Research Interests

second language learning and language disabilities, individual differences, functional brain networks

Selected Publications

  • Xing, S. , & Yang, J.* (2023). The Impact of Interpreting Training Experience on the Attentional Networks and Their Dynamics. Brain Sciences, 13(9), 1306.
  • Zhang, Y. , Yang, J.*, & Wen, Z.* (2023). Learners with Low Working Memory Capacity Benefit More from the Presence of an Instructor’s Face in Video Lectures. Journal of Intelligence, 11(1), 5.
  • Zhuang, B. , Liang, L., & Yang, J.* (2023). When interlocutor’s face-language matching alters: An ERP study on face contexts and bilingual language control in mixed-language picture naming. Frontiers in Psychology, 14, 1134635.
  • Zhang, Y. , & Yang, J. (2022). Exploring Gender Differences in the Instructor Presence Effect in Video Lectures: An Eye-Tracking Study. Brain Sciences, 12(7), 946.
  • Yang, J. & Tan, L. H. (2020). Whole-brain functional networks for phonological and orthographic processing in Chinese good and poor readers. Frontiers in Psychology, 10:2945. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02945.
  • Yang, J., & Li, P. (2019). Mechanisms for auditory perception: A neurocognitive study of second language learning of Mandarin Chinese. Brain Sciences, 9(6), 139.
  • 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.
  • Wang, R., Yang, J., & Li, L. (2016). Second language learning. Shanghai, China: East China Normal University Press. [王瑞明,杨静,李利. (2016). 第二语言学习. 华东师范大学出版社. ]
  • 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.