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CHAN, Yu-chen
Assistant Professor
Office number:+886-3-5715131 ext. 34554
E-mail:ycchan@mx.nthu.edu.tw

EDUCATION
Ph.D., Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, National Taiwan Normal University
   
Experience
Assistant Professor, Institute of Learning Sciences, National Tsing Hua University
Affiliated Assistant Professor, Center for General Education, National Tsing Hua University
   
LABORATORY
Cognitive and Human Affective Neuroscience Laboratory (CHAN Lab)
   
DISCIPLINE
Cognitive Psychology, Neuroscience of Learning, Humor Psychology, Experimental Design for Cognitive Psychology, Psychology
   
ACADEMIC HONORS AND AWARDS
2015 Outstanding Research Teacher Award, NTHU
2014 Outstanding Research Teacher Award, NTHU
2013 New Outstanding Assistant Professor Award, NTHU
2013 Awards to the Special Talents in University, NTHU
   
TEACHING AWARDS
2015 Awards for Excellent Teaching, Commission of General Education, NTHU
2014 Outstanding Teacher Award, NTHU
2013 Outstanding Teacher Award, NTHU
   
EXPERIENCES
2015 - 2018 Editorial Board, Journal of Chinese Creativity
2012 - 2018 Director, Chinese Creativity Association
   
AREAS of SPECIALIZATION

Cognitive Neuropsychology
Human Memory

Humor

Emotion

Gelotophobia
   
PUBLICATIONS
(A)Journal Papers
*Chan, Y. C. & Lavallee, J. P. (2015). Temporo-parietal and fronto-parietal lobe contributions to theory of mind and executive control: An fMRI study of verbal jokes. Frontiers in Psychology, 6(1285), 1-13. (SSCI) (NSC 102-2410-H-007-072)
Chang, J. H., Chen, H. C., Hsu, C. C., Chan, Y. C., & Chang, Y. L. (in press). Flexible humor styles and the creative mind: Using a typological approach to investigate the relationship between humor styles and creativity. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. (SSCI)
*Chan, Y. C. (2015). The neural substrates of humor processing: An integrative review. Journal of Education and Psychology, 38(3), 101-135. (TSSCI) (NSC 102-2410-H-007-072)
Yeh, Y. C., Lin, C. W., Hsu, W. C., Kuo, W. J., & Chan, Y. C. (2015). Associated and dissociated neural substrates of aesthetic judgment and aesthetic emotion during the appreciation of everyday designed products. Neuropsychologia, 73, 151-160. (SCI)
Wu, C. L., An, C. P., Tseng, L. P., Chen, H. C., Chan, Y. C., Cho, S. L., & Tsai, M. L. (2015). Fear of being laughed at with relation to parent attachment in individuals with autism. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 10, 116-123. (SSCI)
* Chan, Y. C. (2014). Emotional structure of jokes: A corpus-based investigation. Bio-Medical Materials and Engineering, 24, 3083-3090. (SCI)
Feng, Y. J., Chan, Y. C., Chen, H. C. (2014). Specialization of neural mechanisms underlying the three-stage model in humor processing: An ERP study. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 32, 59-70.(SSCI)
Wu, C. L., Tseng, L. P., An, C. P., Chen, H. C., Chan, Y. C., Shih, C. I., & Zhuo, S. L. (2014). Do individuals with autism lack a sense of humor? A study of humor comprehension, appreciation, and styles among high school students with autism. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 8, 1386-1393. (SCI)
Chan, Y. C., *Chen, H. C., & Lavallee, J. P. (2013). The Impact of Gelotophobia, Gelotophilia and Katagelasticism on Creativity.Humor: International Journal of Humor Research, 26(4), 609-628. (SSCI)
Chan, Y. C., Chou, T. L., *Chen, H. C., Yeh, Y. C., Lavallee, J. P., Liang, K. C., & Chang, K. E. (2013). Towards a neural circuit model of verbal humor processing: An fMRI study of the neural substrates of incongruity detection and resolution. NeuroImage, 66,169-176. (SCI)
*Chen, H. C., Chan, Y. C., & Feng, Y. J. (2013). Taiwan Corpora of Chinese Emotions and Relevant Psychophysiological Data— A norm of emotion metaphors in Chinese. Chinese Journal of Psychology, 55(4), 525-553. (TSSCI)
Cheng, C. M., *Chen, H. C., Chan, Y. C., Su, Y. C., & Tseng, C. C. (2013). Taiwan corpora of Chinese emotions and relevant psychophysiological data—Normative Data for Chinese Jokes. Chinese Journal of Psychology, 55(4), 555-569.(TSSCI)
Wu, Q. L, Chan, Y. C., Lavallee, J. P., *Chen, H. C., Chang, K. E., & Sung, Y. T. (2013). Processing Chinese hand-radicals activates the medial frontal gyrus: A functional MRI investigation. Neural Regeneration Research, 8(20), 1837-1843. (SCI)
Chan, Y. C., Chou, T. L., *Chen, H. C., & Liang, K. C. (2012). Segregating humor comprehension and elaboration process of verbal jokes: An fMRI study. NeuroImage, 61(4), 899-906. (SCI)
Chan, Y. C., Chen, H. C., Cho, S. L., & Martin, R. A. (2011). Distinguishing between kindhearted and malicious humor: development of a traditional Chinese version of the humor styles questionnaire. Psychological Testing, Special Issue: Positive Traits Assessment, 207-234.(TSSCI)
Chen, H. C., Chan, Y. C., Ruch, W., & Proyer, R. T. (2011). Evaluating the reliability and validity of a traditional Chinese version of the PhoPhiKat-45. Psychological Testing, 58(1), 119-145.(TSSCI)
Chan, Y. C., Yeh, Y. C., Peng, Y. Y., & Yeh, B. L. (2009). The development of the “inventory of adolescent resilience”.Psychological Testing,56(4), 491-518.(TSSCI)
Chan, Y. C., & Yeh, Y. C. (2005). The development of “everyday problem-solving test”. Psychological Testing, 52(1), 1-30.(TSSCI)
   
