Name:Xiaochu Zhang(张效初), Ph.D
Address:University of Science and Technology of China,

School of Life Sciences 433 huangshan Road
Tel:0551-63607295 (office)
1996-2000University of Science and Technology of China

Biology (Minor: Computer science) B.S
2000-2005University of Science and Technology of China

Biophysics/Neuroscience Ph.D

Mentor: Daren Zhang
2005-2010NIH/NIDA, Baltimore, US

Neurobiology Postdoctoral fellow

Mentor: Elliot Stein
2010-NowUniversity of Science and Technology of China School
of Life Science. Professor
Honors and awards
1999National Computer Rank Examination (Grate 4). (ETS of US recognizes that the rightful bearer of this certificate possesses at least minimum competency in the analysis and design of computer systems)
2000University Excellent Thesis in Undergraduate Research Project
2001The Guanghua Fellowship
2004The President Scholarship of Chinese Academy of Sciences
2004The Outstanding Graduate of the Life Science School
200713th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping Travel Award
Drug addiction, Game/internet addiction, Decision-making, Social neuroscience
1.Junjie Bu, Kymberly Young, Wei Hong, Ru Ma, Hongwen Song, Ying Wang, Wei Zhang, Michelle Hampson, Talma Hendler, Xiaochu Zhang*. Effect of de-activation of activity patterns related to smoking cue reactivity on nicotine addiction. Brain (影响因子(2017)=10.848) 2019, in press.
2.Shen Liu, Ru Ma, Xiaoming Liu, Chong Zhang, Yijun Chen, Chenggong Jin, Hangwei Wang, Jiangtian Cui, Xiaochu Zhang*. Using transcranial alternating current stimuluation (tACS) to improve romantic relationships can be a promising approach. Frontiers in Psychology (影响因子(2017)=2.089) 2019, 10 365.
3.Shen Liu, Zhongchen Mou, Wenlan Xie, Chong Zhang, Yijun Chen, Wen Guo, Xiaochu Zhang*, Lin Zhang*. The effect of the irreverisible inequality on pro-social behaviors of people with disabilities. Frontiers in Psychology (影响因子(2017)=2.089) 2019, 10 12.
4.Xiaoming Li#, Lijun Chen#, Ru Ma, Haibao Wang, Li Wan, Ying Wang, Junjie Bu, Wei Hong, Wanwan Lv, Sabine Vollstadt-Klein, Yihong Yang, Xiaochu Zhang*. The top-down regulation from the prefrontal cortex to insula via hypnotic aversion suggestions reduces smoking craving. Human Brain Mapping (影响因子(2017)=4.921) 2019, in press.
5.Rujing Zha, Junjie Bu, Zhengde Wei, Long Han, Pengyu Zhang, Jiecheng Ren, Ying Wang, Lizhuang Yang, Sabine Vollstadt-Klein, Xiaochu Zhang*. Transforming brain signals related to value evaluation and self-control into behavioral choices. Human Brain Mapping (影响因子(2017)=4.921) 2019, 40: 1049-1061.
6.Hongwen Song, Yongjun Zhang, Lin Zuo, Xueli Chen, Gui Cao, Federico d’Oleire Uquillas, Xiaochu Zhang*. Improving relationships by elevating positive illusion and the underlying psychological and neural mechanisms. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience (影响因子(2017)=2.871). 2019, 12: 526.
7.Difei Liu#, Shen Liu*#, Xiaoming Liu, Chong Zhang, Aosika Li, Chenggong Jin, Yijun Chen, Hangwei Wang, Xiaochu Zhang*. Interactive brain activity: review and progress on EEG-Based hyperscanning in social interactions. Frontiers in Psychology (影响因子(2017)=2.089) 2018, 9: 1862. (invited review)
8.Shen Liu, Wenlan Xie, Shangfeng Han, Zhongchen Mou, Xiaochu Zhang*, Lin Zhang*. Social interaction patterns of the disabled people in asymmetric social dilemmas. Frontiers in Psychology (影响因子(2017)=2.089) 2018, 9: 1683.
