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Dr Wei He

BMedSc Sichuan, MD ZJU, PhD Macq.

Wei He

Associate Investigator

Contact Details

Office : 3.504
Phone : +61 2 9850 2952
Fax : +61 2 9850 6059
email : wei.he@mq.edu.au
ORCID : http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9547-6516

External Address

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

Profile

My research investigates the neural mechanisms of human face perception and their development in pre-school children using the neuroimaging techniques that provide high temporal resolution, including magnetoencephalography (MEG) and electroencephalography (EEG).

Recent External Appointments

  • Reviewer, Neuropsychologia. (2014 continuing)

External Memberships

  • Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society
  • Society Organization for Human Brain Mapping

Awards

  • CCD Excellence in Research Student Award: Outstanding 2014 Publication (2015), He, W. ($1,000)
  • Macquarie University Postgraduate Research Fund (PGRF) Vice Chancellor's Recommendation (2012), He, W.

Recent Grants Awarded

  • ARC CCD Neural Markers Training Scheme (2018) "The outcome of impact: Detecting sports concussion with consumer-grade EEG." Sowman, P., Badcock, N., He, W., Savage, G., Cohen, A., & Wehrman, J. ($6,284)
  • ARC CCD Neural Markers Training Scheme (2017) "Investigating word recognition with Fast Periodic Visual Stimulation using Emotiv and Neuroscan EEG." de Wit, B., Woolgar, A., Schubert, T., Wang, H.-C., Badcock, N., He, W., & Kinoshita, S. ($3,230)
  • ARC CCD Postdoc Exchange Scheme (2017) He, W. ($12,500)
  • ARC Discovery Project [DP170103148] (2017 - 2019) "The development of predictive brain function in preschool children." Sowman, P., He, W., & Brock, J. ($367,000)
  • Macquarie University Faculty of Human Sciences Equipment Grant Scheme (2016) "BIOSEMI 32 Channel Active Electrode Set." He, W. ($2,505)
  • Macquarie University Research Fellowship (2016 - 2018) "Neural foundations of cognitive development: MEG studies of brain function and connectivity in pre-school children." He, W. ($49,958)
  • ARC CCD Cross Program Support Scheme (2016 - 2017) "Hidden language: Using fast periodic stimulation to reveal lexical and semantic processing in minimally-verbal children with autism." Woolgar, A., Badcock, N., He, W., Brock, J., Rich, A., & Nickels, L. ($36,627)
  • Macquarie University Faculty of Human Sciences Open Access Journal Assistance Scheme (2015) "Face processing in the brains of pre-school aged children measured with MEG" (NeuroImage). Johnson, B., He, W., & Brock, J. ($2,000)
  • Macquarie University Faculty of Human Sciences Open Access Journal Assistance Scheme (2014) "Face-sensitive brain responses measured from a four-year-old child with a custom-sized child MEG system." (Journal of Neuroscience Methods) (US$1800). Johnson, B., & He, W. ($1,998)

Selected Publications

Books

  • Wang, W., & He, W. (Eds.). (2009). Personality disorder. Beijing: People’s Public Health Publishing House.
  • Wang, W., He, W. (Eds.). (2009). Clinical psychology. Beijing: People’s Public Health Publishing House.

Book Chapters

  • He, W., & Wang, W. (2010). Psychotherapy. In S.Q. Yao & J.Q. Fang (Eds.), Psychology for medical students (pp. 280-320). Beijing: People’s Public Health Publishing House.
  • He, W., & Wang, W. (2009). Intelligence and intelligence testing. In J.M. Li & W. Wang (Eds.), Textbook of English in psychology (pp. 132-149). Beijing: People’s Public Health Publishing House.
  • He, W., Shenm, Y., Huang, J., Chen, W., & Wang, W. (2008). Event-related potential P3 elicited by a single tone in personality disorders. In J.C. Hagen & E.I. Jensen (Eds.), Personality Disorders: New Research (pp. 151-164). New York: Nova Science.
  • Huang, J., He, W., & Wang, W. (2008). A young man in panic. In W. Wang (Ed.), Case studies of psychological counselling and psychotherapy (pp. 84-91). Beijing: People’s Public Health Publishing House.
  • Huang, J., Zhu, M., He, W., Yang, Y., Chen, W., & Wang, W. (2008). Dialectic behavioral therapy-family skills training for antisocial and narcissistic personality disorders in China. In J.C. Hagen & E.I. Jensen (Eds.), Personality Disorders: New Research (pp. 139-149). New York: Nova Science.

