Director & Staff
Dr. Yi-Yuan Tang is internationally known in the use of functional MRI (fMRI) to examine brain connectivity in cognitive task and found cultures shape math processing in the brain. Tang is the founder of Integrative Body-Mind Training (IBMT), a means for improving self-regulation and reducing or preventing various mental disorders.
Tang is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), the Associate Editor of Social Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience (SCAN). He has published more than 200 internationally/nationally peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Trends in Educational Neuroscience, Current Directions in Psychological Science, Social Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience, Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience, NeuroReport, Neuroscience Letters, Brain and Cognition, Brain Research, Progress in Brain Research, Child Development Perspectives, Stress and Health, Psychiatry Research, Neurocomputing, Neural Networks, Pattern Recognition Letters, Physica A, Human Brain Mapping and Neuroimage, etc.
His works have been commented on and reported by leading prestigious journals such as Nature, Science, Nature Review Neuroscience, Neuron, TICS and many media such as the Associate Press, Reuters, AFP, NBC, NPR, CNN, CBC, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Time, Oprah Magazine，Parade Magazine, Reader Digest, Prevention Magazine, New Scientists, CCTV, China Daily, etc.
Tang’s research applies the tools of neuroimaging, psychosocial and physiological measures (heart rate variability, skin conductance, etc.), as well as genetic analysis, and covers the topics in cultural neuroscience, cognitive, affective and social neuroscience, developmental neuroscience, body-mind medicine, prevention science, computational neuroscience, and neuroleadership.
Experimental Sciences Building, Room 151
Personal Website: www.yi-yuan.net
Kasey Rieken serves as section supervisor at the Texas Tech Neuroimaging Institute. In this role he provides a knowledge MRI technologist of 10 years.
Experimental Sciences Building, Room 018BF
Barbara Bowley serves as the unit coordinator at the Texas Tech Neuroimaging Institute. Barbara has been employed with the Texas Tech University System since 1999, and has served as unit coordinator for the TTUHSC Pharmacology & Neuroscience Department, senior administrative assistant to two vice provosts in the TTU Office of the Provost, and as an administrative assistant to the administrator at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Montford Unit. Barbara enjoys RV camping with her husband and their grandchildren in their Sandpiper Fifth Wheel.
Experimental Sciences Building, Room 018BE