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Dr Jie Yang

BSc PKU, MSc PKU, PhD BNU.

Jie Yang

Associate Investigator

Contact Details

Office : 3.819
Phone : +61 2 9850 6757
Fax : +61 2 9850 6059
email : j.yang@mq.edu.au
Homepage : https://www.cogsci.mq.edu.au/members/profile.php?memberID=1088

External Address

Department of Cognitive Science
Australian Hearing Hub
16 University Avenue
Macquarie University NSW 2109

Profile

My research areas include embodied cognition and neural basis of language comprehension. I use fMRI, EEG, behavioural and ALE meta-analysis techniques.

Recent External Appointments

  • Reviewer, Journal of Neurolinguistics. (2016 continuing)
  • Review Editor, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. (2015 continuing)
  • Grant Reviewer, Italian Ministry of Health. (2015 continuing)
  • Reviewer, Cortex. (2015 continuing)
  • Reviewer, Psychological Bulletin. (2015 continuing)
  • Reviewer, Scientific Reports. (2015 continuing)
  • Editorial Board Member, Austin Journal of Neurological Disorders & Epilepsy. (2014 continuing)
  • Reviewer, Journal of the Royal Society Interface. (2014 continuing)
  • Reviewer, Brain Research. (2013 continuing)
  • Reviewer, Brain & Language. (2012 continuing)
  • Reviewer, Cerebral Cortex. (2012 continuing)
  • Reviewer, PLoS ONE. (2012 continuing)
  • Abstract Reviewer, Annual Meeting of Organization of Human Brain Mapping. (2012 continuing)
  • Editorial Board Member, Current Research in Psychology. (2011 continuing)
  • Abstract Reviewer, Neurobiology of Language Conference. (2011 continuing)
  • Judge, 31st Annual Vincent du Vigneaud Memorial Symposium, Weill Medical College of Cornell University. (2011)

External Memberships

  • Society for the Neurobiology of Language
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Society Organization for Human Brain Mapping

Recent Grants Awarded

  • Macquarie University Strategic Infrastructure Scheme (2017) "Magnetic resonance-compatible experimental equipment." Wardle, S., Seymour, K., Woolgar, A., Zopf, R., Rich, A., Curby, K., Yang, J., Williams, M., & Pardey, M. ($50,997)
  • ARC CCD Neural Markers Training Scheme (2016) "Neural correlates of letter-sound integration in English adults with dyslexia." Litt, R., Yang, J., Li, Y., Byrne, B., Savage, G., Finkbeiner, M., Sowman, P., Castles, A., Kinoshita, S., Banales, E., & de Lissa, P. ($10,300)
  • Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block Grant [9201401556] (2015 - 2016) “High accuracy neural navigation to enhance research using brain stimulation.” Sowman, P., Rich, A., Woolgar, A., Yang, J., McCarthy-Jones, S., Coltheart, M., Cox, R., Johnson, B., Castles, A., Nickels, L., Thompson, W., Jackson, J., & Gelding, R. ($81,850)
  • Ian Potter Foundation Travel Grant (2015 - 2016) “Cognitive Neuroscience Society 2016 Annual Meeting, New York, USA” Yang, J. ($2,200)
  • Macquarie University Research Development Grant (2015 - 2016) "Giving speech a hand: The influence of co-speech gestures on second language comprehension." Yang, J., & Finkbeiner, M. ($24,160)
  • The Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China [10YJCZH194] (2011 - 2014) "Reading difficulty and its neural mechanism in Chinese-English bilinguals." Xue, J., & Yang, J. ($60,000)
  • National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders [R01DC007694] (2006 - 2012) "Sensitive period of speech perception." Zevin, J., McCandliss, B., Datta, H., Yang, J., & Dikker, S. ($2,209,655)

Selected Publications

Books

  • Yang, J. (2013). Context Effects on Embodied Representation of Language Concepts (Ebook). Amsterdam: Elsevier Academic Press.