Periodicals

  • Zhang, B., Xu, Y., He, W., Wang, J., Chai, H., Shen, C., Zhu, Q., & Wang, W. (2017). Intensity dependence of auditory evoked potentials in primary dysmenorrhea. The Journal of Pain, 18(11), 1324-1332. doi:10.1016/j.jpain.2017.06.009
  • Zheng, L., He, W., Yu, S., & Zhong, G. (2017). Altered effective brain connectivity at early response or antipsychotics in first-episode schizophrenia with auditory hallucinations. Clinical Neurophysiology, 128(6), 867-874. doi:10.1016/j.clinph.2017.02.004
  • He, W., Brock, J., & Johnson, B.W. (2015). Face processing in the brains of pre-school aged children measured with MEG. NeuroImage, 106, 317-327.
  • He, W., Garrido, M.I., Sowman, P.F., Brock, J., & Johnson, B.W. (2015). Development of effective connectivity in the core face network for face perception. Human Brain Mapping, 36(6), 2161-2173. doi:10.1002/hbm.22762
  • He, W., Brock, J., & Johnson, B.W. (2014). Face-sensitive brain responses measured from a four-year-old child with a custom-sized child MEG system. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 222, 213-217. doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2013.11.020
  • Chai, H., Chen, W., Zhu, J., Xu, Y., Lou, L., Yang, T., He, W., & Wang, W. (2012). Processing of facial expressions of emotion in healthy volunteers: An exploration with event-related potentials and personality traits. Clinical Neurophysiology, 42(6), 369-375.
  • Chai, H., Xu, S., Zhu, J., Chen, W., Xu, Y., He, W., & Wang, W. (2012). Further evidence for the fifth personality disordered higher-trait: A correlation study using normal and disordered personality measures. Psychiatry Research, 200(2-3), 444-449. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2012.07.019
  • Chen, W., Yu, S., Zhu, J., Chai, H., He, W., & Wang, W. (2012). Personality characteristics in male sufferers of chronic tension-type and cervicogenic headache. Journal of Clinical Neurology, 8(1), 69-74. doi:10.3988/jcn.2012.8.1.69
  • He, W., Chai, H., Chen, W.Z., Zhang, J.H., Xu, Y., Zhu, J.P., & Wang, W. (2012). Facial emotion triggered cerebral potentials in treatment-resistant depression and borderline personality disorder patients of both genders. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, 37(1), 121-127.
  • Li , L., Huangfu, L., Chai, H., He, W., Song, H., Zou, X., & Wang, W. (2012). Development of a functional and emotional measure of dysmenorrhea (FEMD) in Chinese university women. Health Care for Women International, 33(2), 97-108. doi:10.1080/07399332.2011.603863
  • Liang, W., Zhang, Y., Li, H., Chu, J., Qin Z., Lou, L., Li, Z., He, W., Zou, X.H., & Wang, W. (2012). Personality trait and primary dysmenorrhea: A study using a five-factor model in Chinese university women. Archives of Neuropsychiatry, 49(2), 92-95. [Link]
  • Xu, Y., Zhu, J., Chen, W., Chai, H., He, W., & Wang, W. (2012). Personality correlates of reporting Chinese words from Deutsch "high-low" word illusion by Chinese people. Neuroscience Bulletin, 28(3), 240-246. doi:10.1007/s12264-012-1235-5
  • Yu, S., Zhu, J., Xu, Y., Zheng, L., Chai, H., He, W., Liu, W., Li, H., & Wang, W. (2012). Processing environmental stimuli in paranoid schizophrenia: Recognizing facial emotions and performing executive functions. Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, 25(6), 697-705. doi:10.3967/0895-3988.2012.06.012
