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Dr. Xiaolin Zhou is a professor of psychology, a member of the University Council, and the Director of the Center for Brain and Cognitive Sciences at Peking University, Beijing, China. After graduating from East China Normal University, he went to Cambridge University, United Kingdom in 1988 to study psychology of language. He was awarded Ph.D by Cambridge University in 1992. Since then Dr. Zhou has worked in several institutes, including Birkbeck College, University of London, Beijing Normal University, and Cambridge University. From 1999, he works full time for Peking University. He is a corresponding fellow of the Rodin Remediation Academy, an Associate Editor of BMC Neuroscience, and an advisory board member of Scientific Report, and Language and Cognitive Processes. He received the “National Award for Yong Scientists in China” in 2001 and the “Natural Science Prize of Chinese Universities” from the Ministry of Education of China in 2004. He was honored as “Changjiang Scholar Professor” in 2013 by the Ministry of Education of China.

Dr. Zhou has been in charge of several research projects supported by the UK Economic and Social Research Council, National Science Foundation, the Ministry of Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Education of China. He has three main research interests. The first one is on language processing, including visual and spoken language comprehension and the development of reading abilities in normal and dyslexic children. Recent work focuses on neuropragmatics. The second one is on social neuroscience, particularly issues related to social cognition, social emotion, and neuroeconomics. The third one is on attentional selection and executive controls.

List of Publications


Chen, L., Zhou, X., Müller, H. J., & Shi, Z. (in press). What you see depends on what you hear: temporal averaging and crossmodal integration. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.

Wei, P., Yu, H., Müller, H. J., Pollmann, S., & Zhou, X. (in press). Differential brain mechanisms for processing distracting information in task-relevant and -irrelevant dimensions in visual search. Human Brain Mapping.

Kang, G., Chang, W., Wang, L., Wei, P., & Zhou, X. (in press). Reward enhances cross-modal conflict control in object categorization: Electrophysiological evidence. Psychophysiology.

Gao, X., Yu, H., Sáez, I., Blue, P. R., Zhu, L., Hsu, M., & Zhou, X. (2018). Distinguishing neural correlates of context-dependent advantageous and disadvantageous inequity aversion. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 130(33), E7680-E7689.

Yu, H., Gao, X., Zhou, Y., & Zhou, X. (2018). Decomposing gratitude: Representation and integration of cognitive antecedents of gratitude in the brain. Journal of Neuroscience, 38(21), 4886–4898.

Blue, P. R., Hu, J., & Zhou, X. (2018). Higher status honesty is worth more: The effect of social status on honesty evaluation. Frontiers in Psychology. 9, 350.

Wang, L., Li, S., Zhou, X., Theeuwes, J. (2018). Stimuli that signal the availability of reward break into attentional focus. Vision Research. 144, 20-28.

Jan, C., Zhou, X., & Stafford, R. S. (2017). Improving the health and well-being of children of migrant workers. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 95, 850-852.

Gao, X., Liu, J., Gong, P., Wang, J., Fang, W., Yan, H., Zhu, L., & Zhou, X. (2017). Identifying new susceptibility genes on dopaminergic and serotonergic pathways for the framing effect in decision-making. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 1534-1544.

Liu, J., Gong, P., Li, H., & Zhou, X. (2017). A field study of the association between CD38 gene and altruistic behavior: Empathic response as a mediator. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 85, 165-171.

Yin, Y., Yu, H., Su, Z., Zhang, Y., & Zhou, X. (2017). Differential roles of the lateral orbitofrontal cortex in norm compliance in gain and loss domains: a tDCS study. European Journal of Neuroscience. 46, 2088-2095. 

Liu, J., Zhong, R., Xiong, W., Liu, H., Eisenegger, C., & Zhou, X. (2017).  Melatonin increases reactive aggression in humans. Psychopharmacology, 234, 2971–2978 

Pan, Y., Li, X., Chen, X., Ku, Y., Dong, Y., Dou, Z., He, L., Hu, Y., Li, W., & Zhou, X. (2017). ERPs and oscillations during encoding predict retrieval of digit memory in superior mnemonists. Brain and Cognition, 117, 17-25.

Zhan, J., Jiang, X., Politzer-Ahles, S., & Zhou, X. (2017). Neural correlates of fine-grained meaning distinctions: an fMRI investigation of scalar quantifiers. Human Brain Mapping, 38, 3848-3864.

