• No. 250 Wu-Xing Street

    11031 Taipei

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Brain and Consciousness Research Center (BCRC) is unique to Taiwan in several respects: (i) It integrates cognitive neuroscience, experimental psychology, and the science of consciousness with the pedagogy, research, and clinical practice of the three hospitals that compose the TMU network including, but by no means limited to, the Departments of Neurology, Psychiatry, Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, and Anesthesiology. (ii) It integrates 1st person, subjective methodologies with 3rd person, inter-subjective techniques in order to understand what patients experience and how these conscious experiences are realized in virtue of the brain’s activity, both neural correlates and neural predispositions. (iii) It integrates psychometrics with a host of technologies that provide excellent temporal (e.g., EEG), spatial (e.g., MRI & fMRI), brain stimulation (e.g., TMS & tDCS), and biochemical (MRS & PET) data, in order to make substantive contributions to translational medicine. (iv) It collaborates with TMU’s several Colleges and hospitals, targeting issues in Translational Medicine, in order to expedite the discovery of new diagnostic tools and treatments. (v) In order to encompass all aspects of consciousness, including its relatedness to non-conscious mental states, the Institute integrates investigations into levels of consciousness (e.g., sleep, unresponsive wakefulness syndrome [UWS], mild traumatic brain injury [MTBI], and anesthesia) with investigations into the contents of consciousness (e.g., Major Depressive Disorder [MDD], Dementia, Schizophrenia, and Monothematic Delusions). And, (vi) it integrates scientific research on moral behavior, in both healthy subjects (e.g., religion)and patient populations (e.g., dementia), with philosophical research in ethics, thereby positioning us to contribute to the burgeoning field of neuroethics, a nascent field that applies what we are learning from neuroscience to improved understanding of free will, moral and legal culpability, religious conviction,human values, as well as conditions under which the capacity for selfhood is lost.

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Brain Medicine & Life Sciences
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Medicine & Life Sciences
Short-Term Memory Medicine & Life Sciences
Prefrontal Cortex Medicine & Life Sciences
Consciousness Medicine & Life Sciences
Bipolar Disorder Medicine & Life Sciences
Gyrus Cinguli Medicine & Life Sciences
Psychopathology Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2014 2019

An fMRI Study of Moral Judgment: The Modulating Effects of Emotion and Religious Belief

Lane, T. J., Chen, C. & Wu, C.

1/1/1612/31/16

Project: A - Government Institutionb - Ministry of Science and Technology

新聘教師研究補助

Tseng, P.

11/1/1510/31/16

Project: B - Project of TMUh - Other (Funded by TMU)

Research Output 1996 2019

Abnormal Functional Relationship of Sensorimotor Network With Neurotransmitter-Related Nuclei via Subcortical-Cortical Loops in Manic and Depressive Phases of Bipolar Disorder

Martino, M., Magioncalda, P., Conio, B., Capobianco, L., Russo, D., Adavastro, G., Tumati, S., Tan, Z., Lee, H-C., Lane, T. J., Amore, M., Inglese, M. & Northoff, G., May 31 2019, In : Schizophrenia Bulletin. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thalamus
Bipolar Disorder
Neurotransmitter Agents
Raphe Nuclei
Basal Ganglia

Altered frontal aslant tracts as a heritable neural basis of social communication deficits in autism spectrum disorder: A sibling study using tract-based automatic analysis

Lo, Y. C., Chen, Y. J., Hsu, Y. C., Chien, Y. L., Gau, S. S. F. & Tseng, W. Y. I., 2019, In : Autism Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Siblings
Anisotropy
Communication
Phenotype
Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging
2 Citations (Scopus)

Altered Global Signal Topography and Its Different Regional Localization in Motor Cortex and Hippocampus in Mania and Depression

Zhang, J., Magioncalda, P., Huang, Z., Tan, Z., Hu, X., Hu, Z., Conio, B., Amore, M., Inglese, M., Martino, M. & Northoff, G., Jun 18 2019, In : Schizophrenia Bulletin. 45, 4, p. 902-910 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Motor Cortex
Bipolar Disorder
Hippocampus
Depression
Episodic Memory