Affiliated Research Fellows and Scientists

Chiao-Yi Wu, Ph.D.

Research Scientist
Centre for Research and Development in Learning (CRADLE)
Nanyang Technological University

Education

2009 – 2014 Ph.D., Division of Psychology, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

2003 – 2007 B.S., Department of Psychology, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Certificate for Neurobiology and Cognitive Science Program, Neurobiology and Cognitive Science Center, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Professional Experience

Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Neuropsychology, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany

Research Assistant, The Clinical Brain Lab, Division of Psychology, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Teaching Assistant, Division of Psychology, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Research Assistant, The Clinical Brain Lab, Department of Psychology, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Cognitive neuroscience of language and reading (second language acquisition, bilingualism, typical and atypical language development across lifespan).

Neurobiology of learning. Functional, structural, and diffusion magnetic resonance imaging.

Literacy development. Lifelong learning.

Papers
Heng, G.J., Wu, C.Y., Archer, J.A., Miyakoshi, M., Nakai, T., Chen, S.H.A. (2017). The role of regional heterogeneity in age-related differences in functional hemispheric asymmetry: an fMRI study. Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13825585.2017.1385721
Vissiennon K, Friederici AD, Brauer J, & Wu CY. (2017). Functional Organization of the Language Network in Three- and Six-year-old Children. Neuropsychologia, 98, 24-33.
Wu CY, Vissiennon K, Friederici AD, & Brauer J. (2016). Preschoolers’ Brains Rely on Semantic Cues Prior to the Mastery of Syntax during Sentence Comprehension. NeuroImage, 126, 256-266.
Wu CY, Koh JYS, Ho MHR, Miyakoshi M, Chen SHA, & Nakai T. (2014). Age-related Differences in Effective Connectivity of Brain Regions Involved in Japanese Kanji Processing with Homophone Judgment Task. Brain and Language, 135, 32-41.
Wu CY, Ho MHR, & Chen SHA. (2012). A Meta-Analysis of fMRI Studies on Chinese Orthographic, Phonological, and Semantic Processing. NeuroImage, 63(1), 381-391.
Miyakoshi M, Chen SHA, Matsuo K, Wu CY, Suzuki A, & Nakai T. (2012). Extensive Stimulus Repetition Leads Older Adults to Show Delayed Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Adaptation. Brain Imaging and Behavior, 6(3), 357-365.
Matsuo K, Chen SHA, Hue CW, Wu CY, Bagarinao E, Tseng WYI, & Nakai T. (2010). Neural Substrates of Phonological Selection for Japanese Character Kanji Based on fMRI Investigations. NeuroImage, 50(3), 1280-1291.
Book Chapter
Wu CY & Chen SHA. (in press).The Neurocognitive Processing of Chinese Discourse. In Chris Shei, The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Discourse Analysis. London, U.K.: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
Selected Conference Abstracts
Yeo, M.C.L, Wu, C.Y., O’Brien BA, & Chen, S.A. (2018).The Influence of Cross-Linguistic Characteristics on Reading Proficiency for Bilinguals. Oral presentation at the 17th Conference on the Processing of East Asian Languages and the 9th Conference on Language, Discourse, and Cognition, Taipei, Taiwan.
Wu CY, O'Brien, BA, Yeo MCL, Rapp B, McCloskey M, Oishi K, Desmond JE, & Chen SHA. (2018). Impact of Script Types on the Neural Representations of Reading for Early Proficient Bilinguals. The International Mind, Brain and Education Society Conference, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
