Taiwan Mind & Brain Imaging Center To promote the interdisciplinary research that encompasses the humanities, the social sciences, and the neurosciences, the Department of Humanities and Social Science at National Science Council (NSC), now called Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), supported the “MRI and MEG Installation and Service Plan”, and established the “Brain Research Initiative Net for Mind Science”. National Cheng-Chi University (NCCU), with its faculty expertise in the humanities and the social sciences, and National Yang-Ming University (NYMU), with its faculty expertise in the neurosciences, collaborated on this project. “Taiwan Mind & Brain Imaging Center” (TMBIC) was served as one of the Instrument Centers of NSC from Aug. 1, 2012. The training programs include several courses to discuss and share the neuroscience knowledge and fMRI techniques, and the research suggestions and consultations on the topics of humanities and social science domains. This project aims to make this valuable facility available to all the local researchers who apply these technologies to their studies in the humanities and the social sciences. TMBIC aims to promote the mind sciences in Taiwan, to the degree that its research results will achieve global recognition.
Eye Movement and Reading Laboratory In the lab, the research focuses on the issues of eye moveme control and lexical processing in reading Chinese. At the visual, lexical, and contextual levels, the reading processes are investigated to reveal the time course of foveal and parafoveal processing of words, Chinese word parsing in sentence, sentential context and ambiguous word resolution, and visual-auditory word integration. In addition, we also study individual differences of reading Chinese, including developmental difference of eye movements in reading and learning Chinese as the second language.