Dr. Fan’s research focuses on human attentional processes conceptualized as a system of anatomical areas forming specialized networks. Through independent research and collaboration, he has conducted behavioral, developmental, and patient-based studies using functional magnetic resonance imaging, event related potentials, genetics, and computational modeling to investigate the anatomy, circuitry, pathology, and development of attentional networks. Dr. Fan has expertise in cognitive neuroscience, specifically various neuroimaging methods.
Current research is focused on understanding the mechanisms of brain circuits underlying cognitive functions, such as attention and emotion, in normal and patient populations by employing behavioral, developmental, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), event related potentials (ERP), computational modeling, and genetics methods.