Shuxia (Kevin) Yao

 Key Laboratory for NeuroInformation             Phone: +86 18111297596

of Ministry of Education, School of Life           E-mail: yaoshuxia12@126.com

Science and Technology, University of                  yaoshuxia@uestc.edu.cn

Electronic Science and Technology of China                                                        

                                                                                                                                      

  

Education

University of Electronic Science and Technology of China,  Sep. 2013 – Dec. 2016

 PhD student, Biomedical Engineering

 

Columbia University,                                Sep. 2015 – Sep. 2016

Joint PhD student, Psychology

 

Southwest University,                                      Sep. 2010 – Jun. 2013

Master of Psychology, Applied Psychology.

 

Liaocheng University,                                    Sep. 2006 – Jun. 2010

Bachelor of Management, Public Affairs Management

 

Work

University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Jul. 2018 – now, Associate Professor

University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Jan. 2017 – Jul. 2018, Postdoctor

 

Research Interests

l  Oxytocin and social behavior

l  Affective processing

l  Real-time fMRI neurofeedback training

 

Publications

Yao, S., Benjamin, B., Zhao, W., Zhao, Z., Kou, J., Ma, X., Geng, Y., Ren, P., Kendrick, K. (2018). Oxytocin modulates attention switching between interoceptive signals and external social cues. Neuropsychopharmacology, 43, 294-301 (IF = 6.403).

Yao, S., Zhao, W., Geng, Y., Chen, Y., Zhao, Z., Ma, X., ... & Kendrick, K. M. (2018). Oxytocin facilitates approach behavior to positive social stimuli via decreasing anterior insula activity. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, doi.org/10.1093/ijnp/pyy068 (IF = 4.712)

Gao, S., Geng, Y., Li, J., Zhou, Y., & Yao, S. (2018). Encoding praise and criticism during social evaluation alters interactive responses in the mentalizing and affective learning networks. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 12, 611. (IF = 3.566, Corresponding Author)

Zimmermann, K., Yao, S., Heinz, M., Zhou, F., Dau, W., Banger, M., Weber, B., Hurlemann, R., Becker, B. (2018). Altered orbitofrontal activity and dorsal striatal connectivity during emotional processing in dependent marijuana users after 28-days of abstinence. Psychopharmacology, 235, 849-859 (IF = 3.308; co-first-author).

Yao, S., Benjamin, B., Geng, Y., Zhao, Z., Xu, X., Zhao, W., Ren, P., Kendrick, K. (2016). Voluntary control of anterior insula and its functional connections is feedback-independent and increases pain empathy.  NeuroImage, 130, 230-240 (IF = 5.835).

Yao, S., Zhao, W., Cheng, R., Geng, Y., Luo, L., & Kendrick, K. (2014). Oxytocin makes females, but not males, less forgiving following betrayal of trust.  International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 17, 1785-1792 (IF = 4.712).

Yao, S., Ding, C., Qi, S., Yang, D. (2013). Value associations of emotional faces can modify the anger superiority effect: behavioral and electrophysiological evidence.   Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 9, 849-856 (IF = 3.937).

Yao, S., Ding, C., Qi, S., Yang, D. (2013). The “anger superiority effect” in the discrimination task is independent of temporal task demands. Neuroscience Letters, 548, 275-279 (IF = 2.180)

Yang, D., Yao, S., Ding, C., Qi, S., & Lei, Y. (2012). Electrophysiological evidences for inhibition of return effect in exogenous orienting. Experimental Brain Research, 221, 279-285. (co-first-author; IF = 1.917)

Yao, S., Yang, D., Qi, S., Lei, Y., & Ding, C. (2012). Studies on the N2pc component in visual spatial attention. Advances in Psychological Science, 20, 365-375. doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2012.00365 (in Chinese).

Ren, P., Hu, S., Han, Z., Wang, Q., Yao, S., Gao, Z., ... & Valdes-Sosa, P. A. (2018). Movement Symmetry Assessment by Bilateral Motion Data Fusion.  IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (IF = 3.577).

Geng, Y., Zhao, W., Zhou, F., Ma, X., Yao, S., Hurlemann, R., ... & Kendrick, K. M. (2018). Oxytocin enhancement of emotional empathy: generalization across cultures and effects on amygdala activity. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 12 (IF = 3.566).

Becker, B., Geng, Y., Zhao, W., Zhou, F., Ma, X., Yao, S., & Kendrick, K. M. (2018). Oxytocin facilitates empathic-and self-embarrassment ratings by attenuating amygdala and anterior insula responses. Frontiers in Endocrinology, 9, 572 (IF = 3.675).

