Li-Hung Chang



Address: Room 308, Education Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, National Yang Ming University, No 155, Sec 2, Linong St., Beitou District, Taipei City 112, Taiwan, R.O.C.



2014, Ph.D. in Cognitive Science, Brown University


Research Interests

My research interest aims to explore cognitive neuroscience in aging and cortical plasticity. More specifically, I intend to investigate how the aging brain learns and its underlying neural mechanism associated with brain plasticity via visual perceptual learning paradigm using brain imaging techniques.



Kang, D., Kim, D., Chang, L.-H., Kim, Y., Takahash, E., Cain, M.S., Watanabe, T., Sasaki, Y. (2018). Structural and Functional Connectivity Changes Beyond Visual Cortex in a Later Phase of Visual Perceptual Learning. Scientific Reports, (Accepted)

Shibata, K., Sasaki, Y., Bang J.W., Walsh, E., Machizwa, M.G., Masako, T., Chang, L.-H. & Watanabe, T. (2017) Overlearning hyper-stabilizes a skill by rapidly making neurochemical processing inhibitory-dominant. Nature Neuroscience, Jan;30

Chang, L.-H*., Yotsumoto, Y.*, Salat, D., Andersen, G. J., Watanabe, T., & Sasaki, Y (2015). Reduction in the retinotopic early visual cortex with normal aging and magnitude of perceptual learning. Neurobiology of Aging, Jan; 36(1); p315-322. (*Equal contributions)

Chang, L.-H., Shibata, K., Andersen, G. J., Sasaki, Y, & Watanabe, T. (2014). Age-related declines of stability in visual perceptual learning. Current Biology, 24(24):2926-9.

Yotsumoto, Y.*, Chang, L.-H.*, Ni, R., Pierce, R., Andersen, G. J., Watanabe, T., & Sasaki, Y. (2014) White matter in the older brain is more plastic than in the younger brain., Nature Communications, Nov; 5:5504. (*Equal contributions)

Yotsumoto Y., Watanabe, T., Chang, L.-H., & Sasaki, Y. (2013). Consolidated learning can be susceptible to gradually-developing interference in prolonged motor learning. Front. Comput Neurosci, May 28;7:69.

Shibata, K., Chang, L.-H., Kim, D., Nanez, J., Kamitani, Y., Watanabe, T., & Sasaki, Y. (2012). Decoding Reveals Plasticity in V3A as a Result of Motion Perceptual Learning. PLoS One, Aug; 7(8): e44003, Epub.

Choi, H., Chang, L.-H., Shibata, K., Sasaki, Y., & Watanabe, T. (2012). Resetting capacity limitations: Long-lasting elimination of attentional blink by training. Proc Natl Acad Sci (PNAS), Jul;109(30):12242-7.

Yotsumoto Y., Chang, L.-H., Watanabe, T., & Sasaki, Y. (2009). Interference and feature specificity in visual perceptual learning. Vision Research, Oct;49(21):2611-23.


Teaching Experience

Undergraduate Courses:

  • Psychology: From Cognitive Development to Cognitive Aging
  • Cognitive Enhancement for Seniors I
  • Cognitive Enhancement for Seniors II
  • Bioethics: Integrative Inquiry from Science and Philosophy on -Development, Health, and Aging
  • Integrative Inquiry from Science, Philosophy, and Medical Ethics: -Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Philosophy of Mind & Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Science & Life
  • Morality and Human Cognition
  • General Psychology

Graduate Courses:

  • Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging