Ching-I Lu, Ph.D.
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Ching-I Lu, Ph.D.
Dr. Lu is a researcher in reading, especially in reading western musical notation system, as well as working memory and executive function. She is currently studying brain activation in Musicians comparing different reading tasks, including letters, musical notation, reading transposing instrument, and digit using magnetoencephalography (MEG) at VA hospital in Taipei, Taiwan.
Dr. Lu also focuses on cognitive process while healthy readers learn a new language, such as Chinese. Other areas of interest include Neuroplasticity of Musicians’ brain using neuroimaging techniques and musical therapy in stroke patients and Autism.
Dr. Lu is also a member of the International Society for Musical Education.
Research Interest/Area of Expertise
Cognitive process of reading musical notation.
Generalization after musical training, especially in working memory and executive function in musicians.
Neuroplasticity of musicians' brains, using fMRI, TMS, and magnetoencephalography (MEG).
Musical therapy in stroke patients and ASD (Autism Sprectrum Disorder).
Education – Degrees, Licenses, Certifications
- BA 1992 Music, National Taiwan Normal University
- MA 1996 Music, National Taiwan Normal University
- MS 2004 Psychology, National Taiwan University
- Fellowship Program 2006 NMR Center and the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, at Massachusetts General Hospital
- PhD 2012 Communication Sciences and Disorders, Wayne State University
- Lu, C.I., & Greenwald, M. (2016). Reading and working memory in adults with or without formal musical training: Musical and lexical tone. Psychology of Music, 44 (3), 369-387. Poster presented at
- Meli, E., Manfre, J., Suntres, S., Atkinson, D., Meehan, M., Parrish, J., Lu, C. I., and Greenwald, M. (April 21-23, 2016). Contrasting Methods for Training Verbal Names in Healthy Adults. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Michigan- Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
- Lu, C. I. and Greenwald, M. (2015). Reading and working memory in adults with or without formal musical training: Musical and lexical tone. Psychology of Music. DOI: 10.1177/0305735614568881.
- Lu, C. I., and Greenwald, M. (Nov. 14-18, 2012). Musical Training Facilitates Reading of Mandarin Chinese. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Atlanta, Georgia.
- Greenwald, M., Lu, C. I., Bowyer, S. (Nov. 17-20, 2011). Magnetoencephalography (MEG) Analyses of Lexical Decision in Developmental Dyslexia. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, San Diego, California.
- Lu, C. I., Greenwald, M., Bowyer, S. (Jun. 06-10, 2010). Brain activation during letter sounding and silent transposing of musical notation: A MEG study. Poster presented at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Barcelona, Spain.
- Lu, C. I., Greenwald, M., Bowyer, S. (Nov. 18-22, 2009). Patterns of Brain Activation During Silent Transposing of Musical Notation. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in New Orleans, Louisiana.