Hu, J., Li, Y., Yin, Y., Blue, P. R., Yu, H., & Zhou, X. (2017). How do self-interest and other-need interact in the brain to determine altruistic behavior? Neuroimage, 157, 598-611.

Yu, H., Cai, Q., Shen, B., Gao, X., & Zhou, X. (2017). Neural substrates and social consequences of interpersonal gratitude: Intention matters. Emotion, 17(4), 589-601.

Feng, W., Wu, Y., Jan, C. Yu, H., Jiang, X., & Zhou, X. (2017). The effects of contextual relevance on pragmatic inference during conversation: an fMRI study. Brain and Language, 171, 52-61.

Yu, H., Duan, Y., & Zhou, X. (2017). Guilt in the eyes: Eye movement and physiological evidence for guilt induced social avoidance. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 71, 128-137.

Gong, P., Fan, H., Liu, J., Yang, X., Zhang, K., & Zhou, X. (2017). Revisiting the impact of OXTR rs53576 on empathy: A population-based study and a meta-analysis. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 80, 131-136.

Liu, J., Gong, P., Gao, X., & Zhou, X. (2017). The association between well-being and the COMT gene: Dispositional gratitude and forgiveness as mediators. Journal of Affective Disorders, 214, 115-121

Kang, H., Wang, L., & Zhou, X. (2017). Reward interacts with modality shift to reduce cross-modal conflict. Journal of Vision, 17(1):19, 1–14.

Shen, B., Yin, Y., Wang, J., Zhou, X., McClure, S. M., & Li, J. (2016). High-definition tDCS alters impulsivity in a baseline-dependent manner. NeuroImage, 143, 343-352.

Blue, P. R., Hu, J., Wang, X., van Dijk, E., Zhou, X. (2016). When do low status individuals accept less? The interaction between self- and other-status during resource distribution. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1667.

Zhao, X., Liu, J., Gong, P., Hu, J., & Zhou, X. (2016). Investigating the genetic basis of social conformity: The role of dopamine receptor 3 (DRD3) gene. Neuropsychobiology, 74, 32-40.

Xu, X., & Zhou, X. (2016). “Who” should be focused? The influence of focus status on pronoun resolution. Psychophysiology, 53, 1679-1689.

Zhang, Y., Yu, H., Yin, Y., & Zhou, X. (2016). Intention modulates the effect of punishment threat in norm enforcement via the lateral orbitofrontal cortex. Journal of Neuroscience, 36(35), 9217-9226.

Sun, Y., Yu, H., Chen, J., Liang, J., Lu, L., Zhou, X., Shi, J. (2016) Neural substrates and behavioral profiles of romantic jealousy and its temporal dynamics. Scientific Reports, 6, 27469.

Wu, Y., Liu, J., Qu, L., Eisenegger, C., Clark, L., & Zhou, X. (2016). Single dose testosterone administration reduces loss chasing in healthy females. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 71, 54-57.

Gao, X., Gong, P., Liu, J., Hu, J., Li, Y., Yu, H., Gong, X., Xiang, Y., Jiang, C., & Zhou, X. (2016). COMT Val158Met polymorphism modulates the susceptibility to framing in decision-making: OFC-amygdala functional connectivity as a mediator. Human Brain Mapping, 37(5), 1880-1892.

Luo, Y., Yan, M., Yan, S., Zhou, X., & Inhoff, A. (2016). Syllabic tone articulation influences the identification and use of words during Chinese sentence reading: Evidence from ERP and eye movement recordings. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 16, 72-92.

Xu, X., & Zhou, X. (2016). Topic shift impairs pronoun resolution during sentence comprehension: Evidence from event-related potentials. Psychophysiology, 53, 129-142.

Hu, J., Blue, P. R., Yu, H., Gong, X., Xiang, Y., Jiang, J., & Zhou, X. (2016). Social status modulates the neural response to unfairness. Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 11(1), 1-10.

Luo, Y., Duan, Y., & Zhou, X. (2015). Processing rhythmic pattern during Chinese sentence reading: An eye movement study. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 1881.

Wang, L., Yu, H., Hu, J. Theeuwes, J., Gong, X., Xiang, Y., Jiang, C., & Zhou, X. (2015). Reward breaks through center-surround inhibition via anterior insula. Human Brain Mapping, 36:5233–5251.

Beyens, U., Yu, H., Han, T., Zhang, L., & Zhou, X. (2015). The strength of a remorseful heart: Psychological and neural basis of how apology emolliates reactive aggression and promotes forgiveness. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:1611.

Jiang, X., & Zhou, X. (2015). Who is respectful? Effects of social context and individual empathic ability on ambiguity resolution during utterance comprehension. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:1588.

Gong, P., Liu, J., Blue, P., Li, S., & Zhou, X. (2015). Serotonin receptor gene (HTR2A) T102C polymorphism modulates individuals’ perspective taking ability and autistic-like traits. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9:575.

Cao, Y., Yu, H., Wu Y., & Zhou, X. (2015). Can money heal all wounds? Social exchange norm modulates the preference for monetary versus social compensation. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:1411.

Kubo, K., Chen, H., Zhou, X., Liu, J-H., & Darbin, O. (2015). Chewing, stress-related diseases, and brain function (Editorial). BioMed Research International, 2015, 412493.

Kang, G., Zhou, X., & Wei, P. (2015). Independent effects of reward expectation and spatial orienting on the processing of emotional facial expressions. Experimental Brain Research, 233,2571–2580.

Yang, Y., Wu, F., & Zhou, X. (2015). Semantic processing persists despite anomalous syntactic category: ERP evidence from Chinese passive sentences. PloS ONE, 10(6), e0131936.

Jiang, X., & Zhou, X. (2015). Impoliteness electrified: ERPs reveal the real time processing of disrespectful reference in Mandarin utterance comprehension. In M. Terkourafi (ed.). Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Im/politeness (pp. 239-266). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Yu, H., Shen, S, Yin, Y., Blue, P. R., & Chang, L. J. (2015). Dissociating guilt- and inequity-aversion in cooperation and norm Compliance. Journal of Neuroscience, 35(24), 8973– 8975.

Chen, X., & Zhou, X. (2015). Revisiting the spread of sparing in attentional blink. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 77, 1596-1607.

Xue, X., Zhou, X., & Li, S. (2015). Unconscious reward facilitates motion perceptual learning. Visual Cognition, 23(1-2), 161-178.

Xu, X., Jiang, X., & Zhou, X. (2015). When a causal assumption is not satisfied by reality: Differential brain responses to concessive and causal relations during sentence comprehension. Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience, 30(6), 704-715.

Yu, H., Li, J., & Zhou, X. (2015). Neural substrates of intention-consequence integration and its impact on reactive punishment in interpersonal transgression. Journal of Neuroscience, 35(12), 4917– 4925.

Liu, J., Gong, P. & Zhou, X. (2014). The association between romantic relationship status and 5-HT1A gene in young adults. Scientific Reports, 4, 7049.

Hu, J., Cao, Y., Blue P. R., & Zhou, X. (2014). Low social status decreases the neural salience of unfairness. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 8, 402.

Wang, Z., Cheng-Lai, A., Song, Y., Cutting, L., Jiang, Y., Lin, O., Meng, X., & Zhou, X. (2014). A perceptual learning deficit in Chinese developmental dyslexia as revealed by visual-texture discrimination training. Dyslexia, 20, 280-296.

Wu, F., Luo, Y., & Zhou, X. (2014). Building Chinese relative clause structures with lexical and syntactic cues: Evidence from visual-world eyetracking and reading times. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 29(10), 1205-1226.

Wang, L., Duan, Y., Theeuwes, J. , & Zhou, X. (2014). Reward breaks through the inhibitory region around attentional focus. Journal of Vision, 14(12), 2, 1-7.

Gong, P., Liu, J., & Zhou, X. (2014). Serotonin receptor gene (5-HT1A) modulates alexithymic characteristics and attachment orientation. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 50, 274-279.

Leng, Y., & Zhou, X. (2014). Interpersonal relationship modulates brain responses to outcome evaluation when gambling for/against others: An electrophysiological analysis. Neuropsychologia, 63, 205-214.

Gong, P., Liu, J., Li, S., & Zhou, X. (2014). Dopamine beta-hydroxylase (DBH) gene modulates individuals' empathic ability. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 9, 1341-1345.

