Pei-Wen Yeh

Assistant Professor


Office: CS821

Tel: (07)312-1101  ext.2194 #838




 Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Lancaster University, UK


Professional Experiences

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Psychology, National Chengchi University (2017.8-2020.1)



Cognitive Developmental neuroscience, event-related potential research, speech and emotion perception development 



Social Cognitive Development Laboratory 


The laboratory uses event-related potentials in electrophysiology as a research tool to investigate social cognitive development. The research topics include the emotional understanding of vocabulary and body imagery, empathic thinking, and correlation with personality traits.

In addition to studying the general development of children and adolescents, we also investigate the similarities and differences in the cognitive understanding of high-functioning autistic individuals. We hope to establish a developmental model of social emotion cognition that can be used as a reference for clinical diagnosis or teaching in the future.

Currently, the lab welcomes graduate students and university students.



Peer-Reviewed Journals

Cheng, Y. Y., Wu, H. C., Shih, H. Y., Yeh, P. W., Yen. H. L., Lee, C. Y.* (2021). Deficits in Processing of Lexical Tones in Mandarin-Speaking Children With Developmental Language Disorder: Electrophysiological Evidence. Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research 64(2):1-13

Yeh, P. W., Lin, T. L., & Chiang, C. H.* (2021). The profiles of adaptive behavior and its relation to cognitive ability and severity in children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders. Chinese Journal of Psychology. 63(3), 285-307(TSSCI)

*Yeh, P. W., Geangu, E., & Reid, V. (2016). Coherent emotional perception from body expressions and the voice. Neuropsychologia, 91, 99-108. (SSCI, SCI)

Yang, M. T., Hsu, C. H., Yeh, P. W., Lee, W. T., Liang, J. S., Fu., W. M., & Lee., C. Y.* (2015). Attention deficits revealed by passive auditory change detection for pure tones and lexical tones in ADHD children. Front Hum Neurosci. 9(470), 1-13. (SCI)

Lee, C. Y.*, Yen, H. L., Yeh, P. W., Lin, W. H., Cheng, Y. Y., Tzeng, Y. L., & Wu, H. C. (2012). Mismatch responses to lexical Tone, initial consonant, and vowel in Mandarin speaking preschoolers. Neuropsychologia, 50 (14), 3228- 3239. (SSCI, SCI)


Yeh, P. W., Cheng, Y, Y., Lee, C, Y., & Chiang, C. H. (2019). The Neural Mechanism of Emotionally Metaphorical Comprehension in Schooling Children with and without High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder International Society for Autism 2019 Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada.

Yeh, P. W., Chiang, C. H., & Lin, Y. A. (2018). The Development of EF and Its Relationships with Social Function and Behavior Problem in the Children with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder. International Society for Autism 2018 Annual Meeting, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Yeh, P. W., Geangu, E., & Reid, V. (2016). Mapping developmental changes in the integration of emotion perception from bodily expressions and affective sounds in 5- to 6-year-old children. 1st Lancaster Conference on Infant and Child Development. Lancaster, United Kingdom.

Yeh, P. W., Geangu, E., & Reid, V. (2016). A developmental perspective on emotion processing from body expressions and the voice. 3rd The European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. Porto, Portugal.

Yeh, P. W., Dunn, K., Geangu, E., & Reid, V. (2016). Developmental change in emotion perception from body and affective sounds. XX Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies. New Orleans, U.S.A

Yeh, P. W., Dunn, K., Geangu, E., & Reid, V. (2015). Emotion perception from body and affective sounds in 6.5-month old infants. 2015 British Psychological Society: Developmental Section and Social Section Annual Conference. Manchester, United Kingdom.

Yeh, P. W. & Lee, C.Y. (2012). Mismatch response to change of lexical tone measured at preschool predict later reading development. The 6th Conference on Mismatch Negativity and its Clinical and Scientific Applications. New York, U.S.A


Funded research or teaching projects

Ministry of Science and Technology's 108th Annual Young Scholars Program

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