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Wei Gaoxia
Associate Professor
Tel:  86-10-64850898
Mailing Address:  16 Lincui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China
Email:  weigx@psych.ac.cn
Website:  http://lfcd.psych.ac.cn/

I am an associate professor at the Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences since 2009. I worked as a postdoc researcher at IPCAS (2006-2009) after I got my PhD in Sports Psychology at Beijing Sports University (2002-2005) and M.S degree in Sports Psychology at Xi'An Institute of Physical Education (1998-2001). From 2001 to 2009, I also had joined the teaching faculty of sports psychology at Ningbo University. My interest is on motor behavior and brain health (including physical exercise and motor training). I joined LFCD in Feb, 2012 to explore the effect of motor behavior on brain plasticity.

Research Interests:
Physical exercise and brain development/ageing across lifespan; the application of mind-body practice in mental health promotion; sports training and brain plasticity
Community service:
Selected Publications:

Parco M. Siu., Angus P. Yu.,…Gao X. Wei, Michael R. Irwin. (2020). Effects of Tai Chi or exercise on sleep in insomniac older adults: A three-arm randomized controlled trial. JAMA Open. [SCI, IF = 5.032, Ranking in Medicine, General & Internal, Q1].

Wei G, Ge L, Chen LZ, Cao B, Zhang X. (2020). Structural abnormalities of cingulate cortex in patients with first-episode drug-na?ve schizophrenia comorbid with depressive symptoms. Human Brain Mapping, 9 [第一作者,SCI, IF = 4.938, Ranking in Neuroimaging, Q1].

Wei, G., Yang, L., Imm, K., Loprinzi, P.D., Smith, L., Zhang, X., Yu, Q. (2020). Effects of Mind-body Exercise on Schizophrenia: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis. Frontiers in Psychiatry. [第一作者,SCI, IF = 2.849, Ranking in Psychiatry, Q2].

Wei, G*., Si, R.; Li, Y., Yao, Y., Chen, L., Zhang, S., Huang, T., Zou, L., Li, C., Perrey, S.(2020). “No Pain No Gain”: Evidence from a Parcel-Wise Brain Morphometry Study on the Volitional Quality of Elite Athletes. Brain Sci,10, 459. [第一作者,SCI, IF = 3.332, Ranking in Neurosciences, Q2].

Xia L., Liu L., Hong X., Wang D., Wei G… Zhang X. (2020). One-day tropisetron treatment improves cognitive deficits and P50 inhibition deficits in schizophrenia. NEUROPSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, 7. [SCI, IF = 6.751, Ranking in Neurosciences, Q1].

Crawford L., Li H*, Zou L, Wei G.X., Loprinzi P*. (2020). Hypothesized Mechanisms Through Which Exercise May Attenuate Memory Interference. Medicina, 56, 129; doi:10.3390/medicina56030129. [SCI, IF = 1.467, Ranking in Medicine, General & internal, Q3 ].

Chen LZ, Yuan X, Zhang Y, Zhang S, Zou L, Yang L, Chang YK, Xia Q, Wang Y, Wei G. X.*. (2020). Brain Functional Specialization is enhanced among Tai Chi Chuan Practitioners. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation [通讯作者,SCI, IF = 2.697 ; Ranking in REHABILITATION, Q1].

Zhang, S., Zou, L., Chen, L. Z., Yao, Y., Loprinzi, P. D., Siu, P. M., & Wei, G. X.* (2019). The Effect of Tai Chi Chuan on Negative Emotions in Non-Clinical Populations: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 16(17). doi:10.3390/ijerph16173033 [通讯作者,SCI, IF = 3.633; Ranking in GERIATRICS & GERONTOLOGY, Q1].

Li, L., Zhang, S., Cui, J., Chen, L.-Z., Wang, X., Fan, M., & Wei, G.X.* (2019). Fitness-Dependent Effect of Acute Aerobic Exercise on Executive Function. Frontiers in Physiology, 10(902). doi:10.3389/fphys.2019.00902 [通讯作者,SCI, IF = 3.201; Ranking in PHYSIOLOGY, Q1].

Chang, Y. K., Chen, F. T., Kuan, G., Wei, G.X., Chu, C. H., Yan, J., Chen, A. G., & Hung, T. M. (2019). Effects of Acute Exercise Duration on the Inhibition Aspect of Executive Function in Late Middle-Aged Adults. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 11(227). doi:10.3389/fnagi.2019.00227 [SCI, IF = 3.633 ; Ranking in GERIATRICS & GERONTOLOGY, Q1].

