CHEN Lab Publications

Under Review/In Revision

Chen, K.-H.*, Verstaen, A.*, Brown, C. L., Lwi, S. J., Casey, J. J., Otero, M. C., Connelly, D. E., Ferrer, E., Rosen, H., Sturm, V., Miller, B., & Levenson, R. W. (invited revise and resubmit). Interpersonal physiological linkage between people with behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and their informal caregivers. Psychophysiology. *Co-first author. 

Lai, J., Otero, M. C., Chen, K.-H., Wells J. L., Levenson, R. W., & Fredrickson, B. L. (under review) Positivity resonance and its association with synchronous nonverbal affiliative behaviors and perceived lovingness in long-term married couples. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships

Technology, Emotion, & Health

Levenson, R. W., Chen, K.-H., Levan, D. T., Chen, Y., Newton, S. L., Paul, D., Yee, C. I, Brown, C. L., Merrilees, J., Moss, D., Wang, G. (2023). Evaluating in-home assistive technology for dementia caregivers. Clinical Gerontologist, 1-12. [PubMed]

Chen, K.-H.*, Casey, J. J.*, Connelly, D., E., Merrilees, J., Yang, C.-M., & Levenson, R. W. (2022). Lower activity linkage between caregivers and persons with neurodegenerative disease is associated with greater caregiver anxiety. Psychophysiology, e14040. *Co-first author. [PubMed]

Emotion & Social Connectedness, & Health

Chen, K.-H., Merrilees, J., Brown, C. L., Yee, C. I., Sapozhnikova, A., Wells, J., Ferrer, E., Pressman, P., Fredrickson, B. L., & Levenson, R. W. (accepted). Interpersonal linkage in positive and negative emotional behaviors, emotional well-being, and physical functioning in dementia caregivers. Clinical Psychological Science. [PDF]

Wells J. L., Haase, C. M., Rothwell, E. S., Otero, M. C., Brown, C. L., Lai, J. Chen, K.-H., Connelly, D. E., Levenson, R. W., & Fredrickson, B. L. (2022). Positivity resonance in long-term married couples: Multimodal characteristics and consequences for health and longevity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 123, 983-1003. [PubMed]

Chen, K.-H., Brown, C., Wells, J., Rothwell, E. S., Otero, M., Levenson, R. W., & Fredrickson, B. L. (2021). Physiological linkage during shared positive and shared negative emotion. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 121, 1029-1056. [PubMed]

Brown, C. L. Chen, K.-H., Otero, M. C., Wells, J. L., Connelly, D. E., Levenson, R. W., & Fredrickson, B. L. (2021). Shared emotions in shared lives: Moments of co-experienced affect, more than individually experienced affect, linked to relationship quality. Emotion, 22, 1387–1393. [PubMed]

Otero, M. C., Wells, J., L., Chen, K.-H., Brown, C.L., Levenson, R. W., & Fredrickson, B. L. (2019). Behavioral indices of positivity resonance associated with long-term marital satisfaction. Emotion. 20, 1225–1233. [PubMed]

Pressman, P. S., Ross, E. D., Cohen, K. B., Chen, K.-H., Miller, B. L., Hunter, L. E., Gorno-Tempini, M. L., Levenson, R. W. (2019). Interpersonal prosodic correlation in frontotemporal dementia. Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, 6: 1352–1357. [PubMed]

Pressman, P. S., Shdo, S, Simpson, M., Chen, K.-H., Mielke, C., Miller, B.L., Rankin, K. P., & Levenson, R. W. (2018). Neuroanatomy of shared conversational laughter in neurodegenerative disease. Frontiers in Neurology, 9, 464. [PubMed]


Pressman, P. S., Chen, K.-H., Casey, J. J., Sillau, S. Chial, H., Filley, C. Miller, B. L., & Levenson, R. W. (in press). Incongruences between facial expression and self-reported emotional reactivity in frontotemporal dementia and related disorders. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. [PubMed]

