• Room G004, N21, University of Macau

  • (853) 8822-9182

  • zhiyingzhao@um.edu.mo

PhD, Sep. 2014 – March 2019, Biomedical Engineering, School of Life Science and Technology, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC)

MS, Sep. 2011 – July 2014, Cognitive Neuroscience, Faculty of Psychology, Southwest University

BS, Sep. 2006 – July 2010, Applied Psychology, School of Education, Heilongjiang University

  • 2013, Chinese National Scholarship for Postgraduate Student
  • 2017, Travel Award, Real-Time Functional Imaging and Neurofeedback Conference (rt-FIN 2017, Nara, Japan
  • 2017, Best poster, Real-Time Functional Imaging and Neurofeedback Conference (rt-FIN 2017, Nara, Japan)
  • 2020, Sichuan Medical Science and Technology award for applied research
  • 2013, Chinese National Scholarship for Postgraduate Student
  • 2017, Travel Award, Real-Time Functional Imaging and Neurofeedback Conference (rt-FIN 2017, Nara, Japan)
  • 2017, Best poster, Real-Time Functional Imaging and Neurofeedback Conference (rt-FIN 2017, Nara, Japan)
  • 2020, Sichuan Medical Science and Technology award for applied research
  • 2021, Sichuan Science and Technology Progress award

I’m interested in studying the biomarkers of brain disorders and to therapeutically modulate the identified markers using advanced real-time neurofeedback training in these disorders.

  • Reviewer for Brain Connectivity, Scientific Reports, Frontiers in Psychology.
  • Zhao, Z., Yao, S., Zweerings, J., Zhou, X., Zhou, F., Kendrick, K. M., … & Becker, B. (2021). Putamen volume predicts real‐time fMRI neurofeedback learning success across paradigms and neurofeedback target regions. Human Brain Mapping, 42(6), 1879-1887.
  • Zhao, Z., Ma, X., Geng, Y., Zhao, W., Zhou, F., Wang, J., … & Becker, B. (2019). Oxytocin differentially modulates specific dorsal and ventral striatal functional connections with frontal and cerebellar regions. Neuroimage, 184, 781-789.
  • Zhao, Z., Yao, S., Li, K., Sindermann, C., Zhou, F., Zhao, W., … & Becker, B. (2019). Real-time functional connectivity-based neurofeedback of amygdala-frontal pathways reduces anxiety. Psychotherapy and psychosomatics, 88(1), 5-15.
  • Montag, C.*, Zhao, Z.*, Sindermann, C., Xu, L., Fu, M., Li, J., … & Becker, B. (2018). Internet Communication Disorder and the structure of the human brain: initial insights on WeChat addiction. Scientific reports, 8(1), 2155. (Shared first author)
  • Zhao, Z., Romaker, E., Hampson, M. (2021). The treatment and study of psychiatric disorders with fMRI neurofeedback. FMRI Neurofeedback, 1st Edition. Elsevier (Book chapter).