Li, S., Jiang. X., Yu., H., & Zhou, X. (2014). Cognitive empathy modulates the processing of pragmatic constraints during sentence comprehension. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 9, 1166-1174.

Yu, H., Hu, J., Hu, L., & Zhou, X. (2014). The voice of conscience: Neural bases of interpersonal guilt and compensation. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 9, 1150-1158.

Chen, L., & Zhou, X. (2014). Fast transfer of crossmodal time interval training. Experimental Brain Research, 232, 1855-1864.

Li, J., & Zhou, X. (2014). Sex, attractiveness, and third-party punishment in fairness Consideration. PLoS ONE 9(4): e94004.

Zhang, Y., Tang, A. C., & Zhou, X. (2014). Synchronized network activity as the origin of a P300 component in a facial attractiveness judgment task. Psychophysiology, 51, 285-289.

Wu, Y., Yu, H., Yu, R., Zhou, Z., Zhang, G., Jiang, Y., & Zhou, X. (2014). Neural basis of increased costly norm enforcement under adversity. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.

Zhan, J., Yu, H., & Zhou, X. (2013). fMRI evidence for the interaction between orthography and phonology in reading Chinese compound words. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience , 7: 753. DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00753

Jiang, X., Li, Y., & Zhou, X. (2013). Is it over-respectful or disrespectful? Differential patterns of brain activity in perceiving pragmatic violation of social status information during utterance comprehension. Neuropsychologia, 51, 2210-2223. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2013.07.021

Jiang, X., Li, Y., & Zhou, X. (2013). Even a rich man can afford that expensive house: ERP responses to construction-based pragmatic constraints during sentence comprehension. Neuropsychologia, 51, 1857-1866. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2013.06.009

Wei, P., Szameitat, A. J., Müller, H. J., Schubert, T. & Zhou, X. (2013). The neural correlates of perceptual load induced attentional selection: An fMRI study. Neuroscience, 250, 372-380. DOI: 10.101.1016/j.neuroscience.2013.07.025

Yu, H., Zhou Z., & Zhou, X. (2013). The amygdalostriatal and corticostriatal effective connectivity in anticipation and evaluation of facial attractiveness. Brain and Cognition, 82, 291-300. DOI: 10.1016/j.bandc.2013.04.011

Chen, Q., & Zhou, X. (2013). Vision dominates at the pre-response level and audition dominates at the response level in cross-modal interaction: Behavioral and neural evidence. Journal of Neuroscience, 33(17), 7109-7121.

Wang, L., Yu, H., & Zhou, X. (2013). Interaction between value and perceptual salience in value-driven attentional capture. Journal of Vision,13(3), 5, 1-13. DOI: 10.1167/13.3.5.

Yu, H., Chen, X., Liu, J., & Zhou, X. (2013). Gum chewing inhibits the sensory processing and the propagation of stress-related information in a brain network. PloS One, 8(4), 557111. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0057111.

Luo, Y., Yan, M., & Zhou, X. (2013). Prosodic boundaries delay the processing of upcoming lexical information during silent sentence reading. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 39(3), 915-930. DOI: 10.1037/a0029182

Wei, P., & Zhou, X. (2013). Attentional selection within and across hemispheres: Implications for the perceptual load theory. Experimental Brain Research, 225, 37-45. DOI: 10.1007/s00221-012-3346-7

Xu, X., Jiang, X., & Zhou, X. (2013). Processing biological gender and number information during Chinese pronoun resolution: ERP evidence for functional differentiation. Brain and Cognition, 81, 223-236. DOI: 10.1016/j.bandc.2012.11.002

Wu, Y., van Dijk, E., & Zhou, X. (2013). Evaluating self- vs. other-owned objects: The modulatory role of oxytocin. Biological Psychology, 92, 179-184. DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2012.11.011

Politzer-Ahles, S., Fiorentino, R., Jiang, X., & Zhou, X. (2013). Distinct neural correlates for pragmatic and semantic meaning processing: An event-related potential investigation of scalar implicature processing using picture-sentence verification. Brain Research, 1490, 134-152. DOI: 10.1016/j.brainres.2012.10.042

Zhang, H., Chen, L. & Zhou, X. (2012). Adaptation to visual or auditory time intervals modulates the perception of visual apparent motion. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 6, 100. DOI: 10.3389/fnint.2012.00100

Zhang, Y., Zhou, X., & Zhang, M. (2012). Temporary inhibitory tagging at previously attended locations: Evidence from event-related potentials. Psychophysiology, 49, 1191-1199. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.2012.01412.x

Wu, Y., Zhang, D., Elieson, B., & Zhou, X. (2012). Brain potentials in outcome evaluation: When social comparison takes effect. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 85, 145-152.

