• Academic and Research Communication with Michael C. Anderson. (new)
  • Fan Ming from the Academy of Military Medical Sciences visiting the Key Laboratory of Cognition and Personality, Ministry of Education. (new)
  • Pro. Anthony Wagner from Stanford University Communicated with Our Lab, the faculty of psychology, SWU
  • Prof. Wan Xiaohong from BNU Communicated with Our Lab, the faculty of psychology, SWU.
  • Prof. Yang Xiongli from CAS attended the 2nd CAPS pain seminar held in Faculty of Psychology, SWU.
  • Professor Han Shihui from Peking University communicated with Professor Qiu Jiang and his team members in SWU.
  • Shaozheng Qin from BNU came to SWU and communicated with our team.
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  • Key Researchers

    Creativity and Affective Neuroscience Lab(CANB)is led by Dr. Jiang Qiu who is the director of Key laboratory of cognition and personality(SWU),Ministry of Education and Brain Imaging Center of Southwest University. Several excellent Ph. Ds from diversity fields of science are also contributing to this center, including:
  • Taiyong Bi who knows well of vision and perception,
  • Guorong Wu who is an expert on data mining, and
  • Dongtao Wei who devotes himself to the early diagnosis of depression.
  • Wenjing Yang who focus on creativity and motivated forgetting

  • Ongoing Projects

    We aim to delve deep into the neuroscience of creativity and emotion. There are two intriguing question we are examining in our group: (1)Why someone are more creative than others and how to improve everyone’s creativity; (2) Why certain people are more vulnerable to affective disorders (e.g depression and anxiety) and how to identify them and help them in advance. To investigate the two questions, three aspects are now being undertaken simultaneously:
    1. A large Gene-Brain-Behavior(GBB)database with an increasing sample of more than 1500 participants has been built and is still under building;
    2. Multi-facet analysis: Gene information, psychological indices, especially variables that relate to creativity and emotion, neuroimaging data are studied together to reveal the complex interactions of nature and nurture, behavior and mentality, etc.;
    3. Intervention and Brain Stimulation studies : We designed several cognitive training procedures to prevent the onset of depression and to improve creativity potential. Brain stimulation equipment including the tDCS and TMS are also adopted to achieve the same purpose.

    Newly Publications

  • The cooperation of the default and executive control networks contributes to creativity

    Creativity is imperative to the progression of human civilization, prosperity, and well-being. Past creative researches tends to emphasize the default mode network ... read more

    Zhu WF,Chen QL,Xia L,Beaty.R , Yang WJ,Tian F
    Human Brain Mapping, 2017.

  • Longitudinal test-retest neuroimaging data from healthy young adults in southwest China

    The SLIM project tracked 3-years longitudinal change of brain and behavior for 581 participants (over 1000 scans) and released the collection of high-resolution MRI, and a carefully collection of behavior, cognitive and personality data. Each neuroimaging dataset includes at least one structural images, one resting-state MRI and one diffusion weighted imaging acquisition.

    Liu W, Wei DT, Chen QL, Yang WJ, Meng J, Wu GR,Qiu J
    Scientific Data, 2017

  • Only-child and non-only-child exhibit differences in creativity and agreeableness: evidence from behavioral and anatomical structural studies

    Behavior and “Neuroscience shows that our gut instincts about only children are right”-more creativity but less agreeableness

    Yang JY, Hou X, Wei DT, Wang KC, Li Y, Qiu J
    Brain imaging and behavior 2017 .

  • Longitudinal Alterations of Frontoparietal and Frontotemporal Networks Predict Future Creative Cognitive Ability

    Qunlin Chen, Roger E Beaty, Dongtao Wei, Junyi Yang, Jiangzhou Sun, Wei Liu, Jiang Qiu
    Cerebral Cortex, 2016 (in press).

  • Medial reward and lateral non-reward orbitofrontal cortex circuits change in opposite directions in depression.

    Wei Cheng, Edmund T. Rolls, Jiang Qiu, Wei Liu, Yanqing Tang, Chu-Chung Huang, XinFa Wang, Jie Zhang, Wei Lin, Lirong Zheng, JunCai Pu, Shih-Jen Tsai, Albert C. Yang, Ching-Po Lin, Fei Wang, Peng Xie and Jianfeng Feng.