Luo, L., Becker, B., Geng, Y., Zhao, Z., Gao, S., Zhao, W., Yao, S., Hu, J., Kendrick, K. (2017). Sex-dependent neural effect of oxytocin during subliminal processing of negative emotion faces. NeuroImage, 162, 127-137 (IF = 5.835).

Xu, X., Yao, S., Lei, X., Geng, Y., Zhao, W., Ma, X., Kou, J., Luo, R., Kendrick, K. (2017). Oxytocin biases men but not women to restore social connections with individuals who socially exclude them. Scientific Reports, 7, 40589 (IF = 4.259).

Zhao, W., Geng, Y., Luo, L., Zhao, Z., Ma, X., Xu, L., Yao, S., Kendrick, K. (2017). Oxytocin Increases the Perceived Value of Both Self- and Other-Owned Items and Alters Medial Prefrontal Cortex Activity in an Endowment Task. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11, 272 (IF = 3.209).

Zhao, W., Yao, S., Li, Q., Geng, Y., Ma, X., Luo, L., Xu, L., Kendrick, K.M. (2016). Oxytocin blurs the self-other distinction during trait judgments and reduces medial prefrontal cortex responses.  Human Brain Mapping, 37, 2512-2527 (IF = 4.530).

Zeng, Q., Qi, S., Li, M., Yao, S., Ding, C., Yang, D. (2016). Enhanced conflict-driven cognitive control by emotional arousal, not by valence.  Cognition & Emotion, 1-14 (IF = 2.688).

Ren, P., Yao, S., Li, J., Valdes-Sosa, P. A., & Kendrick, K. M. (2015). Improved Prediction of Preterm Delivery Using Empirical Mode Decomposition Analysis of Uterine Electromyography Signals. PloS one, 10(7), e0132116 (IF = 2.806).

Xu, L., Ma, X., Zhao, W., Luo, L., Yao, S., & Kendrick, K. M. (2015). Oxytocin enhances attentional bias for neutral and positive expression faces in individuals with higher autistic traits.  Psychoneuroendocrinology, 62, 352-358 (IF = 4.788).

Yang, D., Li, Z., Yu, M., Ding C., Yao, S. (2015). Money Primes Modulate the Empathy to others' Pain: An ERP Study. Psychological Exploration, 35(2), 140-146 (in Chinese).

 

Grants

1. National Natural Science Foundation of China grant (31700998). The neural mechanism underlying interoceptive dysfunction in alexithymic individuals and its therapy, 2018.01-2020.12, 260,000 RMB

2. Postdoctoral Science Foundation of China grant (2017M620419). The modulatory effect of oxytocin on attentional processing of social stimuli, 2017.10-2018.06 , 80,000 RMB

 

Conferences

Yao, S., Li, Q., Becker, B., Jiang, X., Zhao, Z., Zhang, Q., Kendrick, K. (2018). Interhemispheric resting-state functional connectivity and corpus callosum volume changes in autism. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Singapore, June 2018.

Yao, S., Zhao, W., Cheng, R., Geng, Y., Luo, L., Kendrick, K. (2014). Oxytocin makes females, but not males, less forgiving following betrayal of trust. Poster presented at the 44th annual meeting of Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC, USA, November 2014.

Yao, S., Benjamin, B., Geng, Y., Zhao, Z., Xu, X., Ren, P., Kendrick, K. (2015). Voluntary control over anterior insula activity impacts pain empathy and resting state functional connectivity: a real-time fMRI study. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, June 2015.

 

Honors

l  Outstanding Postdoc, Jan, 2018, UESTC

l  National Scholarship, Dec, 2016, Ministry of Education

l  Excellent Graduation Thesis, May, 2015, Chongqing City

l  National Scholarship, Nov, 2014, Ministry of Education

l  First-Class Scholarship, 2013 – 2014, UESTC

l  Academic Support Grant for Excellent Doctor, Oct, 2013, UESTC

l  Excellent Graduation Thesis, Jun, 2013, Southwest University

l  Outstanding graduates, Jun, 2013, Southwest University

l  National Scholarship, Nov, 2012, Ministry of Education

l  First-Class Scholarship, 2012 – 2013, Southwest University

l  Secondary-Class Scholarship, 2011 – 2012,  Southwest University

l  Outstanding science and technology achievement (the paper “Studies on the N2pc component in visual spatial attention”), 2011 – 2012, Southwest University

l  Secondary-Class Scholarship, 2010 – 2011, Southwest University

l  Outstanding volunteer for supporting the country primary school, 2008 – 2009, Educational administration of Linqing City

l  Outstanding social practice report, Apr, 2008, School of Educational Science, Liaocheng University