PI

  • 2022.01 – 2022.12 PI. The impact of virtual reality social skills course training on students with autism via fMRI: Implications from education, neuroscience to life practice. Yin Shu-Tien Education Foundation, College of Education, National Tsing Hua University. NTHU-YS-C-2022002. (cooperation with Dr. Chien, Department of Psychiatry, National Taiwan University Hospital and with Prof. Buxbaum, Department of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai, NY)
  • 2021.01 – 2021.12 PI. Neural plasticity of sense of humor following humor training intervention for dysthymia: Evidence from combined fMRI and ERP studies. National Tsing Hua University-Mackay Memorial Hospital Joint Research. (Research Center for Biomedical Science and Engineering, NTHU)
  • 2021.01 – 2021.12 PI. Sense of humor and creativity in patients with depression and anxiety: From behavior to fMRI studies. Yin Shu-Tien Education Foundation, College of Education, National Tsing Hua University. NTHU-YS-B-2021005. (with Hsinchu Mackay Memorial Hospital and National Taiwan University Hospital in Taipei)
  • 2020.08 - 2023.07 PI. Sex differences in relation to aggression in humor styles and coping humor during humor appreciation: From behavior to neural mechanisms. MOST 109-2410-H-007-023-MY3.
  • 2020.01 – 2020.12 PI. An fMRI study of typical/non-typical humor and creativity. Yin Shu-Tien Education Foundation, College of Education, National Tsing Hua University. NTHU-YS-B-2020003.
  • 2019.08 - 2020.07 PI. Neural correlates of appreciation and resolution with humorous and alternative uses tasks: fMRI studies. MOST 108-2410-H-007-044.
  • 2019.01 – 2019.12 PI. An fMRI study of reasoning jokes on humor processing. Yin Shu-Tien Education Foundation, College of Education, National Tsing Hua University. NTHU-YS-B-2019001.
  • 2017.08 – 2018.12 PI. The interdisciplinary research in neuroscience: An fMRI and EEG/ERP studies on reward and thinking processing. Yin Shu-Tien Education Foundation,College of Education, National Tsing Hua University. NTHU-YS-B-2018003.
  • 2016.08 – 2018.07 PI. How motivation facilitates cognitive control: An fMRI study on humor and monetary rewards. MOST 105-2410-H-007-027-MY2.
  • 2015.08 – 2016.07 PI. The neural correlates of humor appreciation and coping of Gelotophobes. MOST 104-2410-H-007-022.
  • 2014.08 – 2015.07 PI. 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 PI. Identifying the Neural Substrates of the Ambiguity-Humor Interaction: An fMRI study. NSC 102-2410-H-007-072.

Co-PI

  • 2021.08-2024.07 CO-PI. Strengths of cognitive and emotional creativity for children of new immigrants from the perspectives of behavioral, neuro-science, and educational research: the moderation of culture and mediation of cool and hot executive functions. MOST 110-2511-H-003-015-MY3.
  • 2018.08-2021.07 CO-PI. The humor strength of aboriginal and new immigrants’ children- Its mechanisms and intervention effects. MOST 107-2511-H-003-003-MY3.
  • 2018.08-2020.07 CO-PI. Consumer responses to customer service Chatbot humor. MOST 107-2410-H-007-032-MY2.
  • 2018.01-2022.12 CO-PI. Theoretical exploration and pedagogical practice of interdisciplinary learning by cognitive neuroscience technology. Institute for Research Excellence in Learning Sciences of National Taiwan Normal University. Higher Education Sprout Project by the Ministry of Education (MOE) in Taiwan.
  • 2018.01-2022.12 CO-PI. Cognitive aspects of verbal humor production: an fMRI study. Chinese Language and Technology Center of National Taiwan Normal University. Higher Education Sprout Project by the Ministry of Education (MOE) in Taiwan.
  • 2016.01-2016.12 CO-PI. The neural mechanisms underlying first language learner (L1) and second language learner (L2) in humor comprehension. Aim for the Top University Project of National Taiwan Normal University.
  • 2014.08-2017.07 CO-PI. 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-PI. A Neural Mechanism Study of Nonsense Humor and Content/Motivation- Oriented Humor: Using fMRI and MEG Investigation. NSC 103-2420-H-003-005-MY3
  • 2014.01-2015.12 CO-PI. 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.