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Dr. Raymond Chan's team from CAS Key Laboratory of Mental Health has provided an alternative proxy score to classify persistent negative symptoms in schizophrenia  Update time:2018/07/20

The Low Pleasure Beliefs Play a Critical Role in Determining Whether Individuals with Mental Disorders Engage in Reward-seeking Activities  Update time:2018/06/04

Emotional Cues can Improve Prospective Memory Performance in Patients with Schizophrenia and Major Depressive Disorder  Update time:2018/05/29

Bilateral Occipital-parietal Conjunction is Responsible for Matching Information Input from Multiple Modalities during Audiovisual Sensory Integration  Update time:2018/04/24

A Recent Study Shows that Social Mistrust is Heritable in Chinese Children and Adolescents  Update time:2018/04/24

Altered Functional Connectivity is Observed in Individuals with Negative Schizotypy During Facial Emotion Processing  Update time:2018/04/18

Olfactory Identification Impairment as A Trait Marker for Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders  Update time:2018/04/17

Expressive Deficits and Amotivation are Present in Schizophrenia Patients and Their Unaffected First-degree Relatives and Individuals with Schizotypal Traits  Update time:2018/03/28

Both Individuals with Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders and Autistic Spectrum Disorders Share Similar Impairment in Multisensory Temporal Integration  Update time:2018/03/06

Specific Alteration in Functional Connectivity was Observed in Patients with Comorbid Schizophrenia and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder  Update time:2018/01/31

Functional Imaging Study Supports the Heritability of Motor Coordination and Audiovisual Integration at a Neural Level in Healthy Twins  Update time:2018/01/03

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The NACN Lab is a research group in the Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. It is a question-oriented laboratory focusing on neuropsychiatric disorders, mainly schizophrenia spectrum disorders. Our main objective is to understand brain-behaviour relationship and how the advancement of cognitive neuroscience, affective neuroscience, and social cognitive neuroscience help us formulate a better understanding of underlying mechanism of neurocognitive deficits observed in patients with neuropsychiatric disorders, mainly schizophrenia spectrum disorders.

The strategy is to study distinct neurocognitive performance (particularly attention and executive function) and everyday life cognitive errors in healthy people, at-risk individuals, patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders and related neuropsychiatric disorders with various methodologies.

The methodological approach of the lab is to look for convergence and complementarity from multiple research tools. Behavioural experiments are combined with brain-imaging methods with spatial (structural and functional MRI) and temporal (ERPs) resolution. We also adopt animal models and psychopharmacological approach and genetic related analysis to study the wide range effect of antipsychotics on disorders and to find out the optimal endophenotypic markers for neurological and psychiatric patients.

The laboratory is led by Professor Raymond Chan. Postdoctoral scientists and students are encouraged to work independently and cooperatively on relevant questions of their own interest.

In this web site, we seek to provide information about our activities. We welcome any dialogue or critical comments on our research. We thank you for your interest. If you wish to contact us, send an email to: rckchan@psych.ac.cn

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