  • He, W., Zhang, Y., Zhu, J., Xu, Y., Yu, W., Chen, W., Liu, Y., & Wang, W. (2011). Could sex difference in color preference and its personality correlates fit into social theories? Let Chinese university students tell you. Personality and Individual Differences, 51(2), 154-159.
  • He, W., Zhang, Y.C., Zhu, J.P., Xu, Y., Yu, W.J., Chen, W.Z., Liu, Y.H., & Wang, W. (2011). Could relationship between personality and color preference fit into social theories? Let Chinese university students tell you. Personality and Individual Differences, 51, 154-159.
  • Huang, J.Y., He, W., Chen, W.Z., Yu, W.J., Chen, W., Shen, M.W., & Wang, W. (2011). The Zuckerman-Kuhlman personality questionnaire predicts functioning styles of personality disorder: A trial in healthy subjects and personality disorder patients. Psychiatry Research, 186(2-3), 320-325. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2010.07.010
  • Wang, F., Chen, W., Huang, J., Xu, P., He, W., Chai, H., Zhu, J., Yu, W., Chen, L., & Wang, W. (2011). Preliminary study of relationships between hypnotic susceptibility and personality disorder functioning styles in healthy volunteers and personality disorder patients. BMC Psychiatry, 11(1), 121. doi:10.1186/1471-244X-11-121
  • Zheng, L., Chai, H., Chen, W., Yu, R., He, W., Jiang, Z., Yu, S., Li, H., & Wang, W. (2011). Recognition of facial emotion and perceived parental bonding styles in healthy subjects and personality disorder patients. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 65(7), 648-654. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1819.2011.02285.x
  • He, W., Chai, H., Zhang, Y.C., Yu, S.H., Chen, W., & Wang, W. (2010). Line bisection performance in patients with generalized anxiety disorder and treatment-resistant depression. International Journal of Medical Sciences, 7, 224-231.
  • He, W., Chai, H., Zheng, L.L., Yu, W.J., Chen, W.Z., Li, J.M., Chen, W., & Wang, W. (2010). Mismatch negativity in patients with treatment-resistant depression and borderline personality disorder. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, 34, 366-371.
  • Cai, F.F., He, W., Xu, P.W., Liang, W.W., Chai, H., Yu, W.J., Chen, W.Z., Wu, H., Chen, W., & Wang, W. (2009). Loving-pursuing patterns and personality traits in Chinese university undergraduate students. Interpersona, 3, 140-155.
  • Huang, J.Y., Fan, J.L., He, W., Yu, S.H., Sun, G.Q., Yeow, C.D., Shen, M.W., Chen, W., & Wang, W. (2009). Could intensity ratings of Matsumoto and Ekman's JACFEE pictures delineate basic emotions? A principal component analysis in Chinese university students. Personality and Individual Differences, 46, 331-335.
  • Yu, S.H., Wei, L.L., Chai, H., He, W., Wang, D.F., Chen, W., & Wang, W. (2009). Description of personality traits by Chinese adjectives: A trial in university students. Psychology of Language and Communication, 13, 5-20.
  • Wang, Y., Zhu, M., Huang, J., He, W., Yu, S., Yu, R., Tang, S., Shen, M., & Wang, W. (2008). Family behavior therapy for antisocial and narcissistic personality disorders in China: An open study. German Journal of Psychiatry, 11, 91-97.

