Chong Chen

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Name
Chong Chen
Affiliation
Yamaguchi University
Section
Division of Neuropsychiatry, Department of Neuroscience
Job title
Assistant Professor
Degree
Ph.D.(Hokkaido University)

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Apr 2018
 - 
Today
Assistant Professor, Division of Neuropsychiatry, Department of Neuroscience, Yamaguchi University Graduate School of Medicine
 
Apr 2016
 - 
Mar 2018
Research Scientist, Brain Science Institute, RIKEN
 

Education

 
Apr 2012
 - 
Mar 2016
Ph.D. Course (Medicine), Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University
 
Apr 2012
 - 
Mar 2016
Graduate Course: Developmental Brain Science, Research and Education Center for Brain Science, Hokkaido University
 

Awards & Honors

 
Mar 2017
10th Annual Scientific Meeting Travel Award, Hong Kong Society of Biological Psychiatry
 
Oct 2016
Korea-Japan Young Psychiatrists Oral Presentation Travel Award, Korean Society of the Biological Psychiatry
 
Mar 2016
Takakuwa Eimatsu Award, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine
 
Nov 2015
Hong Kong Society of Biological Psychiatry 9th Annual Scientific Meeting Travel Award, Hong Kong Society of Biological Psychiatry
 
Sep 2015
MPA Travel Award (Declined), Molecular Psychiatry Association
 
Jul 2015
Otsuka Scholarship, Otsuka Toshimi Scholarship Foundation
 

Published Papers

 
Chong Chen, Shin Nakagawa
Challenges      Nov 2018   [Refereed][Invited]
All awareness, thoughts, emotions, perceptions, memories, actions—everything that encompasses our human capacity and reality—are mediated through the biological interface of our brains. While the source of consciousness remains a fundamental elusi...
Okubo R, Chen C, Sekiguchi M, Hamazaki K, Matsuoka YJ.
Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids   131 14-23   Apr 2018   [Refereed]
Chong Chen, Shin Nakagawa, Yan An, Koki Ito, Yuji Kitaichi, Ichiro Kusumi
Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology   44 83-102   Jan 2017   [Refereed]
An Y, Chen C, Inoue T, Nakagawa S, Kitaichi Y, Wang C, Izumi T, Kusumi I.
Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry.   70 17-23   Oct 2016   [Refereed]
Chong Chen, Shin Nakagawa, Yuji Kitaichi, Yan An, Yuki Omiya, Ning Song, Minori Koga, Akiko Kato, Takeshi Inoue, Ichiro Kusumi
Psychoneuroendocrinology   69 1-9   Jul 2016   [Refereed]
Chong Chen
Hokkaido University      Mar 2016   [Refereed]
Nakai Y, Inoue T, Chen C, Toda H, Toyomaki A, Nakato Y, Nakagawa S, Kitaichi Y, Kameyama R, Wakatsuki Y, Kitagawa K, Tanabe H, Kusumi I
J Affect Disord.   187 203-210   Nov 2015   [Refereed]
Chen C, Omiya Y, Yang S
J Neurophysiol.   114(3) 1364-1366   Sep 2015   [Refereed]
Chen C, Takahashi T, Nakagawa S, Inoue T, Kusumi I
Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews   55(21) 247-267   Aug 2015   [Refereed]
Despite being considered primarily a mood disorder, major depressive disorder (MDD) is characterized by cognitive and decision making deficits. Recent research has employed computational models of reinforcement learning (RL) to address these defic...
Chen C
J Neurophysiol.   113(10) 3459-3461   Jun 2015   [Refereed]
Chong Chen, Taiki Takahashi, and Si Yang
Front Psychol.      Mar 2015   [Refereed]
Kitaichi Y, Inoue T, Nakagawa S, Omiya Y, Song N, An Y, Chen C, Kusumi I, Koyama T
Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry   54 216-222   Oct 2014   [Refereed]
Chen C, Omiya Y
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience      Oct 2014   [Refereed]
An Y, Inoue T, Kitaichi Y, Izumi T, Nakagawa S, Song N, Chen C, Li X, Kusumi I.
Japanese Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology   34(2) 57-58   2014   [Refereed]
An Y, Inoue T, Kitaichi Y, Izumi T, Nakagawa S, Song N, Chen C, Li XB, Koyama T, Kusumi I
European Journal of Pharmacology   720 192-197   Oct 2013   [Refereed]

