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最小化 最大化


最小化 最大化

Name: Tian-xiao Yang


Mailing Address:  Room 428 Lincui Road




2008.09- 2012.07,University of York, PhD in Philosophy(Psychology)
2012.07-2015.06,Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, NACN lab,      

2015.07-2018.09  Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Assistant professor

2018.10-now, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Associate professor



Research Interests:

1)  Cognitive-neural mechanisms of cognitive control (working memory, prospective memory, executive control)

2)  Improve cognitive control in clinical populations

3)  Lifespan development of cognitive control



Selected Publications:

Yang, T.-x., Cui, X.-l., Wang, Y., Huang, J., Lui, S. S. Y., Zhang, R.-t., . . . Chan, R. C. K. (2018). Effect of emotional cues on prospective memory performance in patients with schizophrenia and major depressive disorder. Schizophrenia Research. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2018.05.023

Yang, T.-x.,Jia, L.-x., Zheng, Q., Allen, R. J., & Ye, Z. (2018). Forward and backward recall of serial actions: Exploring the temporal dynamics of working memory for instruction. Memory & Cognition. doi: 10.3758/s13421-018-0865-x

Zhang, R. T., Yang, T. X., Wang, Y., Sui, Y. X., Yao, J. J., Yang, Z. Y., . . . Chan, R. C. K. (2018). Neural correlates of future-oriented coping: Preliminary evidence from a resting-state functional connectivity study. Psych J. doi: 10.1002/pchj.232

Yang, T.-x., Allen, R. J., Holmes, J., & Chan, R. C. K. (2017). Impaired memory for instructions in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder is improved by action at presentation and recall. Frontiers in Psychology, 8(39). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00039

Yang, T.-X.,Xie, W., Chen, C.-S., Altgassen, M., Wang, Y., Cheung, E. F. C., & Chan, R. C. K. (2017). The development of multitasking in children aged 7–12 years: Evidence from cross-sectional and longitudinal data. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 161, 63-80. doi:

Lui, S. S. Y., Yang, T.-x., Ng, C. L. Y., Wong, T. Y., Wong1, J. O. Y., Ettinger, U., . . . Chan, R. C. K. (2017). Following instructions in patients with schizophrenia: the benefits of actions at encoding and recall. Schizophrenia Bulletin. doi: 10.1093/schbul/sbx026

Yang, T.-x., Allen, R. J., & Gathercole, S. E. (2016). Examining the role of working memory resources in following spoken instructions. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 28(2), 186-198. doi: 10.1080/20445911.2015.1101118

Zhang, R.-t., Yang, T.-x., Wang, Y., Sui, Y., Yao, J., Zhang, C.-y., . . . Chan, R. C. K. (2016). Structural neural correlates of multitasking: A voxel-based morphometry study. PsyCh Journal, 5, 219-227. doi: 10.1002/pchj.137

Yang, T.-x., Allen, R. J., Yu, Q.-j., & Chan, R. C. K. (2015). The influence of input and output modality on following instructions in working memory. Scientific Reports, 5, 17657. doi: 10.1038/srep17657

Yang, T., Peng, Z., Wang, Y., Geng, F., Miao, G.-d., Cheung, E. F. C., & Chan, R. C. K. (2015). The Nature of Prospective Memory Deficit in Patients with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders. Psychiatry Research, 230, 479-486.

Wang, Y.,Yang, T., Su, L., Chao, Y., Wang, Y., Huang, J., . . . Chan, R. (2014). Neural correlates of prospective memory in individuals with schizotypal personality features. Neuropsychology, 28(3), 373-381. doi: doi: 10.1037/neu0000035

Yang, T., Wang, Y., Lin, H., Zheng, L., & Chan, R. C. K. (2013). Impact of the aging process on event-, time-, and activity-based prospective memory. PsyCh Journal, 2(1), 63-73. doi: 10.1002/pchj.19

Yang, T., Chan, R. C. K., & Shum, D. (2011). The development of prospective memory in typically developing children. Neuropsychology, 25(3), 342–352. doi: 10.1037/a0022239




1)2015-2017 CAS Key Laboratory of Mental Health, Institute of Psychology: The cognitive and neural mechanisms of emotional cues in improving inhibitory control and application in clinical populations

2)2015-2017 National Science Foundation of China:The cognitive and neural mechanisms of emotional cues in improving prospective memory

3)2013-2015 China Postdoctoral Science Foundation: The influence of emotional cues on prospective memory and neural mechanism