Wu, C.Y., Ilang Kumaran Y, Lin HY, Chen SHA, Aryadoust V. (2018).Effect of Test Methods on the Neural Mechanisms of Test Takers: The Case of Listening Comprehension. The International Mind, Brain and Education Society Conference, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
O’Brien BA, Wu CY, Yeo MCL, Liu HS, Chen SHA, Rapp B, McCloskey M. (2018).Lexical and Sub-lexical Processing Times for Chinese and English in Bilingual Adult Readers. The International Mind, Brain and Education Society Conference, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
Aryadoust V & Wu, C.Y. (2018).Tuning into the Listeners’ Brain: Providing Neurocognitive Evidence for Validity through the Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) Technology. Demo (oral presentation) at the 40th Language Testing Research Colloquium, Auckland, New Zealand.
Bhattarcharjee, S., Chew, A., Liu, H.S., Yeo, M.C.L, Wu, C.Y., O'Brien, B., & Chen, S.A., (2018).Investigating the change in blood pressure with respect to the reference electrode positioning in tDCS. 4th Annual Brain Stimulation and Imaging Meeting, Singapore
Wu CY, Yeo MCL, Matsuo K, Tseng WYI, & Chen SHA. (2018). The Neural Network of Reading Influenced by Lexical Decision and Lexical Recognition Demands. Poster for the 24th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Singapore.
Wu CY, Vissiennon K, Friederici AD, & Brauer J. (2015). Preschoolers’ Brains Rely on Semantic Cues Prior to the Mastery of Syntax in Sentence Comprehension. The 21st Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Honolulu, HI, USA.
Wu CY, Ho MHR, Matsuo K, Tseng WYI, Hue CW, & Chen SHA. (2013). Modulation of Phonological Selection on Interhemispheric Connectivity. The 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, USA.
Chen SHA, Wu CY, Lua RP, Miyakoshi M, & Nakai T. (2013). Age-related Changes in Resting-State and Task-Activated Functional MRI Networks. Paper presented at the 7th International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology, Tokyo, Japan.
Wu CY, Chen SHA, Matsuo K, Tseng WYI, & Hue CW. (2012). Chinese Character Identification: Neural Evidence for Orthographic Analysis. The 19th Annual Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting, Chicago, IL, USA.
Wu CY, Chen SHA, Matsuo K, Tseng WYI, & Hue CW. (2011). Lexicality and Frequency Effects on Chinese Character Reading. The 17th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Québec City, Canada.
Wu CY, E KHF, Ho MHR, Matsuo K, Nakai T, & Chen SHA. (2010). Effective Connectivity underlying Phonological Selection for Japanese Kanji. The Decade of the Mind VI Conference, Singapore.
Wu CY, Chen SHA, E KHF, & Ho MHR. (2010). A Meta-Analysis of fMRI Studies on Chinese Orthographic, Phonological, and Semantic Processing. The 16th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Barcelona, Spain.
Wu CY, Chen SHA, & Tseng WYI. (2009). Functional Changes in Language Production during Healthy Aging. NeuroImage, 47, S1, pp S109.
Wu CY, Matsuo K, Bagarinao E, Tseng WYI, Nakai T, & Chen SHA. (2008). Phonological Processing in Reading Japanese Kanji: Does Reading Heterophonic Homographic Characters Make any Difference? NeuroImage, 41, S105, 318T.
Wu CY, Peng YJ, Lu CI, Huang SC, Tseng WYI, & Chen SHA. (2008). Activation of the Middle Frontal Gyrus (BA9) in Phonological Processing in Left-handed Chinese Speakers. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, Vol 14, Suppl S1, pp 89.
Chen SHA, Peng YJ, Wu CY, Chen PH, Yu JS, Lu CI, & Tseng WYI. (2006). Hemispheric Dominance in Left-handers for two fMRI Language tasks: Preliminary Findings. The 2006 National Taiwan University International Neuroscience Symposium: Advanced Neuroimaging, Taipei, Taiwan.
Email : cywu@ntu.edu.sg

Alicia Goodwill, Ph.D.

