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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Yanni Liu, Ph.D.

Contact Information


Primary Programs/Services:
Child and Adolescent


  • University of Michigan
  • Beijing Normal University

Clinical Interest:

  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • Dyslexia

Research Interest:

  • Executive control, error-monitoring and reward processing
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Language processing
  • Multimodal neuroimaging (fMRI, DTI, ERP, fNRIs, connectivity)

Academic Appointment:

  • Research Investigator, University of Michigan

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • Liu, Y, Nelson, LD, Bernat, EM, Gehring WJ. Perceptual properties of feedback stimuli influence the feedback-related negativity in the flanker gambling task. Psychophysiology.2014. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12216.
  • Liu, Y, Hanna, G, Carrasco, M , Gehring WJ, Fitzgerald, KD. Altered relationship between electrophysiological response to errors and gray matter volumes in an extended network for error-processing in pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder. Human Brain Mapping. 2014; 35:1143-1153.
  • Fitzgerald, KD, Liu, Y, Stern, ER, Welsh, RC, Hanna GL, Monk, CS, Phan, L, Taylor, SF. Reduced error-related activation of dorsolateral prefrontal cortex across pediatric anxiety disorders. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2013; 52: 1183-1191.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2013.09.002.
  • Liu, Y, Cherkassky, VL, Minshew, NJ, Just, MA. Autonomy of lower-level perception from global processing in autism: evidence from brain activation and functional connectivity. Neuropsychologia. 2011; 40: 2105-2111.