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • He, W., Hudson, J., Johnson, B.W., McLellan, L., Wong, Q., Broeren, S., & Dodd, H. (2017, September). Altered amygdala-cortical connectivity in anxious children: Magnetoencephalographic evidence. Paper presented at the Inter-university Neuroscience and Mental Health Conference, Western Sydney University, Sydney.
  • Cheyne, D., Jobst, C., Al-Loo, R., He, W., Tang, H., & Johnson, B.W. (2017, May). MEG reveals developmental changes in primary motor cortex during early childhood. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neural Control of Movement, Dublin, UK.
  • He, W. (2017, May). Paediatric MEG: Developing networks in preschool children. Colloquium at the VU University Medical Centre, Vrije University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • He, W., (2017, February). Critical issues in MEG. Colloquium at the IDEALAB Winter School, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • He, W., Johnson, B.W., & Brock, J. (2016, October). Effective connectivity of core brain networks for perception and cognition in preschool age children. Presentation given at the 20th International Conference on Biomagnetism (BIOMAG2016), Seoul, Korea.
  • He, W., Rossion, B., & Johnson, B.W. (2016, October). Face-selective neuromagnetic responses to fast periodic presentation of natural images. Poster session presented at the 20th International Conference on Biomagnetism (BIOMAG2016), Seoul, Korea.
  • Brock, J., He, W., Mahajan, Y., Johnson, B., Sowman, P., & Garrido, M. (2016, June). Dynamic casual modelling of fronto-temporal connectivity in preschool children. Poster session presented at the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) Annual Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Jobst, C., Al-Loos, R., He, W., Tang, H., Johnson, B.W., & Cheyne, D. (2016, April). MEG recordings in preschool age children reveal developmental changes in primary motor cortex. Poster session presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, New York, USA.
  • He, W., Brock, J., & Johnson, B.W. (2015, November). Face processing in the brains of pre-school aged children measured with MEG. Paper presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • He, W., Mahajan, Y., Garrido, M., Johnson, B., & Brock, J. (2015, November). Emerging feedback loops in pre-school aged children: Dynamic casual modelling of auditory evoked magnetic fields. Paper presented at the 5th Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society Conference, Auckland, NZ.
  • He, W., Brock, J., & Johnson, B.W. (2015, June). Temporal neurodynamics of face repetition effects in young children and adults measured with MEG. Poster session presented at the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) Annual Meeting, Honolulu, US.
  • He, W., Brock, J., & Johnson, B. (2014, September). Different neural mechanisms underlie repetitions of faces in pre-schoolers and adults: An MEG study. Poster session presented at the Inter-university Neuroscience and Mental Health Conference, Sydney.
  • Hudson, J.L., Johnson, B.W., Broeren, S., McLellan, L., Wong, Q., Dodd, H., He, W., & Meng, D. (2014, September). Using magnetoencephalography (MEG) to examine neurological activation during emotion processin in anxious children. Paper presented at the Inter-University Neuroscience and Mental Health Conference, Sydney.
  • He, W., Brock, J., & Johnson, B.W. (2014, July). Different neural mechanisms underlie processing of repetitions of faces in pre-schoolers and adults: An MEG study. Poster session presented at the 12th International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience (ICON), Brisbane.
  • He, W., Brock, J., & Johnson, B. (2013, December). Neuro-magnetic correlates of face processing in pre-schoolers. Paper presented at the MEG Day: A Swinburne/Macquarie Symposium and Workshop, Melbourne.
  • He, W. (2013, November). Measuring brain function in pre-school aged children using MEG. Presentation given at the Australia-China Science Research Fund Hearing Impairment and Language Acquisition Workshop, Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing, China.
  • He, W. (2013, November). An MEG neuroimaging study on the developmental changes of face processing in pre-school aged children. Poster session presented at the 4th Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference (ACNC), Melbourne.
  • He, W., Brock, J., & Johnson, B.W. (2013, November). Face processing in the brains of pre-school aged children measured with MEG. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) Annual Workshop, Sydney.
  • He, W., Brock, J., & Johnson, B. (2013, September). Face processing in pre-school aged children: A MEG neuroimaging study. Poster session presented at the International Conference on Basic and Clinical Multimodal Imaging, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • He, W., Brock, J., & Johnson, B.W. (2013, September). Face processing in preschool aged children: An MEG neuroimaging study. Paper presented at the International Conference on Basic and Clinical Multimodal Imaging, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Johnson, B.W., Tesan, G., He, W., & Crain, S. (2013, June). MEG neuroimaging of perceptual, motor and cognitive brain function in preschool-aged children. Paper presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (HBM), Seattle, USA.
  • He, W., Brock, J., & Johnson, B. (2012, November). Face processing in pre-school aged children: A MEG neuroimaging study. Paper presented at the 3rd Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference (ACNS), Brisbane.
  • He, W., Brock, J., & Johnson, B.W. (2012, November). Face processing in pre-school aged children: An MEG neuroimaging study. Colloquium at the 3rd Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference (ACNC), Brisbane.
  • He, W., Tesan, G., Brock, J., & Johnson, B.W. (2012, August). A neural marker of face processing in a four year old child. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • He, W. (2010, September). Line bisection performance in patients with generalized anxiety disorder and treatment-resistant depression. Poster session presented at the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) International Congress, Beijing, China.

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