My research interest is to better understand the neural mechanism underlying pain perception and following spinal cord injury.
My current research projects are fMRI of nociception in non-human primates.
Yang PF, Chen YY, Chen DY, Hu JW, Chen JH, Yen CT, 'Comparison of fMRI BOLD Response Patterns by Electrical Stimulation of the Ventroposterior Complex and Medial Thalamus of the Rat' PLoS One. 2013, 8(6):e66821.
Pai-Feng Yang, Der-Yow Chen, James W Hu, Jyh-Horng Chen, Chen-Tung Yen, 'Functionaltracing of medial nociceptive pathways using activity-dependent manganese-enhanced MRI' Pain 2011, 152: 194-203.
Jun-Cheng Weng, Jyh-Horng Chen, Pai-Feng Yang, Wen-Yih I. Tseng, 'Functional Mapping ofRat Barrel Activation Following Whisker Stimulation Using Activity-Induced Manganese-Dependent Contrast' Neuroimage 2007, 36: 1179-1188.