Chi-Ming Chen

Associate Professor

Psychological Sciences


Ph.D., 2007, Yeshiva University

Research Interests

Prof. Chen is interested in translating neurophysiological knowledge into interventions for neurological and psychiatric disorders. To the greatest extent, he is interested in conducting research that will aid in developing and translating advanced neurophysiological knowledge into novel treatments for medication-resistant schizophrenia. Specifically, he hopes to test interventions and new chemical compounds to ameliorate pathological neural oscillations in schizophrenia. His other interests include: 

Fields of Research 

  • Translation Neuroscience (human + animal models)
  • Neuropsychology
  • Electrophysiology (neuronal oscillation)

Topics of Interest

  • Theory of brain energy consumption and allocation
  • Cognitive function (esp. working memory)
  • Visual and auditory hallucination
  • Basic sensory processing and integration (esp. visual and auditory)
  • Corollary discharge
  • Eye Movement
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation

Clinical populations of current studies

  • Schizophrenia
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorders
  • Depression
  • Autism Spectrum disorder


Undergraduate CoursesPSYC 2100WQ: Principles of Research in Psychology (Fall Semesters)PSYC 2300: Abnormal Psychology (Spring Semesters)

Graduate Courses

PSYC 5285: Neurobiology of Aging: Changes in Cognitive Processes

PSYC 5370: Neural Basis of Cognitive and Affective Processes

PSYC 5105 Foundations of Research in the Psychological Sciences II



Publications since 2007, indexed on Google Scholar

Lakatos, P., Chen, C.-M., O’Connell, M.N., Mills, A., & Schroeder, C.E. (2007). Neuronal oscillations and multisensory interaction in primary auditory cortex. Neuron, 53:279-292. NIHMSID: NIHMS16666 PMID: 17224408

Chen, C.-M., Lakatos, P., Shah, A.S., Mehta, A.D., Givre, S.J., Javitt, D.C., & Schroeder, C.E. (2007). Functional anatomy and interaction of fast and slow visual pathways in macaque monkeys. Cerebral Cortex, 17: 1561-1569. PMID: 16950866

Chen, C.-M., Mathalon, D.H., Roach, B.J., Cavus, I., Spencer, D.D., & Ford, J.M. (2011). The corollary discharge in humans is related to synchronous neural oscillations.Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23(10): 2892-2904. PMID: 20946054

Chen, C.-M.A., Stanford, A.D., Mao, X., Abi-Dargham, A., Shungu, D.C., Lisanby, S.H., Schroeder, C.E., & Kegeles, L.S. (2014). GABA level, gamma oscillation, and working memory performance in schizophrenia. NeuroImage: Clinical, 4: 531-539. PMCID: PMC3989525

Johannesen, J.K., Bi, J., Jiang, R., Kenney, J.G., & Chen, C-M.A. (2016). Machine learning identification of EEG features predicting working memory performance in schizophrenia and healthy adults. Neuropsychiatric Electrophysiology, 2(1), 1-21. DOI: 10.1186/s40810-016-0017-0

Brennan, L.A., Fein, D., Como, A., Rathwell, I.C., & Chen, C.-M. (2016). Use of the Modified Checklist for Autism, Revised with Follow Up -Albanian to Screen for ASD in Albania. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46(11): 3392-3407.

So, R.P., Kegeles, L.S., Mao, X., Shungu, D.C., Stanford, A., & Chen, C.-M. (2018). Long-range gamma phase synchronization as a compensatory strategy during working memory in high-performing patients with schizophrenia. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 40(7): 663-681.

Michaels, T. I., Long, L. L., Stevenson, I. H., Chrobak, J. J., & Chen, C.-M. A. (2018). Effects of chronic ketamine on hippocampal cross-frequency coupling: Implications for schizophrenia pathophysiology. European Journal of Neuroscience, Special Issue Article.

Chi Ming-Chen
Contact Information
Mailing AddressUnit 1020
Office LocationBousfield 142
Link3TRNS Lab