9.Xiaoming Liu, Shen Liu, Ruiqi Huang, Xueli Chen, Yunlun Xie, Ru Ma, Yuzhi Luo, Junjie Bu, and Xiaochu Zhang*. Neuroimaging studies reveal the subtle difference among social network size measurements and shed light on new directions. Frontiers in Neurosciece  (影响因子(2017)=3.877) 2018, 12: 461. (invited review)
10.Ping Yang#, Rui Tao#, Chengsen He, Ying Wang*, and Xiaochu Zhang*. The risk factors of the alcohol use disorders-through review of its comorbidities. Frontiers in Neuroscience (影响因子(2017)=3.877) 2018, 12: 303. (invited review)
11.Juan Hou#, Yamikani Nadasauka#, Yingying Jiang, Shuangyi Chen, Fei Xu, and Xiaochu Zhang*. Weibo or Wechat? Assessing preference for social networking sites and role of personality traits and psychological factors. Frontiers in Psychology (影响因子(2017)=2.089) 2018, 9: 545.
12.Zhengde Wei#, Long Han#, Xiuying Zhong, Ying Liu, Rujing Zha, Ying Wang, Li-Zhuang Yang, Junjie Bu, Hongwen Song, Wenjuan Wang, Yifeng Zhou, Ping Gao, Xiaochu Zhang*. Chronic nicotine exposure impairs uncertainty modulation on reinforcement learning in anterior cingulate cortex and serotonin system. Neuroimage (影响因子(2017)=5.426) 2018, 169: 323-333.
13.Xiaoming Li#, Die Hu#, Wenrui Deng, Qian Tao*, Ying Hu, Xiaoxue Yang, Zheng Wang, Rui Tao, Lizhuang Yang, Xiaochu Zhang*. Pragmatic ability deficit in schizophrenia and associated theory of mind and executive function. Frontiers in Psychology (影响因子(2017)=2.089) 2017, 8, 2164.
14.Yamikani Ndasauka#, Juan Hou#, Yingying Jiang, Zi Ye, Ying Wang, Lizhuang Yang, Xiaoming Li, Yongjun Zhang, Liangjun Pang*, Yan Kong, Fei Xu, Xiaochu Zhang*. Excessive Use of WeChat, Social Interaction and Locus of Control among College Students in China. PloS One (影响因子(2017)=2.766) 2017, 12(8): e0183633.
15.Fang Jing*, Li-Zhuang Yang*, Ya-Li Peng, Ying Wang, Xiaochu Zhang*, Da-Ren Zhang*. Enhancing the effectiveness of flood road gauges with color coding. Natural Hazards (影响因子(2017)=1.901) 2017, 88(1): 55-70.
16.Li-Zhuang Yang, Bin Shi, Hai Li, Wei Zhang, Ying Liu, Hongzhi Wang, Yanfei Zhou, Ying Wang, Wanwan Lv, Xuebing Ji, Justin Hudak, Yifeng Zhou, Andreas J. Fallgatter, Xiaochu Zhang*. Electrical Stimulation Reduces Smokers’ Craving by Modulating the Coupling between Dorsal Lateral Prefrontal Cortex and Parahippocampal Gyrus. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (影响因子(2017)=3.500) 2017, 12(8):1296-1302.
17.Ying Wang, Ning Ma, Xiaosong He, Nan Li, Zhengde Wei, Lizhuang Yang, Rujing Zha, Long Han, Xiaoming Li, Ying Liu*, Daren Zhang, Xiaochu Zhang*. Neural substrates of updating the prediction through prediction error during decision making. Neuroimage (影响因子(2017)=5.426) 2017, 157:1-12.
18.Xiaoming Li#, Ru Ma#, Liangjun Pang*, Wanwan Lv, Yunlu, Xie, Ying Chen, Pengyu Zhang, Jawen Chen, Qichao Wu, Guanbao, Cui, Peng Zhang, Yifeng Zhou, Xiaochu Zhang*, Delta coherence in resting-state EEG predicts the reducation in cigarette craving after hypnotic aversion suggestions. Scientific Reports (影响因子(2017)=4.122) 2017, 7:2430.
19.Yongjun Zhang*, Hongwen Song, Xiaoming Liu, Dinghong Tang, Yue-e Chen, Xiaochu Zhang*. Language learning enhanced by massive multiple online role-playing games (MMORPGs) and the underlying behavioral and neural mechanisms. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience (影响因子(2017)=2.871) 2017, 11:95. (invited review)
20.Lijun Chen, Chuanfu Li, Jian Zhai*, Anqin Wang, Qin Song, Ying Liu, Ru Ma, Long Han, Yamikani Ndasauka, Xiaoming Li, Hai Li, Xiaochu Zhang*. Altered resting-state signals in acute stroke patients with stroke on or under the thalamus. Neuroscience Bulletin (影响因子(2016)=2.624) 2016, 6:585-590.