(B)Conference Papers
Chan, Y. C. (2015, June). Identifying the neural substrates of the ambiguity-humor interaction: An fMRI study. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), Honolulu, Hawaii, June 14-18, 2015. (NSC 102-2410-H-007-072)
Liao, Y. J., & Chan, Y. C. (2015, June). Gender differences in the neural correlates of verbal jokes: An fMRI study. Poster presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), Honolulu, Hawaii, June 14-18, 2015.
Lee, Y. L., & Chan, Y. C. (2015, June). Neural correlates of positive and negative verbal jokes: An fMRI study. Poster presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), Honolulu, Hawaii, June 14-18, 2015.
Chen, I. F., & Chan, Y. C. (2015, June). Identify the distinct neural mechanisms of ‘emotion reversal’ jokes: An fMRI study. Poster presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), Honolulu, Hawaii, June 14-18, 2015.
Chan, Y. C. (2015, May). Ambiguity and Inference Processing of Verbal Jokes: Segregating Cognitive and Affective Components. In H. C. Chen (Chair), the application of humor on education and industry. Symposium conducted at the 1st International Conference of Applied Psychology for Chinese Societies. Fu Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan, May 1-3, 2015.
Chan, Y. C. (2015, January). An fMRI study of the interaction between ambiguity and funniness. In H. C. Chen (Chair), Brain and language. Symposium conducted at the Taiwan Society of Cognitive Neuroscience. National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan, June 24, 2015.
Chan, Y. C. (2014, November). The neural substrates of Humor skills in different logical mechanisms: An fMRI study. In Y. C. Chan (Chair), The neural substrates of humor processing. Symposium conducted at the 53rd Taiwanese Psychological Association on November 8-9 in Taiwan, National Taiwan University. (NSC 102-2410-H-007-072)
*Chan, Y. C., & Chen, H. C. (2014, September). Relationships among Laughter, Humor Styles, and Interpersonal Functioning. Poster presented at the 40th BERA Annual Conference, IOE, London, Sep. 23-25, 2014. (NSC 102-2410-H-007-072)
*Chan, Y. C. (2014, July). The Interaction between Semantic Processing and Humor. Poster presented at the Cognitive Science Society, Quebec City, Canada, July 23-26, 2014. (NSC 102-2410-H-007-072)
Liao, Y. I., Chan, Y. C., & Chen, H. C. (2014, July). The eye movement analysis of 3D spatial problems solving by the different cues among experts and novices. Poster presented at the Cognitive Science Society, Quebec City, Canada, July 23-26, 2014.
Lee, Y. L., Chan, Y. C., & Chen, H. C. (2014, July). The Processing of Humor Advertisement: Evidence from Eye Movement. Poster presented at the Cognitive Science Society, Quebec City, Canada, July 23-26, 2014.
*Chan, Y. C., & Chen, H. C. (2014, July). Development of the PhoPhiKatKap Scale. In R. Proyer, (Chair), Assessment of humor. Symposium conducted at the 26th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Humor Studies (ISHS), University Hall of Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 7-11, 2014. (NSC 103-2420-H-003-005-MY3)
Chen, H. C., Chan, Y. C., Cho, S. L., Lin, C. Y., Wu, C. L., & Shih C. Y. Neuropsychological Traits of Students with and without Asperger’s Syndrome on TOM and Non-TOM Humor. Poster presented at the 26thAnnual Meeting of the International Society for Humor Studies (ISHS), University Hall of Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 7-11, 2014.
*Chan, Y. C., & Chen, H. C. (2013, October). Relationships between laughter and humor styles. In Y. C. Chan (Chair), Humor comprehension and Appreciation. Symposium conducted at the 52nd Taiwanese Psychological Association on October 19-20 in Taiwan, National Chengchi University.
Chan, Y. C., & Chen, H. C. (2013, August). Humor comprehension and appreciation: fMRI studies. In C. Liu (Chair), Affective & social cognitive neuroscience. Chinese Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference on August 26-28, 2013 in Beijing, China at Beijing Normal University.
Chan, Y. C., & Chen, H. C. (2013, July). Extending the PhoPhiKat scale to include the fear of laughing at others. In W. Ruch & R. T. Proyer (Chairs), Assessment of humor II. Symposium conducted at the 12th European Conference on Psychological Assessment (ECPA), University of the Basque Country, Donostia, San Sebastian, Spain, 17-20 July, 2013.
Chan, Y. C., & Chen, H. C, Chang, Y. L., Chang, K. E. (2012, November). Garden path sentences between Han and indigene: An fMRI study. Paper presented at the 15th annual meeting of Society for Computers in Psychology (SCiP) conference on November 15, 2012 in Minneapilis, Minnesota, USA at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
Chan, Y. C., Feng, Y. J., & Chen, H. C. (2012, October). Sex Differences in Humor Comprehension and Appreciation: An ERP study. Poster session presented at the meeting of 42nd annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) conference on October 13-17, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
Chan, Y. C., Chen, H. C., Chou, T. L., & Liang, K. C. (2012, June). Segregating humor comprehension and elaboration process of verbal jokes: An fMRI study. Paper presented at the 24th annual meeting of International Society for Humor Studies (ISHS) on June 25 – 29, 2012 in Krkow, Poland at Jagiellonian University.
Chen, H. C., & Chan, Y. C. (2012, June). The cognitive and emotional processing of jokes and its neural mechanism: Studied via fMRI and ERP. Paper presented at the 2012 Satellite Symposium on Social & Affective Neuroscience on June 7 – 8, 2012 in Beijing, China at Beijing Normal University.
Chen, H. C., Chan, Y. C., Chou, T. L., Chang, K. E., & Luo, Y. (2012, June). Neural substrates of humor incongruity and resolution: An fMRI study. Poster session presented at the meeting of 18th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) conference on June 10-14, 2012 in Beijing, China at the China National Convention Center.
Chan, Y. C., & Chen, H. C. (2010, July). Relationships between gelotophobia, gelotophilia, and katagelasticism and creativity. In Willibald Ruch (Chair), Humor Research: Affective and cognitive responses to humor and laughter in a cross-cultural perspective. Panel conducted at the meeting of Department of Psychology, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
Chan, Y. C., Chen, H. C., Ruch, W., & Proyer, R. T. (2010, June). Being laughed at and laughing at others in Taiwan and Switzerland: A cross-cultural perspective. In Jessica Milner Davis (Chair), Humor in Chinese life and Letters b: psychological studies. Panel conducted at the annual meeting of the 22nd International Society for Humor Studies, Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong.
Chan, Y. C., Chen, H. C., Ruch, W., & Proyer, R. T. (June, 2009). The Development of a Traditional Chinese Version of the PhoPhiKat -45 in Taiwan. In Willibald Ruch (Chair), Plenary Session on Gelotophobia. Panel conducted at the annual meeting of the 21st International Society for Humor Studies, Long Beach, California State University, CA.
Chan, Y. C., Chen, H. C., & Proyer, R. T. (2009, June). Relationships among gelotophobia, gelotophilia, katagelasticism, personality, and humor styles. Paper presented at the 21st annual meeting of International Society for Humor Studies, Long Beach, California State University, CA.
   