Kam, C., Zhou, X., Zhang, X., & Ho, M. Y. (2012). Examining the dimensionality of self-construals and individualistic-collectivistic values with random intercept item factor analysis. Personality and Individual Differences, 53, 727-733.

Wu, Y., Hu, J., van Dijk, E., Leliveld, M. C., & Zhou, X. (2012). Brain activity in fairness consideration during asset distribution: Does the initial ownership play a role? PLoS One, 7(6), e39627. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0039627

Jiang, X., & Zhou, X. (2012). Multiple semantic processes at different levels of syntactic hierarchy: Does the higher-level process proceed in face of a lower-level failure? Neuropsychologia, 50, 1918-1928. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2012.04.016

Chen, J., Wu, Y., Tong, G., Guan, X., & Zhou, X. (2012). ERP correlates of social conformity in a line judgment task. BMC Neuroscience, 13, 43. DOI:10.1186/1471-2202-13-43

Yan, M., Risse, S., Zhou, X., & Kliegl, R. (2012). Preview fixation duration modulates identical and semantic preview benefit in Chinese reading. Reading and Writing, 25, 1093-1111. DOI: 10.1007/s11145-010-9274-7

Qiu, Y., & Zhou, X. (2012). Processing temporal agreement in a tenseless language: an ERP study of Mandarin Chinese. Brain Research, 1146, 91-108. DOI: 10.1016/j.brainres.2012.01.051.

Zhang, Y., Li, X., Qian, X., & Zhou, X. (2012). Brain responses in evaluating feedback stimuli with a social dimension. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6, 29. DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2012.00029

Yuan, T., Zhang, J., Zhou, X., Yang, J., Meng, X., Zhang, Q., & Li, H. (2012). Neural mechanisms underlying the higher levels of subjective well-being in extraverts: Pleasant bias and unpleasant resistance. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 12, 175-192. DOI: 10.3758/s13415-011-0064-8

Long, Y., Jiang, X., & Zhou, X. (2012). To believe or not to believe: Trust choice modulates brain responses in outcome evaluation. Neuroscience, 200, 50–58. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2011.10.035

Yu, R., Zhou, W., Zhou, X. (2011). Rapid processing of both reward probability and reward uncertainty in the human anterior cingulate cortex. PLoS ONE, 6(12), e29633. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0029633

Zhang, D., Zhou, X., & Martens, S. (2011). Negative attentional set in the attentional blink: The control is not lost. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 73, 2889-2501. DOI: 10.3758/s13414-011-0207-6

Meng, X., Cheng-Lai, A., Zeng, B., Stein, J. F., & Zhou, X. (2011). Dynamic visual perception and reading development in Chinese school children. Annals of Dyslexia, 61, 161–176. DOI: 10.1007/s11881-010-0049-2

Wu, Y., Zhou, Y., van Dijk, E., Leliveld, M. C., & Zhou, X. (2011). Social comparison affects brain responses to fairness in asset division: An ERP study with the ultimatum game. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 5, 131. DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2011.00131

Liu, D., Wang, Y., & Zhou, X. (2011). Lexical- and perceptual-based object effects in the two-rectangle cueing paradigm. Acta Psychologica, 138, 397-404. DOI: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2011.09.008.

Zhou, X., & Shu, H. (2011). Neurocognitive processing of the Chinese language (editorial). Brain and Language, 119, 59-59. DOI: 10.1016/j.bandl.2011.06.003.

Wu, Y., Leliveld, M. C., & Zhou, X. (2011). Social distance modulates recipient's fairness consideration in the dictator game: An ERP Study. Biological Psychology, 88, 253-262. DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2011.08.009.

Yu, H., Gong, L., Qiu, Y., & Zhou, X. (2011). Seeing Chinese characters in action: An fMRI study of the perception of writing sequences. Brain and Language, 119, 60-67. DOI: 10.1016/j.bandl.2010.11.007.

