A neuroscientist and psychologist as well as a long-term practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, meditation, Tai Chi, martial arts and I Ching.
His basic research focuses on how brain processes information, makes decision and drives behavior associated with health and disease. For example, how experiences (learning/training or culture) affect the brain processing and reshape the brain networks that support paying attention, learning, emotional regulation, cognitive control, behavior/habit change and decision making.
His translational research focuses on inventing, developing and applying new preventive intervention techniques (e.g, mindfulness meditation, physical exercise) for behavioral problems and mental disorders associate with deficits in attention, emotion, self-awareness and self-control (e.g. stress, mood disorders, addiction, PTSD and TBI).
Selected Invited Lectures
International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS), Amsterdam, Netherlands
The 4th biennial DACC - Dallas Aging & Cognition Conference, USA
NCCAM/NIH Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series, USA
( see video here )
International Cultural Neuroscience Consortium
Society for Prevention Research
Office of Naval Research
University of Chicago
Society for Neuroscience
121th APA Annual Convention, USA
25th APS Annual Convention, USA
Society for Psychophysiological Research
National Institutes of Health, Science of Behavior Change
Cognitive Science Beijing Symposium
Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Germany
CNRS & Aix-Marseille Université, France
24th Association for Psychological Science (APS)
52nd Society for Psychophysiological Research
Social & Affective Neuroscience Society
University of Southern California