Books etc

 
International Handbook of Forest Therapy
Chong Chen, Shin Nakagawa (Part:Contributor, Nature’s Pathways on Human Health)
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.   Oct 2019   
Reward prediction
Mochizuki Y, Chen C, Fukuda H, Nakahara H (Part:Joint Work)
Japanese Neuroscience Society Brain Dictionary   Mar 2018   
Computational Models of Brain and Behavior
Chen C, Takahashi T (Part:Contributor, Reward processing in depression: the computational approach)
John Wiley & Sons   Nov 2017   ISBN:9781119159063
Due to a lack of a solid neurobiological basis, current diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders, such as major depressive disorder or depression, is not very successful. The key to improve diagnosis and treatment rests on the discovery of...
Fitness Powered Brains: Optimize Your Productivity, Leadership, and Performance
Chong Chen
Brain & Life Publishing   Jun 2017   
Plato’s Insight: How Physical Exercise Boosts Mental Excellence
Chong Chen
Brain & Life Publishing   May 2017   

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Towards a Mechanistic Understanding of the Brain and Its (dys)Functions [Invited]
Chong Chen
Talk at the Faculty of Psychology Southwest University, China   Mar 2019   
Towards a Mechanistic Understanding and Treatment of Neuropsychiatric Diseases [Invited]
Chong Chen
Talk at the 3rd International Young Scholars Forum at School of Medicine Yangzhou University   Dec 2018   
The Computational Approach to Addiction Research [Invited]
Chong Chen
2018 HKCPsych International Mental Health Congress   Dec 2018   The Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists
Due to excessive reliance on subjective reports and evaluations and a lack of a solid neurobiological understanding, current diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders is not very successful. Recent effort has been devoted to the development...
How exercise exerts antidepressant-like effect while increasing glucocorticoid levels? The pivotal role of the corticosterone-GR-dopamine-D2R pathway in the medial prefrontal cortex [Invited]
Chong Chen
The 10th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Hong Kong Society of Biological Psychiatry "Brain and the Environment II"   Mar 2017   Hong Kong Society of Biological Psychiatry
The neurobiological basis of the antidepressant-like effect of exercise: the pivotal role of the corticosterone-GR-dopamine-D2R pathway in the medial prefrontal cortex [Invited]
Chong Chen
Korea-Japan Young Psychiatrists Oral Presentation, Annual Meeting of the Korean Society of the Biological Psychiatry   Oct 2016   Korean Society of the Biological Psychiatry
Exercise improves stress coping through a dopamine D2 receptor pathway in the medial prefrontal cortex [Invited]
Chong Chen
The 9th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Hong Kong Society of Biological Psychiatry "Brain and the Environment"   Nov 2015   Hong Kong Society of Biological Psychiatry
How exercise improves stress coping despite increasing corticosterone: by upregulating dopamine in the medial prefrontal cortex?
Chen C, Nakagawa S, Kitaichi Y, An Y, Omiya Y, Song N, Koga M, Inoue T, Kusumi I
6th International Regional (Asia) International Stress and Behavior Society Neuroscience Conference "Stress and Behavior"   Jun 2015   International Stress and Behavior Society
Exercise improves stress coping despite increasing circadian peak of corticosterone: a microdialysis study
Chen C, Nakagawa S, Kitaichi Y, Omiya Y, An Y, Song N, Inoue T, Kusumi I
36th meeting of Japanese Society of Biological Psychiatry   Sep 2014   Japanese Society of Biological Psychiatry

Research Grants & Projects

 
The development of differential diagnosis method of depressive states by near-infrared spectroscopy using decision making paradigm
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: KAKENHI(Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists)
Project Year: Apr 2019 - Mar 2022    Investigator(s): Chong Chen
Development of biomarkers for predicting drug treatment reactivity of depression by the experimental paradigm of decision-making
Kanae Foundation for the Promotion of Medical Science: Research Fund
Project Year: Apr 2019 - Mar 2020    Investigator(s): Chong Chen
Behavioral and pharmacological study of exercise therapy in buffering stress
Hokkaido University Clark Memorial Foundation: Research Grant for Doctoral Course Students
Project Year: Apr 2014 - Mar 2015    Investigator(s): Chong Chen