Research Scientist
Centre for Research and Development in Learning (CRADLE)
Nanyang Technological University

Education

2012-2016 Ph.D. in Neurophysiology, School of Exercise and Nutrition Science, Deakin University, Australia

2008 – 2011 BEXSc, Major Psych (Hons), School of Exercise and Nutrition Science, Deakin University, Australia

Professional Experience

Senior Research Officer, Institute for Health and Ageing, Australian Catholic University, Australia

Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Medicine, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia

Lecturer, Health Sciences, Deakin College, Australia

Lecturer/demonstrator, School of Allied Health, La Trobe University, Australia

Tutor/demonstrator, School of Exercise and Nutrition Science, Deakin University, Australia

Research Assistant, School of Exercise and Nutrition Science, Deakin University, Australia

Experimental and lifestyle interventions to promote brain plasticity; lifelong learning; optimising brain health over the lifespan; non-invasive brain stimulation (TMS, tDCS, fNIRS), research translation.
Peer Reviewed Papers:
Teo, W. P., Goodwill, A. M., Hendy, A. M., Muthalib, M., & Macpherson, H. (2018). Sensory manipulation results in increased dorsolateral prefrontal cortex activation during static postural balance in sedentary older adults: An fNIRS study. Brain and Behaviour, 8(10), e01109. doi:10.1002/brb3.1109
Goodwill, A. M., Campbell, S., Simpson, S., Jr., Bisignano, M., Chiang, C., Dennerstein, L., & Szoeke, C. (2018). Vitamin D status is associated with executive function a decade later: Data from the Women's Healthy Ageing Project. Maturitas, 107, 56-62. doi:10.1016/j.maturitas.2017.10.005
Goodwill, A. M., & Szoeke, C. (2017). A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of The Effect of Low Vitamin D on Cognition. Journal of the American Geriatric Society, 65(10), 2161-2168. doi:10.1111/jgs.15012
Goodwill, A. M., Lum, J. A. G., Hendy, A. M., Muthalib, M., Johnson, L., Albein-Urios, N., & Teo, W. P. (2017). Using non-invasive transcranial stimulation to improve motor and cognitive function in Parkinson's disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 14840. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-13260-z
Teo, W. P., Hendy, A. M., Goodwill, A. M., & Loftus, A. M. (2017). Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation: A Potential Modulator for Pathological Oscillations in Parkinson's Disease? Fronteirs in Neurology, 8, 185. doi:10.3389/fneur.2017.00185
Goodwill, A. M.,Teo, W. P., Morgan, P., Daly, R. M., & Kidgell, D. J. (2016). Bihemispheric-tDCS and Upper Limb Rehabilitation Improves Retention of Motor Function in Chronic Stroke: A Pilot Study. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10, 258. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2016.00258
Goodwill, A. M.,Daly, R. M., & Kidgell, D. J. (2015). The effects of anodal-tDCS on cross-limb transfer in older adults. Clin Neurophysiol, 126(11), 2189-2197. doi:10.1016/j.clinph.2015.01.006
Goodwill, A. M., Reynolds, J., Daly, R. M., & Kidgell, D. J. (2013). Formation of cortical plasticity in older adults following tDCS and motor training. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 5, 87. doi:10.3389/fnagi.2013.00087
Kidgell, D. J., Goodwill, A. M., Frazer, A. K., & Daly, R. M. (2013). Induction of cortical plasticity and improved motor performance following unilateral and bilateral transcranial direct current stimulation of the primary motor cortex. BMC Neuroscience, 14, 64. doi:10.1186/1471-2202-14-64
Goodwill, A. M.,& Kidgell, D. J. (2012). The effects of whole-body vibration on the cross-transfer of strength. Scientific World Journal, 2012, 504837. doi:10.1100/2012/504837
Goodwill, A. M.,Pearce, A. J., & Kidgell, D. J. (2012). Corticomotor plasticity following unilateral strength training. Muscle & Nerve, 46(3), 384-393. doi:10.1002/mus.23316
Published Abstracts