Zhang; Y., Jiang, X., Saalbach, H., & Zhou, X. (2011). Multiple constraints on semantic integration in a hierarchical structure: ERP Evidence from German. Brain Research, 1410, 89-100. DOI: 10.1016/j.brainres.2011.06.061

Chen, L., & Zhou, X. (2011). Capture of intermodal visual/tactile apparent motion by moving and static sounds. Seeing and Perceiving, 24, 369-389. DOI: 10.1163/187847511X584434

Wei, P., Müller, H.J., Pollmann, S., Zhou, X. (2011). Neural correlates of binding features within- or cross-dimensions in visual conjunction search: An fMRI study. Neuroimage, 57, 235-241. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.04.024.

Chen, L., & Zhou, X. (2011). Visual apparent motion can be modulated by task-irrelevant lexical semantics. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 73, 1010-1015. DOI: 10.3758/s13414-010-0083-5.

Zhou, X., & Wu, Y.(2011). Sharing losses and sharing gains: Increased demand for fairness under adversity. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 47, 582–588. DOI:10.1016/j.jesp.2010.12.017.

Kliegl, R., Wei, P., Dambacher, M., Yan, M., & Zhou, X. (2011). Experimental effects and individual differences in linear mixed models: Estimating the relationship between spatial, object, and attraction effects in visual attention. Frontiers in Psychology, 1:228. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2010.00238.

Mitterer, H., Chen, Y., & Zhou, X. (2011). Phonological abstraction in processing lexical-tone variation: Evidence from a learning paradigm. Cognitive Science, 35, 184-197. DOI: 10.1111/j.1551-6709.2010.01140.x

Yan, M., Kliegl, R., Shu. H., Pan, J., & Zhou, X. (2010). Parafoveal load of word N+1 modulates preprocessing effectiveness of word N+2 in Chinese reading. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 36(6), 1669-1676.

Zhou, Z., Yu, R., & Zhou, X. (2010). To do or not to do? Action enlarges the FRN and P300 effects in outcome evaluation. Neuropsychologia,48,3606-3613.

Zhang, D., Shao, L., Zhou, X., & Martens, S. (2010). Differential effects of exogenous and endogenous cueing in multi-stream RSVP: Implications for theories of attentional blink. Experimental Brain Research, 205, 415-422.

Luo, Y., Zhang, Y., Feng, X., & Zhou, X. (2010). EEG oscillations differentiate semantic and prosodic processes during sentence reading. Neuroscience, 169, 654–664.

Li, X., & Zhou, X. (2010). Who is ziji? ERP responses to the Chinese reflexive pronoun during sentence comprehension. Brain Research, 1331, 196-104.

Zhou, X., Jiang, X., Ye, Z., Zhang, Y., Lou, K., & Zhan, W. (2010). Semantic integration processes at different levels of syntactic hierarchy during sentence comprehension: An ERP study. Neuropsychologia, 48, 1551-1562.

Shi, Y., Zhou, X., Müller, H., J., & Schubert, T. (2010). The neural implementation of task rule activation in the cued task switching paradigm: An event-related fMRI study. Neuroimage, 51, 1253-1264.

Qiu, Y., & Zhou, X. (2010). Perceiving the writing sequence of Chinese characters: An ERP investigation. Neuroimage, 50, 782-795.

Leng, Y., & Zhou, X. (2010). Modulation of the brain activity in outcome evaluation by interpersonal relationship: An ERP study. Neuropsychologia,48,448–455.

Luo, Y., & Zhou, X. (2010). ERP evidence for the online processing of rhythmic pattern during Chinese sentence reading. Neuroimage,49,2836–2849.

Chen, Q., Fuentes, L. J., & Zhou, X. (2010). Biasing the organism for novelty: a pervasive property of the attention system. Human Brain Mapping, 31, 1141-1156.

Wu,Y.,& Zhou, X. (2009).The P300 and reward valence, magnitude, and expectancy in outcome evaluation. Brain Research,1286, 114-122.

Ye, Z., & Zhou, X. (2009).Conflict control during sentence comprehension: fMRI evidence.NeuroImage, 48, 280–290.

Zhou, X., Zheng Ye,Him Cheung, & Hsuan-Chih Chen.(2009). Processing the Chinese language: An introduction.Language and Cognitive Processes, 24 (7/8), 929-946.

