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  Zhongxu Liu
  Post-Doc Fellow
Rotman Research Institute
Supervisor: Dr. Jennifer Ryan
 
  Ph.D Department of Human Development and Applied Psychology University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
 
  MA 2010 Dev. Psych. and Educ. University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
 

B.Sc. 2007 Psych. Hon. with great Distinction

Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

 

 
  Email
  zhongxuliu@gmail.com
   




RESEARCH INTERESTS:\

(Key words: Associative memory, Episodic memory, Prior experience effects, Memory consolidation, Cognitive training and neural plasticity, Hippocampal functions )

 


Cognitive Neuroscience: Hippocampus function and memory; Training Related neural plasticity; Response control and emotion regulation


Research Methods: Behavioural Experiment, fMRI, EEG/MEG, Eye tracking, psychophysiology

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MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION
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Liu Z.-X., Grady C., & Moscovitch, M. (Ready for submission). Prior experience effects on brain correlations during post associative encoding rest: An fMRI study.

Liu Z.-X., Grady C., & Moscovitch, M. (Ready for re-submission). Easily learned, easily remembered: A judgement of learning (JOL) heuristic has its neurobiological foundations.

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MANUSCRIPTS SUBMITTED
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Liu Z.-X., & Moscovitch, M. (Under revision). Prior experience enhances associative memory: A behavioral study.

 

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REFEREED PUBLICATIONS
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Liu Z.-X., Shen K., Olsen R.K., & Ryan J.D. (Accepted). Visual sampling predicts hippocampal activity. Journal of Neuroscience

Liu Z.-X., Lishak, V., Tannock, R., & Woltering, S. (Accepted). Working memory training effects on neural correlates of Go/Nogo response control in adults with ADHD: A randomized controlled trial. Neuropsychologia

Bellana, B.*, Liu Z.-X.*, Diamond, N., Grady C., & Moscovitch, M. (Accepted). Characterizing the similarities and differences in the default mode network across rest, retrieval and future imagining. Human Brain Mapping. (*Co First Author with equal contributions)

Liu Z.-X.,Grady C., & Moscovitch, M. (2016). Effects of Prior-Knowledge on Brain Activation and Connectivity During Associative Memory Encoding. Cerebral Cortex. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhw047

Buddhika,B., Liu Z.-X., Anderson, J., Moscovitch, M., & Grady, C. (2015). Laterality effects in functional connectivity of the angular gyrus during rest and episodic retrieval. Neuropsychologia. 80, 24 - 34. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2015.11.004

Liu Z.-X., Glizer, D., Tannock, R., & Woltering, S. (2015). EEG alpha power during maintenance of information in working memory in adults with ADHD and its plasticity due to working memory training: A randomized controlled trial. Clinical Neurophysiology. 127(2), 1307- 1320.

Woltering, S., Liao, V., Liu, Z.-X., & Granic I. (2015). Neural rhythms of change: Long-term changes after treatment in children with disruptive behavior problems. Neural Plasticity.

Liu, Z.-X., Woltering, S., & Lewis, M. D. (2014). Developmental change in EEG theta activity in the medial prefrontal cortex during cognitive control. NeuroImage, 85, 873 - 887. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.08.054

Kim, S., Liu, Z.-X., Glizer, D., Tannock, R., & Woltering, S. (under revision). Adult ADHD and Working Memory: Neural Evidence of Impaired Encoding.Clinical Neurophysiology. doi:10.1016/j.clinph.2013.12.094

Woltering, S., Liu, Z.-X., Rokeach, A., Tannock, R. (2013). Neurophysiological differences in inhibitory control between adults with ADHD and their peers. Neuropsychologia, 51(10), 1888 - 1895. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2013.06.023

Woltering, S., Bazargani, N., & Liu, Z.-X. (2013). Eye blink correction: a test on the preservation of common ERP components using a regression based technique. PeerJ, , 1, e76. doi:10.7717/peerj.76

Woltering, S., Jung, J., Liu, Z-X., Tannock, R. (2012). Resting state EEG oscillatory power differences in ADHD college students and their peers. Behavioral and Brain Functions:8(1), 1 - 9. doi:10.1186/1744-9081-8-60

Lewis, M. D., & Liu, Z.-X. (2011). Three time scales of neural self-organization underlying basic and nonbasic emotions.. Emotion Review, 3(4), 416 - 423. doi:10.1177/1754073911410748

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REFEREED ABSTRACTS & POSTERS
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Liu, Z.-X., Grady, C., & Moscovitch, M. (2014, Nov). Prior knowledge effect on post-encoding brain connectivity and its relation to subsequent memory. Poster presented at Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.