Zou, L., Yeung, A., Li, C., Wei, G.X., Chen, K. W., Kinser, P. A., Chan, J. S. M., & Ren, Z. (2018). Effects of Meditative Movements on Major Depressive Disorder: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 7(8), 195 [SCI, IF = 5.583; Ranking in MEDICINE, Q1,被引14].

Zou, L., Sasaki, J. E., Wei, G.X., Huang, T., Yeung, A. S., Neto, O. B., Chen, K. W., & Hui, S. S.-c. (2018). Effects of Mind–Body Exercises (Tai Chi/Yoga) on Heart Rate Variability Parameters and Perceived Stress: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 7(11), 404 [SCI, IF = 5.583; Ranking in MEDICINE, Q1,被引22].

Yu, A. P., Tam, B. T., Lai, C. W., Yu, D. S., Woo, J., Chung, K. F., Hui, S. S., Liu, J. Y., Wei, G. X., & Siu, P. M. (2018). Revealing the Neural Mechanisms Underlying the Beneficial Effects of Tai Chi: A Neuroimaging Perspective. Am J Chin Med, 46(2), 231-259. doi:10.1142/S0192415X18500131 [SCI, IF = 3.120; Ranking in INTEGRATIVE & COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE, Q1,被引6].

Wei, G.X.*, Si, G., & Tang, Y.Y. (2017). Editorial: Brain-Mind-Body Practice and Health. Frontiers in Psychology, 8(1886). doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01886 [第一作者兼通讯作者,SSCI, IF = 2.8; Ranking in PSYCHOLOGY, MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES: 29/129, Q1,被引1].

Wei, G.X.*, Gong, Z.Q., Yang, Z., & Zuo, X.N. (2017). Mind-Body Practice Changes Fractional Amplitude of Low Frequency Fluctuations in Intrinsic Control Networks. Frontiers in Psychology, 8(1049). doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01049 [第一作者兼通讯作者,SSCI, IF = 2.8; Ranking in PSYCHOLOGY, MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES: 29/129, Q1,被引6].

Ma, X., Yue, Z.Q., Gong, Z.Q., Zhang, H., Duan, N.Y., Shi, Y.T., Wei, G.X.*, & Li, Y.F. (2017). The Effect of Diaphragmatic Breathing on Attention, Negative Affect and Stress in Healthy Adults. Frontiers in Psychology, 8(874). doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00874 [并列通讯作者,SCI, IF = 3.201; Ranking in PHYSIOLOGY, Q1].

Zhang, Y., Zhao, L., Bi, W., Wang, Y., Wei, G.X.*, Evans, A., & Jiang, T. (2016). Effects of Long-term Diving Training on Cortical Gyrification. Sci Rep, 6, 28243. doi:10.1038/srep28243 [通讯作者,SCI, IF = 5.2; in MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES 7/63, Q1,被引3].

Wei, G. X., Li, Y. F., Yue, X. L., Ma, X., Chang, Y. K., Yi, L. Y., Li, J. C., & Zuo, X. N. (2016). Tai Chi Chuan modulates heart rate variability during abdominal breathing in elderly adults. Psych J, 5(1), 69-77. doi:10.1002/pchj.105 [第一作者兼通讯作者,SSCI,被引5].

Jiang, L., Xu, T., He, Y., Hou, X. H., Wang, J., Cao, X. Y., Wei, G. X., Yang, Z., He, Y., & Zuo, X. N. (2015). Toward neurobiological characterization of functional homogeneity in the human cortex: regional variation, morphological association and functional covariance network organization. Brain Struct Funct, 220(5), 2485-2507. doi:10.1007/s00429-014-0795-8 [合作,SCI, IF = 7.8; Ranking in ANATOMY & MOPHOLOGY: 1/21, Q1,被引53].

Chu, C. H., Alderman, B. L., Wei, G.X., & Chang, Y.K. (2015). Effects of acute aerobic exercise on motor response inhibition: An ERP study using the stop-signal task. Journal of Sport and Health Science, 4(1), 73-81. doi:10.1016/j.jshs.2014.12.002 [三作,SSCI, IF=1.68, Ranking in Hospital, leisure, sport and tourism: 15/44, Q2,被引16].

Chang, Y. K., Chu, C. H., Wang, C. C., Song, T. F., & Wei, G. X. (2015). Effect of acute exercise and cardiovascular fitness on cognitive function: an event-related cortical desynchronization study. Psychophysiology, 52(3), 342-351. doi:10.1111/psyp.12364 [合作,SSCI, IF=3.07; Ranking in Neuroscience: 105/256, Q2,被引32].