(C)Book Chapters
Chen, H. C., Chan, Y. C., Ruch, W., & Proyer, R. T. (2013). Laughing at others and being laughed at in Taiwan and Switzerland: A cross-cultural perspective (Volume II). In J. M. Davis & J. Chey (Eds.). pp. 215-229. Humour in Chinese life and culture: Resistance and control in modern Times. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.
   
(D)RESEARCH PROJECT
  (Project Investigator)
2015.08 – 2016.07 Project Investigation, The neural correlates of humor appreciation and coping of Gelotophobes. MOST 104-2410-H-007-022
2014.08 – 2015.07 Project Investigator, Investigating the neural mechanisms and networks underlying humor motivation among individuals and groups: fMRI and dMRI studies. MOST 103-2410-H-007-033
2013.09 – 2014.08 Project Investigator, Identifying the Neural Substrates of the Ambiguity-Humor Interaction: An fMRI study. NSC 102-2410-H-007-072
  (CO-PI and Action Adviser)
2014.08-2017.07 Co-project Investigator, The effects of aesthetic experiences on facilitating creativity through designed products: An application of fMRI. MOST 103-2511-S-004-002-MY3
2014.01 – 2016.12 Co-project Investigator, A Neural Mechanism Study of Nonsense Humor and Content/Motivation- Oriented Humor: Using fMRI and MEG Investigation. NSC 103-2420-H-003-005-MY3
2014.01-2014.12 Co-project Investigator, The neural mechanisms underlie humor processing in second language learner. Aim for the Top University Project of National Taiwan Normal University under Grant no. 03J1A0202.
2014.04-2015.03 Action Adviser, The program of creativity and imagining the future in education. Ministry of Education, Taiwan.
   
COURSES
Psychology and modern life
Humor psychology
Cognitive psychology
   

 
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