21.Li-Zhuang Yang, Zhiyu Yang, Ying Liu, Ying Wang, Xiaochu Zhang*. Non-invasive Brain Stimulation to Treat Nicotine Addiction: Potentials and Challenges. Neuroscience Bulletin (影响因子(2016)=2.624) 2016, 6:550-556. (invited review)
22.Xiaochu Zhang*, Zhiling Zou, Andreas Fallgatter. Editorial: Beyond Reward: Insights from Love and Addiction. Frontiers in Psychology (影响因子(2016)=2.321) 2016, 7:1776. (Editorial)
23.Zhiling Zou, Hongwen Song, Yuting Zhang, Xiaochu Zhang*. Romantic love v.s. drug addiction may inspire a new treatment for addiction. Frontiers in Psychology (影响因子(2016)=2.321) 2016, 7:1436. (Focused review).
24.Peng Chen, Guangming Wang, Ru Ma, Fang Jing, Yongjun Zhang, Ying Wang, Chaoshi Niu*, Xiaochu Zhang*. Mutlidimensional assessment of empathic abilities in patients with insular glioma. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience (影响因子(2016)=3.263) 2016, 16:962-975.
25.Wanwan Lv#, Qichao Wu#, Xiaoming Liu, Ying Chen, Hongwen Song, Li-Zhuang Yang, Xiaochu Zhang*. Cue reactivity in nicotine and alcohol addiction: a cross-cultural view. Frontiers in Psychology (影响因子(2015)=2.321) 2016, 7:1335. (invited review)
26.Yongjun Zhang, Yamikani Ndasauka, Juan Hou, Jiawen Chen, Li-Zhuang Yang, Ying Wang, Long Han, Junjie Bu, Peng Zhang, Yifeng Zhou, Xiaochu Zhang*. Cue-induced behavioral and neutral changes among excessive internet gamers and possible application of cue exposure therapy to internet gaming disorder. Frontiers in Psychology (影响因子(2016)=2.321) 2016, 7:675. (invited review)
27.Ying Wang, Yuting Zhang, Ying Chen, Fang Jing, Zhenni Wang, Yaru Hao, Lizhuang Yang, Ying Liu, Yifeng Zhou, Xiaochu Zhang*. Modulatory Effect of Romantic Love on Value Estimation and Its Neural Mechanism. Neuroreport (影响因子(2016)=1.395) 2016, 27:323-328.
28.Zhengde Wei#, Nannan Yang#, Ying Liu*, Lizhuang Yang, Ying Wang, Long Han, Rujing Zha, Ruiqi Huang, Peng Zhang, Yifeng Zhou, Xiaochu Zhang*. Resting-state functional connectivity between the dorsal anterior cingulated cortex and thalamus is associated with risky decision-making in nicotine addicts. Scientific Reports (影响因子(2016)=4.259) 2016, 6:21778.
29.Bin Shi#, Lizhuang Yang#, Ying Liu*, Shuli Zhao, Ying Wang, Feng Gu, Zhiyu Yang, Yifeng Zhou, Peng Zhang, Xiaochu Zhang. Early-onset Hearing Loss Reorganizes the Visual and Auditory Network in Children without Cochlear Implantation. Neuroreport (影响因子(2016)=1.395) 2016, 27: 197-202.
30.Yamikani Ndasauka#, Juan Hou#, Ying Wang, Lizhuang Yang, Zhiyu Yang, Zi Ye, Yaru Hao, Andreas J. Fallgatter, Yan Kong, Xiaochu Zhang*. Excessive use of Twitter among college students in the UK: Validation of the Microblog Excessive Use Scale and relationship to social interaction and loneliness. Computers in Human Behavior (影响因子(2016)=3.435) 2016, 44(B): 963-971.
31.Ying Wang, Ying Liu, Lizhuang Yang, Feng Gu, Xiaoming Li, Rujing Zha, Zhengde Wei, Yakun Pei, Peng Zhang, Yifeng Zhou, Xiaochu Zhang*. Novelty seeking is related to individual risk perefernce and brain activation associated with risk prediction during decision making. Scientific Reports (影响因子(2015)=5.228) 2015, 6:10534.
