Personal profile


  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO). Ph.D. 1991-1992 &1995-1996. Areas of Study: Philosophy/Neuroscience/Psychology (Work toward 2nd Ph.D. unfinished.)
  • University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA). Ph. D. August ’74 to August ’87. Areas of Study: Philosophy and Psychological Anthropology. (Work toward Ph.D. interrupted by several years of employment.)
  • Indiana University (Bloomington, IN), BA. August ’71 to December ’73. Area of Study: Pre-Med. (Completed in five semesters.)
  • St. Louis University High School (St. Louis), 1967-1971


  • Joint Appointment: Professor in the Graduate Institute of Neuroscience and Principal Investigator for the Research Center for Mind, Brain and Learning, at National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan (Assistant, Associate and Full Professor, National Chengchi University—1984-2012).
  • Associate Dean, College of Science, National Chengchi University, 2012-2015. (Offer declined.)
  • Adjunct Professor: Department of Philosophy, National Chung Cheng University (Chiayi, Taiwan), 2008-2012.
  • Chief, Office of Academic Evaluation, National Chengchi University, 2006-2008
  • Adjunct Professor: Department of Philosophy, National Chengchi University, 1992-2008.
  • Instructor, Washington University in St. Louis, 1995-1996.
  • Instructor, University of Pittsburgh, 1986-1987.
  • Visiting Research Associate, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, 1981-1984
  • Instructor, University of Maryland, 1980
  • Instructor, Duquesne University, 1979
  • Teaching and Research Fellow, University of Pittsburgh, 1974-1978


  • Taipei Medical University, Philosophy of Mind-Chaired Professorship, February 1, 2012~Present.
  • Major External Research Grant Award, Taipei Medical University, 2016.
  • Wayne G. Basler Chair of Excellence for the Integration of the Arts, Rhetoric, and Science, Eastern Tennessee State University, 2014-2015.
  • Major External Research Grant Award, Taipei Medical University, 2014.
  • Distinguished Research Professorship, Institute of Neuroscience, National Chengchi University, 2012-2015. (Offer declined.)
  • National Science Council Special Achievement Award, 2012-2013.
  • Excellence in Research Award, National Chengchi University, 2012. (The highest award for research bestowed by National Chengchi University.).
  • National Science Council Outstanding Research Award, 2012. (Taiwan National Science Council/Ministry of Science and Technology, highest award for achievement in research.).
  • National Science Council Special Achievement Award, 2011-2012 (100-3114-C-004-001-ES)
  • Outstanding Research Award, National Chengchi University, 2010-2011
  • Scholarly Research Internationalization Award, National Chengchi University, 2007.
  • Innovative Course Design Award, Ministry of Education, 2006.
  • Outstanding Pedagogy Award, National Chengchi University, 2002-2003.
  • Pacific-Cultural Foundation Fellow, 1984-1985.
  • National Institute of Mental Health Fellow, 1982-1984.
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow, 1981-1982.
  • National Defense Education Act Fellow, 1976-1978.
  • Joseph and Frances Morgan-Swain Fellow, 1971-1973.
  • National Honor Society, 1967-1971 (Anna F. Backer Chapter)

Research Interests

  • Science and philosophy of consciousness
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Neuroethics
  • Cognitive Neuroscience



Primary Secondary Appointments

  • Taipei Medical University: Philosophy of Mind Chaired Professorship (August 1, 2012~);
  • Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (August 1, 2014~);
  • Director, Brain and Consciousness Research Center (March 1, 2015~);
  • Advisor, Office of Research, Shuang Ho Hospital (August 1, 2015~). 

Secondary Appointments

  • Consciousness and Cognition, Associate Editor.
  • Academia Sinica: Research Fellow, Institute of European and American Studies. January 1, 2013~

