Ying-hui Chou

Associate Professor, Cognition & Neural Systems Director, Brain Imaging and TMS Laboratory

Ying-hui Chou

Associate Professor, Cognition & Neural Systems Director, Brain Imaging and TMS Laboratory

Research Interests: 

  • Focused primarily on the cognitive and clinical neuroscience of aging and mild cognitive impairment.
  • Particularly interested in integrating brain imaging and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) techniques to develop image-guided therapeutic TMS protocols.
  • Explore TMS-derived and image-based biomarkers for early diagnosis and prediction of therapeutic outcomes for individuals with mild cognitive impairment and healthy older adults.

Updated: 07/05/22

Selected Publications: 

  • Chou, Y.-H., Ton That, V., & Sundman, M. (2020). A systematic review and meta-analysis of rTMS effects on cognitive enhancement in mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease. Neurobiology of Aging, 86, 1-10. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31783330/
  • Chou, Y.-H., That, V. T., Chen, A. Y., Sundman, M., & Huang, H. (2020). Reported TMS-induced seizure cases by population, stimulation protocol, and stimulation site. Clinical Neurophysiology, 131(5), 1019-1020. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32193163/
  • Warren, S. M., Chou, Y.-H., & Steklis, H. D. (2020). Potential for resting-state fMRI of the amygdala in elucidating neurological mechanisms of adaptive self-regulatory strategies: A systematic review. Brain Connectivity, 10(1), 3-17. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31950847/
  • Seeley, S. Chou, Y.-H., & O’Connor, M-F. (2018). Intranasal oxytocin and OXTR genotype effects on resting state functional connectivity: A systematic review. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 95, 17-32. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30243577/
  • Chen, N.-K., Chou, Y.-H., Sundman, M., Hickey, P., Kasoff, W. S., Bernstein, A., Lin, T., Rapcsak, S. Z., Sherman, S. J., Weingarten, C. P. (2018). Alteration of Diffusion-Tensor Magnetic Resonance Imaging Measures in Brain Regions Involved in Early Stages of Parkinson's Disease. Brain Connectivity, 8(6), 343-349. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29877094/
  • 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, 66, 31-44. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28526435/
  • 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 Reports7, 40722. PMCID: PMC5227708.
  • 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. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25686212/
  • 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 Connectivity5(7), 451-459. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25786196/
  • Chou, Y.-H., Chen, N.-K. & Madden, D. J. (2013). Functional brain connectivity and cognition: Effects of adult age and task demands. Neurobiology of Aging34(8), 1925-1934. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23523269/
  • 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. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22268094/


Courses Taught:

  • PSY 321 - Brain Rehabilitation (2018)
  • PSY 422 - Introduction to Brain Connectivity (2022)

Updated: 07/13/22


  • Sc.D.
Faculty Core Faculty Cognition & Neural Systems
Chou Headshot

Psychology 505 (Office)
Psychology 117 (Lab)