Periodicals

  • Yang, J., & Hofmann, J. (2016). Action observation and imitation in autism spectrum disorders: An ALE meta-analysis of fMRI studies. Brain Imaging and Behavior, 10(4), 960-969. doi:10.1007/s11682-015-9456-7
  • Yang, J., & Lee, J. (In Press). Different aberrant mentalizing networks in males and females with autism spectrum disorders: Evidence from resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging. Autism. doi:10.1177/1362361316667056
  • Yang, J., & Shu, H. (2016). Involvement of the motor system in comprehension of non-literal action language: A meta-analysis study. Brain Topography, 29(1), 94-107. doi:10.1007/s10548-015-0427-5
  • Yang, J., Li, P., Fang, X., Shu, H., Liu, Y., & Chen, L. (2016). Hemispheric involvement in the processing of Chinese idioms: An fMRI study. Neuropsychologia, 87, 12-24. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2016.04.029
  • Wang, X., Yang, J., Yang, J., Mencl, W.E., Shu, H., & Zevin, J.D. (2015). Language differences in the brain network for reading in naturalistic story reading and lexical decision. PLoS ONE, 10(5), e0124388. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0124388
  • Yang, J. (2015). The influence of motor expertise on the brain activity of motor task performance: A meta-analysis of functional magnetic resonance imaging studies. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 15(2), 381-394. doi:10.3758/s13415-014-0329-0
  • Yang, J., Andric, M., & Matthew, M. (2015). The neural basis of hand gesture comprehension: A meta-analysis of functional magnetic resonance imaging studies. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 57, 88-104. doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2015.08.006
  • Xue, J., Yang, J., & Zhao, Q. (2014). Chinese-English bilinguals processing temporal-spatial metaphor in English. Cognitive Processing, 15(3), 269-281.
  • Yang, J. (2014). The role of the right hemisphere in metaphor comprehension: A meta-analysis of functional magnetic resonance imaging studies. Human Brain Mapping, 35(1), 107–122. doi:10.1002/hbm.22160
  • Yang, J. (2014). Influences of motor contexts on semantic processing of action-related language. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 14(3), 912-922. doi:10.3758/s13415-014-0258-y
  • Yang, J. (2014). Verb generation in Parkinson’s disease patients. Austin Journal of Neurological Disorders and Epilepsy, 1(1), 4.
  • Yang, J., & Shu, H. (2014). The causal interactions between bilateral M1 and SMA during verb comprehension, motor imagery and hand motion. Archives of Neuroscience, 2(1), e18185. doi:10.5812/archneurosci.18185
  • Yang, J., & Xue, J. (2014). Distinguishing different fictional worlds during sentence comprehension: ERP evidence. Psychophysiology, 51(1), 42-51. doi:10.1111/psyp.12149
  • Yang, J., & Zevin, J. (2014). The impact of task demand on visual word recognition. Neuroscience, 272, 102-115. doi:10.1016/j.neuroscience.2014.04.044
  • Xue, J., Yang, J. Zhang, J., Qi, Z., Bai C, & Qiu, Y. (2013). An ERP study on Chinese natives' second language syntactic grammaticalization. Neuroscience Letters, 534, 258-263. doi:10.1016/j.neulet.2012.11.045
  • Yang, J., & Shu, H. (2012). The role of the premotor cortex and the primary motor cortex in action verb comprehension: Evidence from Granger causality analysis. Brain Research Bulletin, 88, 460-466. doi:10.1016/j.brainresbull.2012.04.006
  • Yang, J., & Shu, H. (2011). Embodied representation of tool-use action verbs and hand action verbs: Evidence from a tone judgment task. Neuroscience Letters, 493, 112-115. doi:10.1016/j.neulet.2011.02.020
  • Yang, J., & Xue, J. (2011). Time course of temporal language processing. Experimental Brain Research, 213, 475-491.
  • Yang, J., Shu, H. (2011). The role of mental simulation in language comprehension [in Chinese]. Psychological Science, 1, 71-76.
  • Yang, J., Shu, H., Bi, Y., Liu, Y., & Wang, X. (2011). Dissociation and association of the embodied representation of tool-use verbs and hand verbs: An fMRI study. Brain & Language, 119, 167-174. doi:10.1016/j.bandl.2011.06.001
  • Yang, J., & Shu, H. (2010). Cerebral hemisphere mechanism of idiom comprehension [in Chinese]. Psychological Science, 1, 1171-1173.