Rokeach, A., Woltering, S., Liu, Z.-X., & Tannock, R. (2013, April). Electrophysiological differences in inhibitory control between adhd adults and their peers. Poster presented at the 20th annual Cognitive Neuroscience Society meeting, San Francisco, California, USA.

Kim, S., Liu, Z.-X., Glizer, D., Tannock, R., & Woltering, S. (2013, April). Do adults with attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder have problems in working memory? Poster presented at the 20th annual Cognitive Neuroscience Society meeting, San Francisco, California, USA.

Glizer, D., Kim, S., Liu, Z.-X., Tannock, R., & Woltering, S. (2012, October). ADHD and Working Memory: neural correlates of impaired processing. Poster presented at the 59th annual meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Jung, J., Woltering, S., Liu, Z.-X., & Tannock R. (2012, April). Resting state EEG oscillatory power differences in ADHD college students and their peers. Poster presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society.

Liu, Z. X., & Lewis, M. D. (2010, April). Improving cortical efficiency with age: An electroencephalography (EEG) study of cortical activity during response inhibition. Poster presented at the 17th annual Cognitive Neuroscience Society meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Woltering, S., Liu, Z. X., Bazargani, N., & Lewis, M. D. (2010, April). Eye blink correction: a test on the preservation of common ERP components. Poster presented at the 17th annual Cognitive Neuroscience Society meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Liu, Z. X., & Forman, D. R. (2007, June). Predictors of compliance in toddlers: children's effortful control, parenting behaviour, and parenting cognitions. Poster presented at the 68th annual convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Ottawa, Ontario.

Gosselin, M. P., Forman, D. R., & Liu, Z. X. (2007, March). Toddler compliance and eager imitation: Do task characteristics moderate the generality of child readiness to be socialized? Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, Massachusetts.

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NON-REFERRED POSTERS/PRESENTATIONS
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Liu, Z. X., Grady, C., & Moscovitch (2013, June). Neural bases for subjective sense of task difficult in associative processing. Poster presented at the Collaborative Program in Neuroscience Annual Research Day. University of Toronto (Outstanding Poster Presentation).

Liu, Z. X., & Lewis, M. D. (2009, April). Brain signal variability and behavioral performance in children. Poster presented at the Collaborative Program in Neuroscience Annual Research Day. University of Toronto.


UNPUBLISHED THESES
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Liu, Z. X. (2015). Prior-knowledge Effects on Associative Memory Processing . Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Supervisor: Dr. Morris Moscovitch)

Liu, Z. X. (2010). Developmental change in frontal neuronal oscillations during response inhibition. Unpublished Master thesis, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Supervisor: Dr. Marc D. Lewis)

Liu, Z. X. (2006). Predictors of compliance in toddlers: children's effortful control, parenting behaviour, and parenting cognition. Unpublished undergraduate honours thesis, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Supervisor: Dr. David R. Forman)

Liu, Z. X. (2005). Infant emotionality as predictor of compliance and collaborative motivation in early childhood: A longitudinal analysis. Unpublished undergraduate research experience project, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Supervisor: Dr. David R. Forman)

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AWARDS
 
2013 - 2014 Doctoral Thesis Completion Award(OISE/University of Toronto)
2009 - 2012 NSERC (PGS D)
2009 - 2011 Excellence Recognition Award (OISE/University of Toronto)
2008 - 2009 NSERC (CGS M)
2008 - 2009 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (declined in favor of NSERC award)
2008 - 2009 Excellence Recognition Award (OISE/University of Toronto)
2005/2006/2007 Concordia University Arts and Science Scholar Award
2006 Campaign for the New Millennium Student Contribution Scholarship (Concordia University)
2005 Leslie and Kaye Jowett Scholarship (Concordia University)
 
PROGRAMMING SKILLS
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MATLAB (Familiar with R, Python and Fortran)
Neural Imaging: SPM, EEGLAB, familiar with AFNI, Fieldtrip
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RELEVANT INFORMATION
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Languages: English, Mandarin
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