KUNYU XU (徐坤宇)
Institute of Modern Languages and Linguistics, Fudan University
Address: 220 Handan Road, Shanghai, China
Email: email@example.com | Telephone: + 86 199-2177-4972
Neurolinguistics, including the neural substrates of syntactic processing, brain rhythms of languages, individual difference in sentence comprehension, language development and therapy; Experimental phonetics (e.g., intonation and tone); Aesthetics; Clinical neuroscience.
Ph.D in Cognitive Neuroscience, National Central University, Taiwan (2016-2020)
Dissertation Title: How the Brain Deals with the Asymmetry between Chinese
Subject and Object Relative Clauses: Support for a Dynamic Processing Theory
M.A. in Education Psychology, National Central University, Taiwan (2015-2016)
M.A. in Experimental Linguistic, Nankai University, China (2012-2015)
Double B.S. in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics & Psychology, Central China Normal University, China (2008-2012)
EXPERIENCE & SKILLS
2020.7-now Associate Researcher, Institute of Modern Languages and Linguistics, Fudan University, China
2016.8-2020.4 Clinical Neuroscience Lab, National Central University, Taiwan
1. Data analysis, include but not limit to independent component analysis, time-frequency analysis, cross-frequency coupling, granger causality analysis.
2. Cross-disciplinary research, include language processing, motor imagery, brain-computer interface, aesthetics and clinical application.
3. Research assistant in Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, General Psychology and Advanced Statistics in Psychology courses.
2014.1-2015.3 Visiting Student, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology Chinese Academy of Sciences.
2019 Principal Awards for Students (top 8 among the entire university), National
Central University, Taiwan.
2018 Excellent Research Paper Award, funded by 2018 Annual Meetings of Taiwan
Society of Cognitive Neuroscience, Taiwan.
2018 Travel Award to the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) 25th Anniversary
Meeting (Boston, USA), funded by Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience,
National Central University, Taiwan.
2018 Travel Award to 2018 Annual Meeting of Society for Neuroscience (San
Diego, USA), funded by Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan.
2016-2018 Scholarships for Excellent Student, funded by Joint Research Center for
Language and Human Complexity.
2014-2015 National Scholarship, Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of
2012-2015 Excellent Student and fellowships Awarded by Nankai University, China
Explorations of Neural Correlates of Chinese Sentence Processing, Minister of Science and Technology (MOST 102-2628-H-008-002).
Comprehension of Renhe and Shenme in Chinese sentences in adults and children: Empirical evidence from behavioral and neurophysiological experiments, Minister of Science and Technology (MOST 105-2410-H-008-024).
Exploring Neurovascular Coupling and Thalamic Involvement in the Epileptic Activity Using Simultaneous EEG-fMRI and Stereotaxic EEG, Minister of Science and Technology (MOST 107-2221-E-008-032-MY2)
Experimental Research on Chinese Tone and Intonation, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSSFC 12AYY004)
Comparing Deep Neural Networks to the Human Brain in Processing and Appreciating Aesthetic Art Works (under application).
Kunyu Xu, Denise H. Wu, & Jeng-Ren Duann* (2020). Enhanced Left Inferior Frontal to Left Superior Temporal Effective Connectivity for Complex Sentence Comprehension: fMRI Evidence from Chinese Relative Clause Processing. Brain and Language, 200, 1-10 (SCI, Q1).
