Puiyan Kwok, Ph. D

Email: veronkpy@sions.cn
Dr. Kwok received her Ph.D degree from the University of Hong Kong in 2016. Her recent work focuses on the neural mechanisms underlying lexical tone processing in reading and color perception. She has published research findings in leading journals including PNAS and Human Brain Mapping.
Selected publications: (First/co-first author *)
  1. Kwok, V. P.Y.*, Matthews, S., Yakpo, K., & Tan, L.H. (2019). Neural correlates and functional connectivity of lexical tone processing in reading. Brain and Language, 196:104662.

  2. Luo, D.,Kwok, V.P.Y.*, Liu, Q., Li, W., Yang, Y., Zhou, K., Xu, M., Gao, J.H., & Tan, L.H. (2019). Microstructural plasticity in the bilingual brain. Brain and Language, 196:104654.

  3. Kwok, V. P. Y.*, Dan, G., Yakpo, K., Matthews, S., Fox, P.T., Li, P., & Tan, L.H. (2017). A meta-analytic study of the neural systems for auditory processing of lexical tones. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
  4. Kwok, V. P.Y.*, Dan, G., Yakpo, K., Matthews, S., & Tan, L. H. (2016). Neural systems for auditory perception of lexical tones. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 37, 34-40. 
  5. Kwok, V. P.Y.*, Wang, T., Chen, S., Yakpo, K., Zhu, L., Fox, P. T., & Tan, L. H. (2015). Neural signatures of lexical tone reading. Human Brain Mapping, 36(1), 304-312. 
  6. Kwok, V. P.Y.*, Niu, Z., Kay, P., Zhou, K., Mo, L., Jin, Z., & Tan, L. H. (2011). Learning new color names produces rapid increase in gray matter in the intact adult human cortex. PNAS, 108(16), 6686-6688. 
  7. Zhou, K., Mo, L., Kay, P., Kwok, V. P., Ip, T. N., & Tan, L. H. (2010). Newly trained lexical categories produce lateralized categorical perception of color. PNAS, 107(22), 9974-9978