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Our group (founded in 2011) is affiliated with the State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning, Beijing Normal University, China. Our research is focused on individual variability in the human brain at the systems level. We primarily employ multi-modal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), such as structural MRI, diffusion MRI, and resting-state functional MRI.
Specifically, our research includes two divisions. The first division is dedicated to computational methodology and platform development for post-processing, analyzing, and evaluating structural and diffusion MRI data. This line of investigation aims to improve quantification of the inter-individual variability in various measures for the human brain (e.g., gray matter morphometry, white matter connectivity/networks, and intrinsic functional activity). The second division explores the genetic basis and behavioral consequence of inter-individual human brain variability. This line of research involves relating genetic and behavioral variation as well as brain diseases/disorders with inter-subject differences in brain measures.
Our work is funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Ministry of Education, and Beijing Municipal Science & Technology Commission.
【Recruiting】There are vacancies for postdoc, research assistant, and visiting students. Please contact email@example.com.
|【2018-08-17】Congratulations to Xiaochen for being awarded a grant from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NO. 81801782) .|
|【2018-06-29】Our paper entitled “The consequence of cerebral small vessel disease: Linking brain atrophy to motor impairment in the elderly” has been published on Human Brain Mapping. Please see our paper here.|
|【2018-06-02】Our paper entitled “The effect of machine learning regression algorithms and sample size on individualized behavioral prediction with functional connectivity features” has been published on NeuroImage. Please see our paper here.|
|【2018-03-12】Chenxi’s OHBM abstract received the"Merit Abstract Award "and will be presented as a oral presentation.|
|【2017-12-11】Our paper entitled “Aberrant development of the asymmetry between hemispheric brain white matter networks in autism spectrum disorder ” has been published online on European Neuropsychopharmacology. Please see our paper here.|
|【2017-11-30】Congratulations to Xiaochen for obtaining funding from the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation（Grade 2）.|
|【2017-08-18】Congratulations to Suyu for being awarded a grant from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NO. 81701783) .|
|【2017-06-04】Our paper entitled “Mapping the effect of the X chromosome on the human brain: Neuroimaging evidence from Turner syndrome” has been published online on Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. Please see our paper here.|
|【2017-05-15】Congratulations to Xiaochen and Zaixu for passing the defense of the doctoral dissertation (See photos here)!|
|【2017-05-02】Congratulations to Suyu for obtaining funding from the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation（Grade 2）.|
|【2017-04-10】Our paper entitled “ROBO1 Polymorphisms, Callosal Connectivity, and Reading Skills”has been selected as the cover paper on Human Brain Mapping.|
|【2017-03-10】Our paper entitled “Individualized Prediction of Reading Comprehension Ability Using Gray Matter Volume” has been published online on Cerebral Cortex. Please see our paper here.|
|【2017-03-01】Our paper entitled “ROBO1 Polymorphisms, Callosal Connectivity, and Reading Skills” has been published online on Human Brain Mapping. Please see our paper here.|
|【2016-06-28】Our paper entitled “Size matters to functions: Brain volume correlates with intrinsic brain activity across healthy individuals” has been published online on Neuroimage. Please see our paper here.
|【2016-06-26】Congratulations to Suyu, Zhao, Liangjie, and Yachao for their successful graduation (See photos here)! Wish them more success in the future!
|【2016-04-26】Our paper regarding the development of white-matter network asymmetry has been published online on Cerebral Cortex. Please see our paper here.|
|【2016-03-05】Suyu’s OHBM abstract received the"Merit Abstract Award "and will be presented as a oral presentation.|
|【2016-01-20】Our paper regarding the classification for developmental dyslexia has been published online on Human Brain Mapping.Please see our paper here.|
|【2016-01-18】Our paper regarding the amygdala shape abnormalities in Turner syndrome patients has been published online on CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics. Please see our paper here.|
|【2015-10-23】Our paper regarding the functional network abnormalities in Turner syndrome patients has been published online on Cerebral Cortex. Please see our paper here.|
|【2015-09-14】Our group hosted a small workshop "The methodology for MRI-based human brain connectome "at Yanqi mountain villa (supported by Beijing Nova program).|
|【2015-08-13】The group homepage is officially launched.|