Li-Chuan Ku

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Graduate Student, Cognition & Neural Systems
Faculty Advisor: Vicky Lai
  • M.A. English (Linguistics Track) 
  • B.A. Eng. in Computer Science and Information Engineering
Psychology 113
Research Interests: 
My research interests center on exploring individual differences (mainly age and second language) in emotion language processing by using EEG/ERP and fMRI methods. My previous work focused on how personality traits could affect visual word recognition and joke processing in the brain. Currently, I'm working with Dr. Vicky Lai in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language Laboratory.
Selected Publications: 
Ku, L.-C., Chan, S., & Lai, V. T. (2020). Personality traits and emotional word recognition: An ERP study. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience. 20(2), 371-386.
Ku, L.-C., Chang, Y.-T., & Chen, H.-C. (2020). How do extraverts process jokes? An event-related potential study on humor processing. Brain and Cognition, 141, 105553. doi: 10.1016/j.bandc.2020.105553.
Ku, L.-C., Feng, Y.-J., Chan, Y.-C., Wu, C.-L., & Chen, H.-C. (2017). A re-visit of three-stage humor processing with readers’ surprise, comprehension, and funniness ratings: An ERP study. Journal of Neurolignuistics, 42, 49-62.
Courses Taught: 
  • T.A. Structure of Mind & Behvior
  • T.A. Measurement and Statisitics 
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