Ying-hui Chou

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Assistant Professor, Cognition and Neural Systems
Director of Brain Imaging and TMS Laboratory


Psychology 505
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My work has focused on cognitive and clinical neuroscience of aging and neurodegenerative disorders. Within this framework, my laboratory is particularly interested in integrating brain imaging and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) techniques to 1) develop image-guided therapeutic TMS protocols for individuals with mild cognitive impairment, and 2) identify TMS-derived and image-based biomarkers for early diagnosis and prediction of therapeutic outcomes.
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 Reports, 7, 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 Connectivity, 5(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 Aging, 34(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: 
PSY321 Brain Rehabilitation
PSY300 Cognitive Neuroscience: A Guide to Mind and Brain
PSY422 Introduction to Brain Connectivity
PSY496H Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar
PSY528 Cognitive Neuroscience
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