Chen, K.-H., Hua, A, Y., Toller, G., Lwi, S. J., Otero, M., Haase, C., Rankin, K., Rosen, H., Miller, B, Levenson, R. W. (2022). Diminished preparatory physiological responses in frontotemporal lobar degeneration syndromes. Brain Communications, 4, fcac075. [PubMed]

Chen, K.-H.*, Hua, A.*, Lwi, S., Haase, C., Rosen, H. J., Miller, B, & Levenson, R. W. (2021). Smaller volume in left-lateralized brain structures correlates with greater experience of negative non-target emotions in neurodegenerative diseases. Cerebral Cortex, 31, 15-31. *Co-first author. [PubMed]

Hua, A. Y., Chen, K.-H., Brown, C. L., Lwi, S. J., Casey, J. J., Rosen, H. J., Miller, B. L., Levenson, R. W. (2019). Sadness reactivity in frontotemporal dementia: Diagnostic differences & neural substrates. Social Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience, 14, 1453–1465. 

Chen, K.-H., Lwi, S. J., Hua, A. Y., Haase, C. M., Miller, L. B, & Levenson, R. W. (2017). Increased subjective experience of non-target emotions in patients with frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Current Opinion in Behavioral Science, 15, 77-84. [PubMed]

Belfi, A., Chen, K.-H., Schneider, B., Tranel, D. (2016). Neurological damage disrupts normal sex differences in psychophysiological responsiveness to music. Psychophysiology, 53, 4-20. [PubMed]

Kochanska, G., Brock, R. L., Chen, K.-H., Aksan, N., & Anderson, S. W. (2014). Paths from early mother-child and father-child relationships to externalizing behavior problems in children differing in electrodermal reactivity: A Longitudinal study from age 2 to 10. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 43, 721-734. [PubMed]

Yen, N. S., & Chen, K.-H., & Liu, E. H. (2010). Emotional modulation of the late positive potential (LPP) generalizes to Chinese individuals. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 75, 319-325. [PubMed]

Emotions & Health

Brown, C. L. Wells, J. L., Hua, A. Y., Chen, K.-H., Merrilees, J., & Levenson, R.W. (2020). Emotion recognition and reactivity in persons with neurodegenerative disease are differentially associated with caregiver health. The Gerontologist, 15, 1233-1243. [PubMed]

Hua, A. Y., Wells, J., L., Haase, C. M., Chen, K.-H., Rosen, H. J., Miller, B. L., Levenson, R. W. (2019). A new window into caregiver health: Using the patient brain as predictor. Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders, 47, 42-54. 

Wells, J. L. Brown, C. L., Hua, A. Y., Soyster, P. D., Chen, K.-H., Coppola, G., Haase, C. M., & Levenson, R. W. (2019). Caregivers’ 5-HTTLPR genotype moderates the effect of patients’ empathic accuracy deficits on caregivers’ ill-being. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 27, 1046-1056. [PubMed]

Chen, K.-H.*, Wells, J.*, Otero, M., Lwi, S., Haase, C., & Levenson, R. W. (2017). Greater experience of non-target negative emotions in patients with neurodegenerative diseases is related to lower emotional well-being in caregivers. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 44, 245-255. *Co-first author. [PubMed]

Emotion & Cognition

Chen, K.-H., Okerstrom, K., Kingyon J., Anderson, S. W., Cavanagh, J., & Narayanan, N. S. (2016). Startle habituation and mid-frontal theta activity in Parkinson’s disease. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 28, 1923-1932. [PubMed]

Chen, K.-H., Rusch, M., Dawson, J., Rizzo, M., & Anderson, S. W. (2015). Susceptibility to social pressure scenarios following ventromedial prefrontal cortex damage. Social Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience, 10, 1469-1476. [PubMed]

Parker, K.*, Chen, K.-H.*, Kingyon, J. R., Cavanagh, J. F., Narayanan, K. S. (2015). Medial frontal ~4 Hz activity in humans and rodents is attenuated in PD patients and in rodents with cortical dopamine depletion. Journal of Neurophysiology, 114, 1310-1320. *Co-first author. [PubMed]

Chen, K.-H., Anderson, S. W., Rusch, M., Aksan, N., Dawson, J., & Rizzo M. (2013). Choking under pressure in older drivers. Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design, pp. 432-438. [PubMed]

Yen, N. S., Chou, I. C., Chung, H.-K., & Chen, K.-H. (2012). The interaction between expected values and risk levels in a modified Iowa gambling task. Biological Psychology, 91, 232-237. [PubMed]


Nguyen, C., Chen, K.-H., & Denburg, N. (2018). The use of problem-solving therapy for primary care to enhance complex decision making in healthy community-dwelling older adults. Frontiers in Psychology: Clinical and Health Psychology, 9, 870. [PubMed]

Rogalsky, C., LaCroix, A. N., Chen, K.-H., Anderson, S. W., Damasio, H., Love, T., & Hickok, G. (2018). The neurobiology of agrammatic sentence comprehension: A Lesion study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 30, 234-255. [PubMed]

Freedberg, M., Schacherer, J., Chen, K.-H., Uc, E. Y., Narayanan, N. S., Hazeltine, E. (2017). Separating the effect of reward from corrective feedback during learning in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 17, 678-695. [PubMed]

Parker, K. L., Kim Y. C., Kelley, R., Nessler, A., Chen, K.-H., Muller-Ewald V., Andreasen, N., Narayanan, N. S. (2017). Delta-frequency stimulation of cerebellar projections can compensate for schizophrenia-related medial frontal dysfunction. Molecular Psychiatry, 22, 647–655. [PubMed]

Kim, Y. C., Han, S. W., Alberico, S. L., Ruggiero, R. N., De Corte, B., Chen, K.-H., & Narayanan, N. S. (2016). Optogenetic stimulation of frontal D1 neurons compensates for impaired temporal control of action in dopamine-depleted mice. Current Biology, 27, 39–47. [PubMed]

Rogalsky, C., Poppa, T., Chen, K.-H., Anderson, S. W., Damasio, H., Love, T., & Hickok, G. (2015). Speech repetition as a window on the neurobiology of auditory-motor integration for speech: A voxel-based lesion symptom mapping study. Neuropsychologia, 71, 18-27. [PubMed]

Cavaco, S., Anderson, S. W., Chen, K.-H., Teixeira-Pinto, A., & Damasio, H. (2015). Parietal damage impairs learning of a visuomotor tracking skill. Neuropsychologia, 79, 106–112. [PubMed]

Parker, K. L., Chen, K.-H., Kingyon, J. R., Cavanagh, J. F., & Narayanan, N. S. (2014). D1-Dependent 4 Hz oscillations and ramping activity in rodent medial frontal cortex during interval timing. Journal of Neuroscience, 34, 16774-16783. [PubMed]

Dawson, J., Yu, L., Chen, K.-H., Rusch, M., Johnson, A., Aksan, N., Sunda, T., Hiramatsu, M., Anderson, S. W., & Rizzo, M. (2013). Neuropsychological predictors of safety in urban left-turn scenarios. Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design, pp. 226-232. [PubMed]


Brown, C.L., Bosley, H., Chen, K.-H., Levenson, R.W., & Persons, J.B. (2019). An idiographic statistical approach to clinical hypothesis testing for routine psychotherapy: A case study. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 118, 43-53. [PubMed]

Chen K.-H., Aksan N., Anderson S. W., Grafft A., and Chapleau M. W. (2014). Habituation of parasympathetic-mediated heart rate responses to recurring acoustic startle. Frontiers in Psychology: Psychology for Clinical Settings. 5:1288. [PubMed]


Chiang, N. C. R., Yen, N. S., Littauer, R., & Chen, K.-H. (2014). Geographical reasoning and biases: The view from Taiwan, The Journal of Kaohsiung Behavior Sciences, 4, 57-93. 

Chen, K.-H. (2004). The construction and concept of Naturalist Intelligence. Gifted Education Quarterly, 91, 29-36.