Yaling Yang

Summary

Affiliation: University of Southern California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Prefrontal white matter in pathological liars
    Yaling Yang
    Department of Psychology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 1061, USA
    Br J Psychiatry 187:320-5. 2005
  2. doi request reprint Frontal information flow and connectivity in psychopathy
    Yaling Yang
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, 1721 Speyer Lane, Redondo Beach, Los Angeles, CA 90278, USA
    Br J Psychiatry 201:408-9. 2012
  3. pmc Localisation of increased prefrontal white matter in pathological liars
    Yaling Yang
    Department of Psychology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and David Geffen School of Medicine, CA 90089 1061, USA
    Br J Psychiatry 190:174-5. 2007
  4. pmc Callosal thickness reductions relate to facial dysmorphology in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
    Yaling Yang
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Department of Neurology, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 36:798-806. 2012
  5. pmc Disease and genetic contributions toward local tissue volume disturbances in schizophrenia: a tensor-based morphometry study
    Yaling Yang
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Hum Brain Mapp 33:2081-91. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Morphological alterations in the prefrontal cortex and the amygdala in unsuccessful psychopaths
    Yaling Yang
    Laboratory of Neuroimaging, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 119:546-54. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Mapping corticocortical structural integrity in schizophrenia and effects of genetic liability
    Owen R Phillips
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Department of Neurology, Geffen School of Medicine at University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 7334, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 70:680-9. 2011
  8. pmc Abnormal structural correlates of response perseveration in individuals with psychopathy
    Yaling Yang
    Laboratory of Neuroimaging, Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 23:107-10. 2011
  9. pmc Reduced hippocampal and parahippocampal volumes in murderers with schizophrenia
    Yaling Yang
    Laboratory of Neuroimaging, Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Psychiatry Res 182:9-13. 2010
  10. pmc No volumetric differences in the anterior cingulate of psychopathic individuals
    Andrea L Glenn
    Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, 3809 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Psychiatry Res 183:140-3. 2010

Research Grants

  1. Structural Brain Imaging in Psychopathy
    Yaling Yang; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications19

