Ying-hui Chou

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Assistant Professor, Cognition and Neural Systems
Research Interests: 
  • Investigating human brain connectivity and its relation to behavior
  • Developing image-guided transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) protocols
    for clinical populations (e.g., Parkinson’s disease)

My research focuses primarily on 1) characterizing the mapping between brain organization and behavior, and 2) studies of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) techniques for modulation of human brain function and behavior. I am particularly interested in brain function of patients with Parkinson’s disease, and how we can improve their daily function by optimizing TMS protocols and therapeutic outcome for each individual.

Selected Publications: 

Sundman, M., Chen, N.-K., Subbian, V., & Chou, Y.-H. (2017). The bidirectional gut-brain-microbiota axis as a potential nexus between traumatic brain injury, inflammation, and disease. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity.

Chou, Y.-H., Sundman, M., Whitson, H. E., Gaur, P., Chu, M.-L., Weingarten, C. P., Madden, D. J., Wang, L., Kirste, I. Joliot, M. Diaz, M. T., Song, A., & Chen, N.-K. (2017). Maintenance and representation of mind wandering during resting-state fMRI. Scientific Reports, 7, 40722. PMCID: PMC5227708.

Madden, D. J., Parks, E. L., Hoagey, D. A., Cocjin, S. B., Johnson, M. A., Chou, Y.-H., Potter, G. G., Chen, N.-K., Cabeza, R., & Diaz, M. T. (2017). Sources of disconnection in neurocognitive aging: Cerebral white matter integrity, resting-state functional connectivity, and white matter hyperintensity volume. Neurobiology of Aging, 54, 199-213. PMCID: PMC5401777.

Madden, D. J., Parks, E. L., Tallman, C., Boylan, M., Hoagey, D. A., Cocjin, S. B., Johnson, M. A., Chou, Y.-H., Potter, G. G., Chen, N.-K., Packard, L., Siciliano, R. Monge, Z., & Diaz, M. T. (2017). Frontoparietal activation during visual conjunction search: Effects of bottom-up guidance and adult age. Human Brain Mapping, 38(4), 2128-2149. PMCID: PMC5342935.

Chou, Y.-H., Hickey, P. T., Sundman, M., Song, A. W., & Chen, N.-K. (2015). Effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA Neurology, 72(4), 432-440. PMCID: PMC4425190.

Chou, Y.-H., You, H., Wang, H., Zhao, Y.-P., Hou, B., Chen, N.-K., & Feng, F. (2015). Effect of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on fMRI resting-state connectivity in multiple system atrophy. Brain Connectivity, 5(7), 451-459. PMCID: PMC4575511.

McClernon, F. J., Conklin, C. A., Kozink, R. V., Adcock, R, A., Sweitzer, M. M., Addicott, M. A. Chou, Y.-H., Chen, N.-K., Hallyburton, M. B., & DeVito, A. M. (2016). Hippocampal and insular response to smoking-related environments: Neuroimaging evidence for drug context effects in nicotine dependence. Neuropsychopharmacology, 41(3), 877-885. PMCID: PMC4707833.

Wang, L., Chou, Y.-H., Potter, G. G., & Steffens, D. C. (2015). Altered synchronization among neural networks in geriatric depression. BioMed Research International. Article ID 343720. PMCID: PMC4477114.

Whitson, H. E., Chou, Y.-H., Potter, G., Diaz, M., Chen, N.-K., Lad, E., Johnson, M., Cousins, S., & Madden, D. J. (2015). Phonemic fluency and brain connectivity in age-related macular degeneration: A pilot study. Brain Connectivity, 5(2), 126-135. PMCID: PMC4361291.

Li, W. Langkammer, C., Chou, Y.-H., Petrovic, K., Schmidt, R., Song, A. W., Madden, D. J., Ropele, S., & Liu, C. (2015). Association between increased magnetic susceptibility of iron rich gray matter and decreased motor function in healthy adults. NeuroImage, 105, 45-52. PMCID: PMC4339282.

Chang, H.-C., Gaur, P., Chou, Y.-H., & Chen, N.-K. (2014). Improvement of interleaved EPI based fMRI by multiplexed sensitivity encoding (MUSE) and simultaneous multi-band imaging. PLoS One, 9(12), e116378. PMCID: PMC4280209.

Madden, D. J., Parks, E. L., Davis, S. W., Diaz, M. T., Potter, G. G., Chou, Y.-H., Chen, N.-K., & Cabeza, R. (2014). Age mediation of frontoparietal activation during visual feature search. NeuroImage, 102 (Pt.2), 262-274. PMCID: PMC4253678.

Song, X., Panych, L. P., Chou, Y.-H., & Chen, N.-K (2014). A study of long-term functional MRI reproducibility in a motor task. International Journal of Imaging Systems and Technology, 24, 339-349. PMCID: PMC4444074.

Chou, Y.-H., Chen, N.-K. & Madden, D. J. (2013). Functional brain connectivity and cognition: Effects of adult age and task demands. Neurobiology of Aging, 34(8), 1925-1934. PMCID: PMC3674832.

Chou, Y.-H., Panych, L. P., Dickey, C. C., Petrella, J. R., & Chen, N.-K. (2012). Investigation of long-term reproducibility of intrinsic functional connectivity network mapping: A resting-state fMRI study. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 33, 833-838. PMCID: PMC3584561.

Chen, N.-K., Chou, Y.-H., Song, A. W., & Madden, D. J. (2009). Measurement of spontaneous signal fluctuations in fMRI: Adult age differences in intrinsic functional connectivity. Brain Structure and Function, 213, 571-585. PMCID: PMC2813898.

Courses Taught: 

PSY 496H Introduction to Brain Functional Connectivity

Research Program: