- Email email：firstname.lastname@example.org
- Neural basis of language development and disorders in monolingual and bilingual children
Neural basis of second language learning in children and adults
Early identification and intervention of developmental dyslexia
- 2009-2011 Post-doctoral fellow, Learning Research and Development Center, University of Pittsburgh, USA
2004-2009 PhD, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. USA
2001-2004 MA, Psychology, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
1997-2001 BS, Psychology, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
- 2017-present Professor, Department of Psychology, Sun Yat-Sen University
2014-present Assistant Professor, Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. USA
2011-2013 Assistant Professor, elite Nanyang Assistant Professor, Division of Psychology, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
(* indicates the first author is/was a student or post-doc in my lab; corresponding authors are underscored.)
1. Kim S* Liu L & Cao F (2017). How does first language (L1) influence second language (L2) reading in the brain? Evidence from Korean-English and Chinese-English bilinguals. Brain and Language. 171:1-13.
2. Cao F, Sussman B, Rios V, Yan X, Spray G, Wang Z, Mack R (2017). Different brain mechanisms involved in learning different L2s: evidence from native English speakers learning Spanish and Chinese. NeuroImage, 148: 284-295.
3. Lagarrigue A, Longcamp M, Anton J, Nazarian B, Prevot L, Velay J, Cao F, Frenck-Mestre C (2017). The neural network of reading: Does writing help the brain accommodate for linguistic diversity? Neuropsychologia, 97:83-97.
4. Cao F, Yan X, Wang Z, Liu Y, Wang J, Spray G, Deng Y (2017). Neural signatures of phonological deficits in developmental dyslexia. NeuroImage, 146: 301-311.
5. Cao F & Perfetti CA (2016). Neural signatures of the reading-writing connection: greater involvement of writing in Chinese reading than English reading. PlosOne, 11(12):e0168414
7. Kim S*, Qi T, Fang X, Ding G, Liu L, & Cao F (2016). How does language distance between L1 and L2 affect the L2 brain network? An fMRI study of Korean-Chinese-English trilinguals. Neuroimage, 129, 25-39.
8. Cao F (invited review article) (2016). Neuroimaging studies on bilingual reading. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. 19(4), 683-688.