32.Xiaoming Li#, Qian Tao #, Ya Fang, Chen Cheng, Yangyang Hao, Jianjun Qi, Ying Wang, Xiaochu Zhang*. Reward sensitivity predicts ice cream-related attentional bias assessed by inattentional blindness. Appetite (影响因子(2015)=3.125) 2015, 89:258-264.
33.Hongwen Song#, Zhiling Zou*#, Juan Kou, Yang Liu, LiZhuang Yang, Anna zilverstand, Federicod’Oleire Uquillas, Xiaochu Zhang*. Love-related changes in the brain: A resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging study. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience (影响因子(2015)=3.634) 2015, 9:71.
34.Chunsheng Xu, Chuanfu Li*, Hongli Wu, Yuanyuan Wu, Sheng Hu, Yifang Zhu, Wei Zhang, Linying Wang, Senhua Zhu, Junping Liu, Qingping Zhang, Jun Yang*, Xiaochu Zhang*. Gender differences in cerebral regional homogeneity of adult healthy volunteers: A resting-state fMRI study. BioMed Research International (影响因子(2015)=2.134) 2015, ID 183074.
35.Lizhuang Yang*, Wei Zhang, Bin Shi, Zhiyu Yang, Zhengde Wei, Feng Gu, Jing Zhang, Guanbao Cui, Ying Liu, Yifeng Zhou, Xiaochu Zhang*, Hengyi Rao. Electrical Stimulation over Bilateral Occipito-temporal Regions Reduces N170 in the Right Hemisphere and the Composite Face Effect. PloS ONE (影响因子(2014)=3.234) 2014, 9:e115772.
36.Juan Hou#, Zhichao Huang#, Hongxia Li#, Mengqiu Liu, Wei Zhang, Ning Ma, Lizhuang Yang, Feng Gu, Ying Liu, Shenghua Jin, Xiaochu Zhang*. Is the Excessive Use of Microblogs an Internet Addiction? Developing a Scale for Assessing the Excessive Use of Microblogs in Chinese College Students. PloS ONE (影响因子(2014)=3.234) 2014, 9:e110960.
37.Chuanfu Li, Jun Yang*, Kyungmo Park, Hongli Wu, Sheng Hu, Wei Zhang, Junjie Bu, Chunsheng Xu, Bensheng Qiu, Xiaochu Zhang*. Prolonged Repeated Acupuncture Stimulation Induces Habituation Effects in Pain-Related Brain Areas: An fMRI Study. PloS ONE (影响因子(2014)=3.234) 2014, 9:e97502.
38.Ya Li#, Feng Gu#*, Xiliang Zhang#, Lizhuang Yang, Lijun Chen, Zhengde Wei, Rujing Zha, Ying Wang, Xiaoming Li, Yifeng Zhou, Xiaochu Zhang*. Cerebral Activity to Opposite-Sex Voices Reflected by Event-related Potentials. PloS ONE (影响因子(2014)=3.234) 2014, 9:e94976.
39.Xiaoming Li*, Kai Wang, Jianxian Wu, Yongfeng Hong, Jingpu Zhao, Xiaojun Feng, Mei Xu, Min Wang, Xiaochu Zhang*. The Link between Impaired Theory of Mind and Executive Function in Children with Cerebral Palsy. Research in Developmental Disabilities (影响因子(SSCI, 2014)=1.887) 2014, 35: 1686-1693.
40.Xiaochu Zhang#, Mary Lee#*, BettyJo Salmeron, Dan Stein, Elliot Hong, Xiujuan Geng, Thomas Ross, Nan Li, Colin Hodgkinson, Pei-Hong Shen, Yihong Yang, David Goldman, Elliot Stein. Prefrontal white matter impairment in substance users dependes upon the catechol-o-methyl transferase (COMT) val158met polymorphism. Neuroimage (影响因子(2013)=6.132), 2013, 69: 62-69
41.Nan Li, Ning Ma, Ying Liu, Xiaosong He, Delin Sun, Xianming Fu, Xiaochu Zhang, Shihui Han, Daren Zhang*. Resting State Functional Connectivity Predicts Impulsivity in Economic Decision-making. Journal of Neuroscience (影响因子(2013)=6.747) 2013, 33: 4886-95.
