Personal Details

Nan Lin
Associate Prof.
Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Email: linn at


  • 2012.07— present, Assistant Prof., Institute of Psychology
  • 2007.09—2012.07, Ph. D. Beijing Normal University
  • 2001.09—2005.07, B.S. Nankai University, Biology

Research Interest

  • Reading;Semantic processing


  • Zhao, Y., Song, L., Ding, J., Lin, N., Wang, Q., Du, X., ... & Han, Z. (2017). Left anterior temporal lobe and bilateral anterior cingulate cortex are semantic hub regions: Evidence from behavior-nodal degree mapping in brain-damaged patients. Journal of Neuroscience, 37(1), 141-151.
  • Lin, N., Wang, X., Xu, Y., Wang, X., Hua, H., Zhao, Y., & Li, X. (in press). Fine Subdivisions of the Semantic Network Supporting Social and Sensory–Motor Semantic Processing. Cerebral Cortex.
  • Hua, H., Gu, J., Lin, N., & Li, X. (2017). Letter/character position encoding in visual word recognition. Advances in Psychological Science, 25(6), 1-7. doi:10.3724/SP.J.1042.2017.001.
  • Ding, J., Chen, K., Chen, Y., Fang, Y., Yang, Q., Lv, Y., Lin, N., Bi, Y., Guo, Q.*, & Han, Z*. The Left Fusiform Gyrus is a Critical Region Contributing to the Core Behavioral Profile of Semantic Dementia[J]. Frontiers in human neuroscience, 2016, 10. 
  • Lin N, Yu X, Zhao Y, Zhang M (2016). Functional Anatomy of Recognition of Chinese Multi- Character Words: Convergent Evidence from Effects of Transposable Nonwords, Lexicality, and  Word Frequency. PLoS ONE 11(2): e0149583. doi:10.1371/ journal.pone.0149583
  • Lin, N., Wang, X., Zhao, Y., Liu, Y., Li, X., & Bi, Y. (2015). Premotor Cortex Activation Elicited during Word Comprehension Relies on Access of Specific Action Concepts. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 27, 2051-2062.
  • Lin, N., Bi, Y., Zhao, Y., Luo, C., & Li, X. (2015). The theory-of-mind network in support of action verb comprehension: Evidence from an fMRI study. Brain and language, 141, 1-10
  • Liu, P. P.*, Li, W. J.*, Lin, N., & Li, X. S. (2013). Do Chinese readers follow the national standard rules for word segmentation during reading?. PloS one, 8(2), e55440. 
  • He, C., Peelen, M. V., Han, Z., Lin, N., Caramazza, A., & Bi, Y.* (2013). Selectivity for large nonmanipulable objects in scene-selective visual cortex does not require visual experience. Neuroimage, 79, 1-9. 
  • Lin, N., Lu, X., Fang, F., Han, Z., & Bi, Y. (2011). Is the semantic category effect in the lateral temporal cortex due to motion property differences? NeuroImage, 55, 1853-1864.
  • Lin, N., Guo, Q., Han, Z., & Bi, Y. (2011). Motor knowledge is one dimension for concept organization: Further evidence from a Chinese semantic dementia case. Brain and Language, 119, 110-118.
  • Lin, N., Bi, Y., & Han, Z. (2011). Organization of Semantic Memory: Evidence from Category-specific Processing Patterns. Chinese Journal of Stroke, 6, 665-670.
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