memory, July 16-21, Valencia, Spain.

Fan, J., Wu, Y., Fossella, J. A., & Posner, M. I. (2001). Assessing the heritability of attentional networks. BMC neuroscience, 2, 14.

Wu, Y., & Zhu, Y. (2000). On the serial position effects. International Journal of Psychology, 35(3-4).

* corresponding author