Zhou, X., & Marslen-Wilson, W. D. (2009). Pseudohomophone effects in processing Chinese compound words. Language and Cognitive Processes, 24 (7/8), 1009-1038.

Zhang, D., Zhou, X., & Martens, S. (2009). The impact of negative attentional set upon target processing in RSVP: An ERP study. Neuropsychologia, 47, 2604-2614.

Ye, Z., & Zhou, X. (2009). Executive control in language processing. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 33, 1168–1177.

Jiang, X., Tan, Y., & Zhou, X. (2009). Processing the universal quantifier during sentence comprehension: ERP evidence. Neuropsychologia, 47, 1799-1815.

Jiang, X., & Zhou, X. (2009). Processing different levels of syntactic hierarchy in sentence comprehension: An ERP study on Chinese. Neuropsychologia, 47, 1282-1293.

Yu, R., & Zhou, X. (2009). To bet or not to bet? The error negativity or error-related negativity associated with risk taking choices. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 21, 684–696.

Wei, P., Müller, H.J., Pollmann, S., Zhou, X. (2009). Neural basis of interaction between target presence and display homogeneity in visual search: An fMRI study. Neuroimage, 45, 993-1001.

Yue, Z., Bischof, G.-N., Zhou, X., Spence, C., & Röder, B. (2009). Spatial attention aVects the processing of tactile and visual stimuli presented at the tip of a tool: an event-related potential study. Experimental Brain Research, 193, 119–128.

Zhou, X., & Chen, Q. (2008). Neural correlates of spatial and non-spatial inhibition of return (IOR) in attentional orienting. Neuropsychologia, 46, 2766-2775.

Yue, Z., Zhang, M., & Zhou, X. (2008). Updating verbal and visuospatial working memory: Are the processes parallel? Chinese Science Bulletin, 53, 2175-2185.

Cao, Q., Zang, Y., Zhu, C., Cao, X., Sun, L., Zhou, X., & Wang, Y. (2008) Alerting deficits in children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder: Event-related fMRI evidence. Brain Research, 1219, 159-168.

Meng, X., Tian, X., Shu, H., Jian, J., & Zhou, X. (2008). ERP correlates of the development of orthographical and phonological processing during Chinese sentence reading. Brain Research, 1219, 91-102.

Ye, Z., & Zhou, X. (2008). Involvement of cognitive control in sentence comprehension: Evidence from ERPs. Brain Research, 1203, 103-115.

Zhang, X., Li, T., & Zhou, X. (2008). Brain responses to facial expressions by adults with different attachment-orientations. Neuroreport, 19, 437-441.

Zhang, D., Shao, L., Nieuwenstein, M., & Zhou, X. (2008). Top-down Control is not lost in the attentional blink: Evidence from intact endogenous cuing. Experimental Brain Research, 185, 287-295.

Wei, P., Müller, H., Lü, J., & Zhou, X. (2008). Searching for two feature singletons in the visual scene: The localized attentional interference effect. Experimental Brain Research, 185, 175-188.

Meng, X., Tian X., Jian, J., & Zhou, X. (2007). Orthographic and phonological processing in Chinese dyslexic children: An ERP study on sentence reading. Brain Research, 1179, 119-130.

Jia, S., Li, H., Luo, Y., Chen, A., Wang, B., & Zhou, X. (2007). Detecting perceptual conflict by the feedback-related negativity in brain potentials. Neuroreport, 18, 1385-1388.

Ye, Z., Zhan, W., Zhou, X. (2007). The semantic processing of syntactic structure in sentence comprehension: An ERP study. Brain Research, 1142, 135-145.

Chen, Q., Zhang, M., & Zhou, X. (2007). Interaction between Location- and Frequency-based Inhibition of Return (IOR) in Human Auditory System. Experimental Brain Research, 176, 630-640.

Zhang, D., Zhou, X., di Pellegrino, G., & Ladavas, E. (2007). Spatial coding for the Simon effect in visual search. Experimental Brain Research, 176, 616-629.

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Liu, X., Qian, M., Zhou, X., & Wang, A. (2006). Repeating the stimulus exposure to investigate what happens after initial selective attention to threatening pictures. Personality and Individual Differences, 40, 1007-1016.

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