Under review & in prep

Chen, P.-H. A., Kelley, W. M., Lopez, R. B., & Heatherton, T. F. (under review). Reducing reward reactivity and food desire through domain-specific training.

Chen, P.-H. A. & Heatherton, T. F. (in prep). Building self-regulatory ability through smartphone application.

Chen, P.-H. A. & Heatherton, T. F. (in prep). Awareness of the weight control goal modulates food-cue reactivity in chronic dieters.

Chen, P.-H. A. & Heatherton, T. F. (in prep). Mindfulness-mediation training effect on food-cue reactivity and daily eating urges.


Lopez, R.B., Chen, P.-H.A., Huckins, J. F., Hofmann, W., Kelley, W. M., & Heatherton, T. F. (2017). A balance of activity in brain reward and control systems predicts self-regulatory outcomes. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience 12(5), 832-838. PDF

Chen, P.-H.A., Chavez, R. S., & Heatherton, T.F. (2017). Structural connectivity between executive control and reward regions predicts body fat percentage in chronic dieters. Cognitive Neuroscience, 8(3), 162-166PDF


Chen, P.-H.A., Heatherton, T.F., & Freeman, J.B. (2015). Brain-as-predictor approach: An alternative way to explore acculturation processes. In J.E. Warnick & D. Landis (Eds.), Neuroscience in Intercultural contexts, pp. 143-170. New York: Springer. PDF

Chen, P.-H.A., Whalen, P.J., Freeman, J.B., Taylor, J.M., & Heatherton, T.F. (2015). Brain reward activity to masked in-group smiling faces predicts friendship development. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 6(4), 415-421. doi: 10.1177/1948550614566093. PDF

Chen, P.-H.A., Wagner, D.D., Kelley, W.M., & Heatherton, T.F. (2015). Activity in the cortical midline structures is modulated by self-construal changes during acculturation. Culture and Brain, 3(1)39-52. doi:10.1007/s40167-015-0026-z. PDF

2013 and before

Chen, P.-H.A., Wagner, D.D., Kelley, W.M., Powers, K.E., & Heatherton, T.F. (2013). Medial prefrontal cortex differentiates self from mother in Chinese:  Evidence from self-motivated immigrants. Culture and Brain, 1(1)3-15. doi: 10.1007/s40167-013-001-5. PDF

Kuo, C. Y., Tseng, H. H., Wu, Y.W., Cheng, M. F., Chen, P. H., Hsieh, S. C., & Liu, C. M. (2012). Chronic schizophrenia comorbid with neuropsychiatric system lupus erythematosus. Taiwanese Journal of Psychiatry, 26(1), 52-57. PDF