Currently I am focusing on two main research areas: Numerical cognition and Schizophrenia-related stigma.

I have a general interest in numerical cognition. This is partily because of my frustrated experience of learning math in the primary school. I want to find out what kind of factors may determine the learning outcome of math (although I already know a grumpy teacher will definitely lead to a negative result) and I want to understand the neural basis of numerical cognition. Specifically, I am interested in understanding the subitizing ability and how it plays a fundamental role in the development of numerical cognition.

The research interest of reducing schizophrenia-related stigma emerges from my internship in a general hospital. Through conversation with many mental illness patients, I get to know how hard their life could be. I decide to contribute my effort to make their life easier. In the past five years, I am actively involved in the research and advocacy of reducing the stigma that related to schizophrenia.



陈建 等,《精神分裂症:你和你的家人需要知道的》,重庆大学出版社,2018。ISBN: 9787568909167.[译著] Chen J., et al., Surviving Schizophrenia: A Family Manual, Sixth Edition, Chongqing University Press, Book Translation, 2018. ISBN: 9787568909167


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Chen J., Yuan J.,􏰙􏰚􏰛􏰜􏰝􏰞􏰟􏰠􏰡􏰢􏰣􏰜􏰞􏰝􏰠􏰤􏰥􏰣􏰚􏰝􏰜􏰦􏰟􏰠􏰡􏰤􏰚􏰛􏰣􏰧􏰠􏰨􏰛􏰩􏰟􏰝􏰣􏰜􏰜􏰝 Li XY., Sun CA. (2020). A change of diagnostic name of schizophrenia can improve public’s perception and attitude toward it. Submitted 􏰨􏰫􏰬􏰭􏰣􏰚􏰮􏰤􏰨􏰟􏰩􏰚􏰟􏰨􏰥􏰣􏰠􏰝􏰜􏰝􏰢􏰜􏰥􏰥􏰣􏰥􏰫􏰢􏰟
Chen Q., Chen J., Yuan J. (2020). Both typical visual-field location and real-world size facilitate access to awareness for everyday objects. Co-first author. In revision

Qin D., Chen J., Wang RM., Yuan J. (2020). Relationship between Semantic Satiation effect and foreign language ability in Chinese-English bilinguals. Co-first author. In revision.

Chen J., Reeve R., Forte J. (2020). Manipulation of attention using a Posner Cueing Paradigm affects subitizing speed. In revision.

Chen J. (2020). Does subitizing require attention? A systematic review and meta-analysis. In revision Preprint


陈建, 蒋健昌, 袁杰. (2019). 精神分裂症中文诊断名再议. 四川精神卫生.32(6), 548–551. / Chen. J., Jiang J., Yuan J. (2019). A retrospective review of Chinese translated name of schizophrenia. Sichuan Mental Health. 32(6), 548–551.

Yuan, J., Hu, X., Chen, J., Bodenhausen, G. V, & Fu, S. (2019). One of us? how facial and symbolic cues to own- versus other-race membership influence access to perceptual awareness. Cognition, 184, 19–27.

Chen, J., Yuan, J. (2016). The neural causes of congenital amusia. Journal of Neuroscience, 36(30), 7803–7804.

陈建, 袁杰, 汪海玲, 王妍, 傅世敏. (2013). C1调制效应的理论评述及影响因素. 心理科学进展, 21(3), 407-417.


Association for Interdisciplinary Meta-research & Open Science (AIMOS) Conference. Melbourne, Australia. 2019.

Australasian Mathematical Psychology Conference. Melbourne, Australia. 2019.

Chen J., Fu S. Attentional modulation on the long-distance, pattern-dependent contextual effect, APCV, Singapore, 2015. [Talk]

Yuan, J., Guo, S., Chen, J., Yang, X., Meng, M., & Fu, S. (2013, September). ERP correlates of graded and categorical face perception. In PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY (Vol. 50, pp. S54-S54). 111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, NJ USA: WILEY-BLACKWELL.

Chen J., Fu S. Orientation-dependent figure-ground segregation in human primary visual cortex, The Sixteenth Chinese National Conference on Psychology, Nanjing, China, 2013. [Poster]

Peng D., Chen J., Wei H. The ERP detection of mental arithmetic strategies, Advanced Materials Research, 2011, V301-303: 834-839.