Wei, G. X., Dong, H. M., Yang, Z., Luo, J., & Zuo, X. N. (2014). Tai Chi Chuan optimizes the functional organization of the intrinsic human brain architecture in older adults. Front Aging Neurosci, 6, 74. doi:10.3389/fnagi.2014.00074 [第一作者,SCI, IF = 4.34; Ranking in NEUROSCIENCES: 60/256, Q1,被引32].

Li, L., Men, W. W., Chang, Y. K., Fan, M. X., Ji, L., & Wei, G. X.* (2014). Acute aerobic exercise increases cortical activity during working memory: a functional MRI study in female college students. PLoS One, 9(6), e99222. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0099222 [并列通讯作者,SCI, IF = 4.092; Ranking in MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES: 7/56, Q1,被引82].

Zhang, Y., Wei, G.X.*, Zhuo, J., Li, Y., Ye, W., & Jiang, T. (2013). Regional inflation of the thalamus and globus pallidus in diving players. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 45(6), 1077-1082. doi:10.1249/MSS.0b013e31827f4370 [通讯作者,SCI, IF = 4.43; Ranking in SPORT SCIENCES: 4/84, Q1,被引8].

Wei, G. X., Xu, T., Fan, F. M., Dong, H. M., Jiang, L. L., Li, H. J., Yang, Z., Luo, J., & Zuo, X. N. (2013). Can Taichi reshape the brain? A brain morphometry study. PLoS One, 8(4), e61038. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0061038 [第一作者,SCI, IF = 4.092; Ranking in MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES: 7/56, Q1,被引53].

Wei, G.X., Zhang, Y., Jiang, T., & Luo, J. (2011). Increased cortical thickness in sports experts: a comparison of diving players with the controls. PLoS One, 6(2), e17112. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0017112 [第一作者,SCI, IF = 4.092; Ranking in MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES: 7/56, Q1,被引41].

Ren, J., Huang, Z., Luo, J., Wei, G.X., Ying, X., Ding, Z., Wu, Y., & Luo, F. (2011). Meditation promotes insightful problem-solving by keeping people in a mindful and alert conscious state. Sci China Life Sci, 54(10), 961-965. doi:10.1007/s11427-011-4233-3 [合作,SCI, IF = 1.345,被引18].

Wei, G.X., & Luo, J. (2010). Sport expert's motor imagery: functional imaging of professional motor skills and simple motor skills. Brain Res, 1341, 52-62. doi:10.1016/j.brainres.2009.08.014 [第一作者,SCI, IF = 2.728; Ranking in NEUROSCIENCES: 126/252,被引69].

Wu, L., Knoblich, G., Wei, G., & Luo, J. (2009). How perceptual processes help to generate new meaning: an EEG study of chunk decomposition in Chinese characters. Brain Res, 1296, 104-112. doi:10.1016/j.brainres.2009.08.023 [二作,SCI, IF = 2.728; Ranking in NEUROSCIENCES: 126/252,被引19].

Wei, G.X., Luo, J., & Li, Y. (2009). Brain structure in diving players on MR imaging studied with voxel-based morphometry. Progress in Natural Science, 19(10), 1397-1402. doi:10.1016/j.pnsc.2008.12.009 [第一作者,SCI, IF = 1.099; Ranking in MATERIALS SCIENCE, MULTIDISCIPLINARY: 146/241,被引22].

Research Grant (PI) provided by National Natural Science Foundation of China. Title: “The longitudinal brain imaging study on the effect of aerobic exercise on negative affect”. 2016-2020.
Research Grant (PI) provided by National Natural Science Foundation of China. Title: “The brain mechanism underlying the effect of Tai Chi Chuan on executive function in the elderly”. 2012-2015.
Research Grant (CO-PI) provided by National Natural Science Foundation of China. Title: “The effect of stress on cognition and emotion in adolescent: BDNF mechanism and the intervention”. 2012-2014.
Research Grant (CO-PI) provided by Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Commission. Title: “Techniques and intervention skills on stress management and emotion health promotion”. 2015-2018
Research Grant (PI) provided by Young Talent Grants. Title: “The dynamic neural mechanism underlying the effect of Tai Chi Chuan intervention on mental health”, 2011-2013.
Research Grant (PI) provided by Open Research from Key Laboratory of Mental Health, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Title: “The behavioral and brain mechanism of the effect of Tai Chi Chuan on mental health”, 2011-2014.
Research Grant (PI) provided by China Postdoctoral Science Foundation. Title: “sport expert's cerebral plasticity”, 2009-2010.