Skazlic, L., Goodwill, A., & Szoeke, C. (2017). Midlife vitamin D deficiency is associated with later-life depression in ageing women. Journal of the Neurological Sciences 381, 54–180.
Goodwill, A. M.,Teo, W.-P, Daly, R.M, Morgan, P, & Kidgell, D.J. (2015). Effects of bilateral-tDCS combined with upper limb rehabilitation on motor function and cortical plasticity in chronic stroke patients. International Journal of Stroke, 10, 49.
Teo, W.-P., Muthalib, M., Kidgell, D.J., Frazer, A., Hendy, A., Goodwill, A. M., & Perrey, S. (2015). Ipsilateral M1 transcranial direct current stimulation increases excitability of the contralateral M1 during an active motor task: implications for stroke rehabilitation’. Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 58, Supp 1.
Goodwill, A. M.,Daly, R, Kidgell, D.J. 2013. Motor performance improvements following tDCS and skill practice in older adults: implications for motor skill training. Clinical Neurophysiology, 124, e108–e109.
Kidgell, D.J, Goodwill, A. M., Frazer, A. 2013. Unilateral and bilateral tDCS of the human motor cortex does not differentially modulate motor function in healthy adults. Clinical Neurophysiology, 124, 88.
Selected conference abstracts
Goodwill, A. M., Gorelik, A, Campbell, S, & Szoeke, C. (2018). Midlife dyslipidaemia is associated with late-life cerebral amyloid. Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, Chicago, USA.
Szoeke, C, & Goodwill, A. M. (2018). Sex Differences in Vascular Risk Factors and Dementia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, Chicago, USA.
Hill, E., Goodwill, A. M.,& Szoeke, C. (2018). Biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease and Diet: A Systematic Review. Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, Chicago, USA.
Goodwill, A. M., & Szoeke, C. (2017). Anxiety and memory performance in older adults: Data from the Women's Healthy Ageing Project. 18th International Mental Health Conference, Queensland, Australia.
Skazlic, L., Goodwill, A. M., & Szoeke, C. (2017). Midlife vitamin D deficiency is associated with later-life depression in ageing women. 23rd World Congress of Neurology, Kyoto, Japan.
Goodwill, A. M.,Hendy, A. M, Muthalib, M, Johnson, L, & Albein-Urios, N, & Teo, W.-P. (2017). Effects of non-invasive electrical and magnetic stimulation to improve motor and cognitive function in Parkinson’s disease: a meta-analytical review.’ 21st International Congress of Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorders, Vancouver Canada.
Goodwill, A. M., Daly, R. M, Teo, W.-P, Morgan, P, & Kidgell, D. J. (2015). Effects of bilateral-tDCS combined with upper limb rehabilitation on motor function and cortical plasticity in chronic stroke patients. Australasian Stoke Conference 2015, Melbourne, Australia.
Goodwill, A. M., Daly, R. M, & Kidgell, D. J. (2014). Transcranial direct current stimulation enhances the cross-transfer of performance in older adults. 6th Exercise & Sports Science Australia Conference and Sports Dietitians Australia Update: Research to Practice, Adelaide, Australia.
Goodwill, A. M., Reynolds, J, Daly, R. M, & Kidgell, D. J. (2013). Motor performance improvements following tDCS and skill practice in older adults: implications for motor skill training. 5th International Brain Stimulation Conference, Leipzig, Germany.
Goodwill, A. M.,Reynolds, J, Daly, R. M, & Kidgell, D. J. (2013). Formation of cortical plasticity in older adults following tDCS and motor training. 11th Motor Control and Human Skills Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
Goodwill, A. M., Pearce, A, & Kidgell, D. J. (2012). Corticomotor plasticity following cross education strength training. International Society for Electrophysiology and Kinesiology, Biennial Congress, Brisbane, Australia.
Goodwill, A. M., Pearce, A., & Kidgell, D. J. (2011). Corticomotor responses in the trained and untrained limb following strength training with and without vibration. 10th Motor Control and Human Skill Conference, Perth, Australia.