Research Interests

language learning and development, individual differences, functional brain networks

Selected Publications

  • Yang, J., Ye, J., Wang, R., Zhou, K., & Wu, Y. J. (2018). Bilingual contexts modulate neural networks of inhibitory control. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 395.
  • Xu, M., Yang, J., Siok,W. T., & Tan, L. H.(2015).Atypical lateralization of phonological working memory in developmental dyslexia.Journal of Neurolinguistics,33,67-77.
  • Yang, J., Gates, K. M., Molenaar,P., & Li, P.(2015).Neural changes underlying successful second language word learning: An fMRI study.Journal of Neurolinguistics,33,29-49.
  • Li,Y., Yang, J., Scherf, K. S., & Li, P.(2013).Two faces, two languages:An fMRI study of bilingual picture naming.Brain and Language,127(3),452-462.
  • Yang, J. & Li, P. (2012). Brain networks of explicit and implicit learning. PLoS ONE 7(8): e42993. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0042993.
  • Yang, J., Tan, L., & Li, P. (2011). Lexical representation of nouns and verbs in the late bilingual brain. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 24, 674-682.
  • Tan, L., Chen, L., Yip, V., Chan, A. H. D., Yang, J., Gao, J. H. & Siok, W. T. (2011). Activity levels in the left hemisphere caudate-fusiform circuit predict how well a second language will be learned. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108, 2540-2544.