Neural processes of cognitive and affective control
Our research focuses on combining psychophysics, neural imaging, and computation to understand how brain works at the systems level. In particular, we are interested in the neural processes of cognitive and affective control and how deficits in these processes may contribute to the pathogenesis of substance use disorders and other psychiatric and neurological conditions. Our research also examines the neurochemical basis of cognition. We employ pharmacological manipulation and resting state as well innovative task-based brain imaging to examine catecholaminergic and cholinergic circuit dysfunction in neuropsychiatric illnesses. We collaborate widely with investigators in basic and clinical neuroscience on and off campus. This research program contributes directly to the scientific mission of the Wu Tsai Institute.
Chiang-Shan Li received his MD degree from the National Taiwan University in 1989 and PhD from California Institute of Technology in 1996. He has been on the faculty of Yale Psychiatry and Neuroscience since 2003. He is married to Dr. Herta Chao, Professor of Internal Medicine at Yale, and they have two children.