Kunyu Xu, Jeng-Ren Duann, & Denise H. Wu* (2019). Preference for Object Relative Clauses in Chinese Sentence Comprehension: Evidence from the Self-Paced Reading Task. Frontiers in Psychology, 20, 1-15. (SCI, Q1)
Kunyu Xu, Yu-Yu Huang, & Jeng-Ren Duann* (2019). The Sensitivity of Single-Trial Mu-Suppression Detection for Motor Imagery Performance as Compared to Motor Execution and Motor Observation. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 13, 1-12. (SCI, Q3)
Kunyu Xu, Denise H. Wu, & Jeng-Ren Duann* (2020). Dynamic brain connectivity attuned to the complexity of relative clause sentences revealed by a single-trial analysis. NeuroImage, 217, 1-12. (SCI, Q1)
Kunyu Xu, & Jeng-Ren Duann* (2019). Brain Connectivity in the Left Frontotemporal Network Dynamically Modulated by Processing Difficulty: Evidence from Chinese Relative Clauses. PLoS One, 1-17. (SCI, Q1)
Bulut, T., Cheng, S. K., Xu, K. Y., Hung, D. L., & Wu, D. H. *(2018). Is there a processing preference for object relative clauses in Chinese? Evidence from ERPs. Frontiers in Psychology, 1-18. (SCI, Q1)
Kunyu Xu*, & Feng Shi (2017). Duration Analysis of One-sentence Parallelism with Three Items. Studies in Language and Linguistics, 37(2), 102-112. (CSSCI)
Kunyu Xu*, & Feng Shi (2016). Pitch Analysis of One-sentence Parallelism with Three Items. Journal of Chinese Phonetics, 95-102. (CSSCI)
Fei Chen, Kunyu Xu, & Peng Gang* (2014), Effects of Preceding Contexts on The Categorical Perception of Mandarin Tones, the 9th International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing, 289-293.
Kunyu Xu, & Jeng-Ren Duann (2019). Realization of Single-Sentence Observation in Brain Networks During Sentence Processing. Presented at the 6th Taiwan Society of Cognitive Neuroscience Annual meeting, Tainan, Taiwan.
Kunyu Xu, & Jeng-Ren Duann (2018). Brain connectivity was modulated by Sentence Complexity as Revealed by fMRI-ICA in Chinese relative clauses. Poster at the 2018 annual meeting of Society for Neuroscience. San Diego, CA, USA, 2018.
Kunyu Xu, Jeng-Ren Duann, & Denise H. Wu (2018). The involvement of left inferior frontal and posterior superior temporal gyri in processing Chinese relative clauses. Poster for the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) 25th anniversary meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Yu-Huei Lian, Kunyu Xu, & Denise H. Wu (2018). Statistical learning of nonadjacent dependencies among different modalities. Poster for the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) 25th anniversary meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Kunyu Xu, Jeng-Ren Duann, & Denise H. Wu (2018). Sentence Comprehension at the Syntax-Semantics Interface. Poster for the 5th Taiwan Society of Cognitive Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Taichung, Taiwan.
Kunyu Xu, & Denise H. Wu (2017). Comprehension of the Interrogative Word shenme ‘what’ in Mandarin Chinese. Poster for the 11th International Conference on Cognitive Science, Taipei, Taiwan.
Kunyu Xu, Jeng-Ren Duann, & Denise H. Wu (2017). Neural correlates of syntactic complexity in Chinese. Oral Presentation at the 2nd Project of Linguistic Analysis (POLA) Symposium for Chinese Linguistics, Tianjin, China.
Denise H. Wu, Kunyu Xu, Talat Bulut, & Coralie Vincent (2017), Acquisition and Comprehension of Linguistic Dependencies: Empirical Evidence from Lifespan Development of Sentence Processing, Oral Presentation at the 11th International Conference on Cognitive Science Symposium, Taipei, Taiwan.
Kunyu Xu, Yu-Huei Lian, & Denise H. Wu (2017). Individual Difference in Statistical Learning of Dependency Between Nonadjacent Visual Shapes in Sequence Correlates with Sentence Reading. Poster for the 13th Asia Pacific Conference on Vision, Tainan, Taiwan.
Kunyu Xu, & Feng Shi (2016). The Intonation Analysis of One-sentence Parallelism, the 4th Annual Meeting of Taiwan Society of Cognitive Neuroscience, Taiwan
Kunyu Xu, & Denise H. Wu (2016). Different Sentence Complexity Reflected in Chinese Relative Clauses, Oral Presentation at the 1st Project of Linguistic Analysis (POLA) Symposium for Chinese Linguistics, Tianjin, China.
Kunyu Xu, & Denise H. Wu (2016). Preference for Chinse Object Relative Clause Processing in Self-paced Reading, Poster for the 57th Annual Meeting of Psychonomic Society, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.