42.Ning Ma, Nan Li, Xiaosong He, Delin Sun, Xiaochu Zhang, Daren Zhang*. Rejection of Unfair Offers can be Driven by Negative Emotions, Evidence from Modified Ultimatum Games with Anonymity. PLoS ONE (影响因子(2012)= 3.721) 2012, 7:e39619.
43.Xiaochu Zhang, Thomas Ross, BettyJo Salmeron, Shaolin Yang, Yihong Yang, and Elliot Stein*. Single Subject Task-related BOLD Signal Artifact in a Real-Time fMRI Feedback Paradigm. Human Brain Mapping (影响因子(2011)=5.880) 2011, 32: 592-600.
44.Xiaochu Zhang, Thomas Ross, BettyJo Salmeron, Yihong Yang, and Elliot Stein*. Anatomical difference and network characteristics underlying smoking cue reactivtiy. Neuroimage(影响因子(2011)=5.895)2011, 54:131-141.
45.Xiaochu Zhang, Thomas Ross, Xiujuan Geng, BettyJo Salmeron, Yihong Yang, and Elliot Stein*. Factors underlying prefrontal and insula structural alterations in smokers. Neuroimage(影响因子(2011)=5.895)2011, 54: 42-48.
46.Xiaosong He, Ning Ma, Zhonglin Pan, Zhaoxin Wang, Nan Li, Xiaochu Zhang, Jiangning Zhou, Defa Zhu, and Daren Zhang*. Functional MRI assessment of altered brain function in hypothyroidism during working memory processing. European Journal of Endocrinology (影响因子(2011)=3.548) 2011, 164: 951-959.
47.Mary Lee*, Courtney Gallen, Xiaochu Zhang, Colin Hodgkinson, David Goldman, Elliot Stein, Christina Barr. Functional Polymorphism of the Mu-Opioid Receptor Gene (OPRM1) Influences Reinforcement Learning in Humans. PloS One(影响因子(2011)= 4.09) 2011, 6:e24203.
48.Xiaochu Zhang, Elliot Hong*, and Elliot Stein. Smoking and Schizophrenia Independently and Additively Reduce White Matter Integrity Between Striatum and Frontal Cortex. Biological Psychiatry(影响因子(2010)=8. 674)2010, 68: 674-677.
49.Xiaochu Zhang, Xiangchuan Chen,Daren Zhang*, Delin Sun, Ning Ma, Sheng He and Xiaoping Hu. Masked Smoking-related Images Modulate Brain Activity in Smokers. Human Brain Mapping (影响因子(2009)=6.256) 2009, 30; 896-907.
50.Delin Sun, Zuji Chen, Ning Ma, Xiaochu Zhang, Xianming Fu and Daren Zhang*. Decision-making and prepotent response inhibition functions in excessive Internet users. CNS Spectrums (影响因子(2009)=2.197) 2009, 14: 75-81.
51.Xiwen Sun#, Xiaochu Zhang#, Xiangchuan Chen, Peng Zhang, Min Bao, Daren Zhang*, Jing Chen, Sheng He and Xiaoping Hu.  Age-Dependent Brain Activation During Forward and Backward Digit Recall Revealed by fMRI. NeuroImage (影响因子(2005)=5.288) 2005, 26: 36-47.
52.Daren Zhang, Xiaochu Zhang, Xiwen Sun, Zhihao Li, Zhaoxin Wang, Sheng He and Xiaoping Hu*. Cross-modal Temporal Order Memory for Auditory Digits and Visual Locations: An fMRI Study. Human Brain Mapping(影响因子(2004)=4.815) 2004, 22: 280-289.
53.Zhihao Li*, Xiwen Sun, Zhaoxin Wang, Xiaochu Zhang, Daren Zhang, Sheng He and Xiaoping Hu*.Behavioral and functional MRI study of attention shift in human verbal working memory. NeuroImage (影响因子(2004)=4.869) 2004, 21: 181-191.
54.Xiangchuan Chen, Daren Zhang, Xiaochu Zhang, Zhihao Li, Xiaomei Meng, Sheng He and Xiaoping Hu*.A functional MRI study of high-level cognition II. The game of GO. Cognitive Brain Research (影响因子(2003)=2.865) 2003, 16: 32-37.

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