Xiaoqian Jenny Chai

 Xiaoqian Jenny Chai, Ph.D.

 Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences

 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Cambridge, MA 02139

 Phone: 617-475-0695


I received my Ph.D. in Psychology from University of California at Berkeley, and M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University.  My research interests include large-scale brain networks, cognitive and neural mechanisms of memory in development, and prediction of clinical symptom and treatment outcome from brain imaging data.

Selected Publications

Chai XJ, Ofen N, Gabrieli JDE, Whitfield-Gabrieli S.  Development of deactivation of the default-mode network during episodic memory formation. NeuroImage 84: 932-938 (2014).

Chai XJ, Ofen, N, Gabrieli JDE, Whitfield-Gabrieli S. Selective Development of Anticorrelated Networks in the Intrinsic Functional Organization of the Human Brain. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience (2014).

Ofen N, Chai XJ, Schuil K, Whitfield-Gabrieli S, Gabrieli JDE. The development of brain systems associated with successful memory retrieval of scenes. Journal of Neuroscience 32: 10012-10020 (2012).

Chai XJ, Castañón AN, Öngür D, Whitfield-Gabrieli S. Anticorrelations in resting state networks without global regression. NeuroImage 59: 1420-1428 (2012). [Cited 99 times (Google scholar)]

Chai XJ, Whitfield-Gabrieli S, Shinn AK, Gabrieli JDE, Castañón AN, McCarthy JM, Cohen BM, Öngür D. Abnormal medial prefrontal cortex resting-state connectivity in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Neuropsychopharmacology 36: 2009-2017 (2011). [Highlighted by Faculty of 1000 (top 2%); cited 58 times (Google scholar)]

Chai XJ, Ofen N, Jacobs LF, Gabrieli JDE. Scene complexity: influence on perception, memory, and development in the medial temporal lobe. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 4: 21 (2010) 

Chai XJ, Jacobs LF. Sex differences in directional cue use in a virtual landscape. Behavioral Neuroscience 123: 276-283 (2009).