 Representative Publications

  • 2018 The neurophysiological basis of the discrepancy between objective and subjective sleep during sleep onset period: an EEG-fMRI study. Sleep zsy056, (Corresponding author)
  • 2018 (March) Measuring Consciousness. Scientific American (Taiwan Edition) 193, 38-42.
  • 2018 (January 13) Too fast or too slow? Time and neuronal variability in bipolar disorder—A combined theoretical and empirical investigation. Schizophrenia Bulletin 44(1):54-64. doi:
  • 2017 (April 2) Philosophy and Psychiatry: Problems, intersections, and new perspectives.  Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 16(4).
  • 2017 Timing disownership experiences in the rubber hand illusion. Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2(1) 1-14. ( DOI: 10.1186/s41235-016-0041-4
  • 2017 (January 5) Attention and memory-driven effects in action studies.  Behavioral and Brain Sciences, pp. 48-49. doi:10.1017/S0140525X15000965, e229
  • 2016 (July) The trajectory of self. Cell: Trends in cognitive sciences. 20, 7, 481-482.
  • 2016 Rationality: Constraints and Contexts. London: Academic Press.
  • 2016 Resting state glutamate predicts pre-stimulus alpha increase
  • during self-relatedness—A combined EEG-MRS study on
  • rest-self overlap. Social Neuroscience 11, 3, 249-263
  • 2015 Self, belonging, and conscious experience: A critique of subjectivity theories of consciousness.  In R. Gennaro, Ed. Disturbed Consciousness: New Essays on Psychopathology and Theories of Consciousness.  Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. pp. 103-140.   
  • 2012 Toward an Explanatory Framework for Mental Ownership. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 11(2): 251-286.
  • 2011 Self-Consciousness and Immunity. The Journal of Philosophy 108, 2: 78-99. 

Recent Major Grants

  • PI—Ministry of Science and Technology Research Grant, 2014~2017.  Title: “An fMRI Study of Moral Judgment:  The modulating effects of emotion and religious belief.” Grant Number: MOST 104-2420-H-038-001-MY3.  Amount: 122,806 (USD). 
  • PI—Ministry of Science and Technology Research Grant, 2016-2019. Title: “A Multi-Modal Investigation of Self-Consciousness in Major Depressive Disorder.” Grant Number: MOST 105-2632-H-038-001-MY3.  Amount: 218,935 (USD).  PI—Ministry of Science and Technology Research Grant, 2017-2020. Title:  “Predicting Therapeutic Effects of Zolpidem in Disorders of Consciousness Patients.” Grant Number: 106-2410-H-038-003-MY3. Amount: 150,000 (USD) 

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Projects 2013 2018

Research Output 2008 2018

  • 72 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
  • 23 Article
  • 4 Chapter
  • 1 Book
  • 1 Foreword/postscript

The Neurophysiological Basis of the Discrepancy between Objective and Subjective Sleep during the Sleep Onset Period: an EEG-fMRI study

Hsiao, F-C., Tsai, P. J., Lane, T. J., Wu, C-W., Lee, H. C., Chen, L. C., Lee, W-K., Lu, L-H., Wu, Y-Z. & Yang, C. M. Mar 24 2018 In : Sleep.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Sleep Stages
Intrinsic Sleep Disorders
1 Citations

Too Fast or Too Slow? Time and Neuronal Variability in Bipolar Disorder - A Combined Theoretical and Empirical Investigation

Northoff, G., Magioncalda, P., Martino, M., Lee, H. C., Tseng, Y. C. & Lane, T. Jan 1 2018 In : Schizophrenia Bulletin. 44, 1, p. 54-64 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bipolar Disorder
Time Perception
Major Depressive Disorder

Vascular-metabolic and GABAergic Inhibitory Correlates of Neural Variability Modulation. A Combined fMRI and PET Study

Qin, P., Duncan, N. W., Chen, D. Y-T., Chen, C-J., Huang, L-K., Huang, Z., Lin, C-Y. E., Wiebking, C., Yang, C-M., Northoff, G. & Lane, T. Mar 10 2018 In : Neuroscience.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Blood Vessels
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Occipital Lobe

Abnormal Resting-State Connectivity in a Substantia Nigra-Related Striato-Thalamo-Cortical Network in a Large Sample of First-Episode Drug-Naïve Patients With Schizophrenia

Martino, M., Magioncalda, P., Yu, H., Li, X., Wang, Q., Meng, Y., Deng, W., Li, Y., Li, M., Ma, X., Lane, T., Duncan, N. W., Northoff, G. & Li, T. Jun 10 2017 In : Schizophrenia Bulletin.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Substantia Nigra
Pharmaceutical Preparations

Cerebral blood flow autoregulation is impaired in schizophrenia: A pilot study

Ku, H. L., Wang, J. K., Lee, H-C., Lane, T. J., Liu, I-C., Chen, Y. C., Lee, Y. T., Lin, I. C., Lin, C. P., Hu, C-J. & Chi, N-F. Oct 2017 In : Schizophrenia Research. 188, p. 63-67

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cerebrovascular Circulation
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Blood Pressure

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