  1. ncbi request reprint Prefrontal white matter in pathological liars
    Yaling Yang
    Department of Psychology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 1061, USA
    Br J Psychiatry 187:320-5. 2005
    ..Studies have shown increased bilateral activation in the prefrontal cortex when normal individuals lie, but there have been no structural imaging studies of deceitful individuals...
  2. doi request reprint Frontal information flow and connectivity in psychopathy
    Yaling Yang
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, 1721 Speyer Lane, Redondo Beach, Los Angeles, CA 90278, USA
    Br J Psychiatry 201:408-9. 2012
    ..Frontal information flow and connectivity may have a significant role in the neuropathology of psychopathy...
  3. pmc Localisation of increased prefrontal white matter in pathological liars
    Yaling Yang
    Department of Psychology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and David Geffen School of Medicine, CA 90089 1061, USA
    Br J Psychiatry 190:174-5. 2007
    ..This white matter increase may predispose some individuals to pathological lying...
  4. pmc Callosal thickness reductions relate to facial dysmorphology in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
    Yaling Yang
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Department of Neurology, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 36:798-806. 2012
    ..Furthermore, associations between facial dysmorphology and callosal structure remain undetermined...
  5. pmc Disease and genetic contributions toward local tissue volume disturbances in schizophrenia: a tensor-based morphometry study
    Yaling Yang
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Hum Brain Mapp 33:2081-91. 2012
    ..Thus, brain deformation profiles revealed in this study may help to clarify the role of specific genetic or environmental risk factors toward altered brain morphology in schizophrenia...
  6. doi request reprint Morphological alterations in the prefrontal cortex and the amygdala in unsuccessful psychopaths
    Yaling Yang
    Laboratory of Neuroimaging, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 119:546-54. 2010
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  7. doi request reprint Mapping corticocortical structural integrity in schizophrenia and effects of genetic liability
    Owen R Phillips
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Department of Neurology, Geffen School of Medicine at University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 7334, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 70:680-9. 2011
    ..However, the structural integrity of the superficial WM, comprising short-range association (U-fibers) and intracortical axons, has not been investigated in schizophrenia...
  8. pmc Abnormal structural correlates of response perseveration in individuals with psychopathy
    Yaling Yang
    Laboratory of Neuroimaging, Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 23:107-10. 2011
    ..The findings provide preliminary evidence suggesting potential contributions of frontotemporal structural deficits in neurocognitive impairment with perseveration in individuals with psychopathy...
  9. pmc Reduced hippocampal and parahippocampal volumes in murderers with schizophrenia
    Yaling Yang
    Laboratory of Neuroimaging, Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Psychiatry Res 182:9-13. 2010
    ..Future studies examining subtle morphological changes in frontal and limbic structures in association with clinical and behavioral characteristics may help further clarify the neurobiological basis of violent behavior...
  10. pmc No volumetric differences in the anterior cingulate of psychopathic individuals
    Andrea L Glenn
    Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, 3809 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Psychiatry Res 183:140-3. 2010
    ..Our findings call into question whether the anterior cingulate is impaired in psychopathy, or whether previous findings of reduced activity may result from reduced input from other deficient regions...
  11. pmc Localization of deformations within the amygdala in individuals with psychopathy
    Yaling Yang
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 66:986-94. 2009
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  12. pmc Neural foundations to moral reasoning and antisocial behavior
    Adrian Raine
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Program, University of Southern California, USA
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 1:203-13. 2006
    ..While this neurobiological predisposition is likely only one of several biosocial processes involved in the etiology of antisocial behavior, it raises significant moral issues for the legal system and neuroethics...
  13. ncbi request reprint Volume reduction in prefrontal gray matter in unsuccessful criminal psychopaths
    Yaling Yang
    Department of Psychology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089 1061, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 57:1103-8. 2005
    ..This study tests the hypothesis that psychopathy is associated with a reduction in prefrontal gray volume but that this abnormality is specific to unsuccessful psychopaths...
  14. pmc The contributions of disease and genetic factors towards regional cortical thinning in schizophrenia: the UCLA family study
    Yaling Yang
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90024, United States
    Schizophr Res 123:116-25. 2010
    ..However, it remains unclear whether regional variations in cortical thickness may be attributable to disease-related or genetic-liability factors...
  15. pmc Genetic and environmental influences on cortical thickness among 14-year-old twins
    Yaling Yang
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Neuroreport 23:702-6. 2012
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  16. pmc Prefrontal structural and functional brain imaging findings in antisocial, violent, and psychopathic individuals: a meta-analysis
    Yaling Yang
    Laboratory of Neuroimaging, Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095, United States
    Psychiatry Res 174:81-8. 2009
    ..Findings confirm the replicability of prefrontal structural and functional impairments in antisocial populations and highlight the involvement of orbitofrontal, dorsolateral frontal, and anterior cingulate cortex in antisocial behavior...
  17. pmc Increased volume of the striatum in psychopathic individuals
    Andrea L Glenn
    Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 67:52-8. 2010
    ..Few studies have explored whether differences are present in the striatum of antisocial individuals. Here, we examine the structure of the striatum in relation to psychopathy...
  18. pmc Abnormal cortical thickness alterations in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and their relationships with facial dysmorphology
    Yaling Yang
    Laboratory of NeuroImaging LONI, Department of Neurology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Cereb Cortex 22:1170-9. 2012
    ..Furthermore, the significant associations between thickness and dysmorphic measures suggest that the severity of brain anomalies may be reflected by that of the face...
  19. doi request reprint Brain abnormalities in antisocial individuals: implications for the law
    Yaling Yang
    Department of Psychology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 1061, USA
    Behav Sci Law 26:65-83. 2008
    ..It is argued that brain dysfunction is a risk factor for antisocial behavior and that it is likely that imaging will play an increasing (albeit limited) role in legal decision-making...

Research Grants1

  1. Structural Brain Imaging in Psychopathy
    Yaling Yang; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..By uncovering the neural basis of psychopathy, this proposal will hopefully provide valuable scientific knowledge that will facilitate the development of prevention and treatment of this disorder. ..