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Yang, J., & Lee, J. (2016, June). Different aberrant mentalizing networks in males and females with autism spectrum disorders: evidence from resting-state fMRI. Poster session presented at the 3rd Annual Australasian Society for Social and Affective Neuroscience (AS4SAN) Meeting, University of Technology, Sydney.
  • Yang, J., Lee, J., Taylor, J., & Mac, K.M. (2016, June). Learning foreign emotion words through gesture imitation and observation: An fMRI study. Poster session presented at the 3rd Annual Australasian Society for Social and Affective Neuroscience (AS4SAN) Meeting, University of Technology, Sydney.
  • Morgan, O., & Yang, J. (2016, April). Neural substrates of word learning in adults: A meta-analysis of fMRI studies. Poster session presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS2016), New York, USA.
  • Yang, J., Andric, M., & Matthew, M. (2016, April). The neural substrates of hand gesture comprehension: Evidence from a quantitative meta-analysis study. Poster session presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS2016), New York, USA.
  • Castillo, M., & Yang, J. (2015, June). The impact of age of acquisition and proficiency on bilingual brain networks: An ALE meta-analysis. Poster session presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Organisation for Human Brain Mapping, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Yang, J., & Hofmann, J. (2015, June). Aberrant brain network organization in young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Poster session presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Organisation for Human Brain Mapping, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Yang, J., Andric, M., & Matthew, M. (2015, June). The neural basis of hand gesture comprehension: A meta-analysis of functional magnetic resonance imaging studies. Poster session presented at the Australasian Social Neuroscience Society Annual Conference, The University of Queensland, Brisbane.
  • Yang, J., Andric, M., & Matthew, M. (2015, June). The neural basis of hand gesture comprehension: A meta-analysis of functional magnetic resonance imaging studies. Poster session presented at the 2nd Annual Meeting of the Australiasian Social Neuroscience Society, Brisbane.
  • Xue, J., Yang, J., & Zhang, J. (2015, April). Age of acquisition and reading level modulate neural representation differently during the second language syntactic grammaticalization. Poster session presented at the Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Sydney.
  • Xue, J., Yang, J., & Zhang, J. (2015, April). Age of acquisition and reading level modulate neural representation differently during the second language syntactic grammaticalisation. Poster session presented at the 42nd Annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • Yang, J., & Xue, J. (2015, April). Reality/fiction distinction and fiction/fiction distinction during sentence comprehension: ERP evidence. Poster session presented at the Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Sydney.
  • Yang, J., & Xue, J. (2015, April). Reality/fiction distinction and fiction/fiction distinction during sentence comprehension: ERP evidence. Poster session presented at the 42nd Annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • Yang, J. (2014, September). The influence of motor expertise on the brain activity of motor task performance: A meta-analysis study. Paper presented at the 2014 Inter-University Neuroscience and Mental Health Conference, Sydney.
  • Yang, J. (2014, August). Dynamic change of the brain network during narrative comprehension. Paper presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Xue, J., & Yang, J. (2013, November). Implicit sublexical access to the first language: An ERP study on Chinese-English bilinguals. Poster session presented at the 5th Annual Society for the Neurobiology of Language Conference (NLC 2013), San Diego, USA.
  • Yang, J., Andric, M., Duncan, S., Holt, A., Hasson, U., Cooper, E., & Small, S. (2013, November). Top-down modulation of brain networks during story listening. Poster session presented at the 5th Annual Society for the Neurobiology of Language Conference (NLC 2013), San Diego, USA.
  • Yang, J., Gouldthorp, B., Khadilkar, M., Zevin, J., & Small, S. (2013, June). Building fictional worlds: Information updating during fairytale comprehension. Poster session presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM2013), Seattle, USA.
  • Khadilkar, M., Yang, J., & Small, S. (2013, April). From implicit to explicit: The conventionalization of novel metaphors. Poster session presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS2013), San Francisco, USA.
  • Yang, J., Hasson, U., Cooper, E., & Small, S. (2013, April). Influence of selective attention on story comprehension. Poster session presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS2013), San Francisco, USA.
  • Xue, J., & Yang, J. (2012, October). Spatial sequence processing influences the comprehension of temporal sequencing concepts. Poster session presented at the 4th Annual Neurobiology of Language Conference (NLC 2012), San Sebastián, Spain.
  • Yang, J., Skipper, J., & Zevin, J. (2012, June). Natural language comprehension in Japanese-English bilinguals. Poster session presented at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Beijing, China.
  • Yang, J., & Zevin, J. (2011, November). Interaction between task demands and stimuli type during word reading. Poster session presented at the 3rd Annual Society for the Neurobiology of Language Conference (NLC 2011), Annapolis, USA.
  • Yang, J. (2011, May). Embodied representation of tool-use verbs and hand verbs. Invited colloquium at the Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, USA.
  • Yang, J., & Shu, H. (2011, May). Hierarchically embodied representation of tool-use verbs and hand verbs: fMRI investigation. Poster session presented at the 5th Annual Rovereto workshop on Concepts, Actions and Objects (CAOs), Rovereto, Italy.
  • Yang, J. (2011, February). Reading networks in typical and atypical developmental children. Invited colloquium at the Barnard College, New York, USA.
  • Yang, J. (2009, September). Mental representation of Mandarin noun classifiers: ERP evidence. Invited paper presented at the Sino-German Symposium on Eye-tracking: "ERP studies of language processing", Beijing, China.

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