  • Training Your Brain to Be More Creative: Brain Functional and Structural Changes Induced by Divergent Thinking Training

    Jiangzhou Sun, Qunlin Chen,Qinglin Zhang, Yadan Li, Haijiang Li,Dongtao Wei,Wenjing Yang and Jiang Qiu
    Human Brain Mapping(2016)

  • The Association between Resting Functional Connectivity and Visual Creativity

    Resting-state functional connectivity (RSFC), the temporal correlation of intrinsic activation between different brain regions ...

    Li, W., Yang, J., Zhang, Q., Li, G., Qiu, J.
    Scientific Reports,2016(In press)

  • Our new structure MRI study supports The Imbalance Hypothesis of Depression

    Structural Asymmetry of Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex Correlates with Depressive Symptoms: Evidence from Healthy Individuals and Patients with Major Depressive Disorder

    Wei Liu, Yu Mao, Dongtao Wei, Junyi Yang, Xue Du, Peng Xie, Jiang Qiu
    Neuroscience Bulletin,2016(In press)

  • Prediction of trait and state anxiety by using the resting state fMRI: a longitudinal study.

    keywords : trait anxiety; state anxiety; insula; ventral medial prefrontal cortex; test-retest study

    Xue Tian, Dongtao Wei, Xue Du, Kangcheng Wang, Junyi Yang, WeiLiu, Jie Meng, Huijuan Liu, Guangyuan Liu, Jiang Qiu.
    NeuroImage, 2016(in press).

  • Reshape intrinsic brain activity by cognitive affective training may prevent the development of depression.
    Attentional bias modification (ABM) training induces spontaneous brain activity changes in young women with subthreshold depression: a randomized controlled trial
    Li, H., Wei, D., Browning, M., Du, X., Zhang, Q., & Qiu, J. (2015).
    Psychological medicine, 2015. Read More

  • Improve family socioeconomic status and reduce depression-related personality trait
    Regional gray matter volume mediates the relationship between family socioeconomic status and depression-related trait in a young healthy sample.
    Yang, JY., Liu, HJ., Wei, DT., Liu, W., Meng, J., Wang, KC., Hao, lei., Qiu, J
    Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience,2015(In press)

  • Brain imaging revealed the “SCAR” on the brain of parents who lost their only child.
    Abnormal Degree Centrality of Functional Hubs Associated with Negative Coping in Older--Chinese Adults Who Lost Their Only Child
    Wei Liu, Huijuan Liu, Dongtao Wei, Jiangzhou Sun , Junyi Yang, , Jie Meng ,Lihong Wang , Jiang Qiu
    Biological Psychology, 2015(In press).

  • The difference between female and male narcissist
    Gender differences in brain structure and resting-state functional connectivity related to narcissistic personality.
    Yang, W.J., Cun, L.L., D, X.,Yang, J.Y., Wang, Y.,Q., Wei, D.T., Zhang, Q.L & Qiu, J.
    Scientific Reports, 2015(In press).

  • Stop ruminating about the past negative events
    Individual differences in rumination in healthy and depressive samples: association with brain structure, functional connectivity and depression
    Wang KC, Wei DT, Yang JY, Xie Peng, Hao X, Qiu J
    Psychological Medicine, 2015(In press)

  • The process from being healthy to depression
    Brain structural alterations associated with young women with subthreshold depression
    Li HJ., Wei DT., Sun JZ., Chen, QL., Zhang QL., Qiu J.
    Scientific Reports, 2015(In press).

  • Why am I so addicted?
    Brain structures and functional connectivity associated with individual differences in Internet tendency in healthy young adults
    Li WW, Li YD, Yang WJ, Zhang QL, Wei DT, Li WF, Hitchman G, Qiu J
    Neuropsychologia, 2015.

  • What's the biological difference between the more creative people and others?
    A meta- analysis of neuroimaging studies on divergent thinking using activation likelihood estimation
    Wu X, Yang WJ, Tong DD, Sun JZ, Chen QL, Zhang M, Qiu J
    Human Brain Mapping, 2015, in press.
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